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PPA on weeks with a bank holiday

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BeagleMomma Mon 22-Apr-19 14:54:51

Starting a new job in a new school tomorrow and wondering if anyone gets PPA still on weeks where there is a bank holiday?

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thebookeatinggirl Mon 22-Apr-19 17:01:23

You should, even if it's less time than usual as a shorter week.

At my current school you do. Luckily mine is on Thursday. The two people who have it on a Monday have just been told to suck it up.
There's one week at the end of term where we finish in a Tuesday so they get one paid back then.

I worked at a school once where the Head announced there'd be no PPA in the first and last week of term. Unions were called in, and she had to recant.

Aragog Mon 22-Apr-19 17:22:25

Our school still has PPA but it is reduced. Still had to hit the 10% of teaching time. So think the full time teachers end up with 2 hours instead of 2.5 hours this week and last.
I do ppa cover as part of my job and we have to reduce it and move it around in order to fit in everyone still getting some time.

BeagleMomma Mon 22-Apr-19 20:32:41

Brilliant, Thankyou!

I've been on supply for a year and a half and finally starting my NQT year so things feel a bit foreign all over again in regards to planning etc.!

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roundtable Mon 22-Apr-19 20:42:36

I'm so lucky at my school.

No question I won't get my ppa this week and I can go home for it.

Plus I only work 3 days a week and get a full afternoon.

Good schools and good heads do exist. Although I wonder how many there are. I've been doing supply for 5ish years. Been offered many jobs as I put on a lot of effort. This is the first I've said yes to.

Hopefully you have a similar type of school. Good luck!

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