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Open evenings – do I have to go? Part-time hours – do I have to attend meetings on a day I’m not contracted? Notice period – how much do I have to give? Sick Pay – how much am I entitled to? PPA time – how much should I get? Can it be used for meetings? Directed time calendar – does the school have to have one? Sacked for being ill – is this possible? Claiming tax on subs – can I? Teacher-governor – do I have to leave a meeting when pay is discussed? Pensions – can I retire at 55? UPS – do I have to apply for UPS2 or UPS3? School rep – can I get time off for training? Maternity – how much notice do I have to give to return? Maternity – can I automatically go part-time on returning?
Observation – what is the limit on the number of observations? Curriculum responsibilities – can I be given them if I am not paid? GTC – do I really have to be registered? CRB – do I need a CRB check? ISA – what is it and will it affect me? Assaults – should the pupil be excluded if I am assaulted (including verbally)? What is the minimum temperature for my classroom? Swimming – can I be directed to walk pupils to the baths and teach them to swim? Disability – what is a reasonable adjustment? Racial abuse – does the school have to report incidents? Behaviour – can I refuse to teach a badly behaved pupil? Counselling service -  is there one?
Frequently Asked Questions
Debt problems – what should I do? Legal problems – what do I do? Bullying – I am being bullied in school, what do I do? Car damaged in car park – am I covered by the union? Assaulted in school – should I report it to the police? Trust – I work in a trust school so does the Blue Book apply? Academy – I work in an academy school so does the Blue Book apply?