5.2 Non-Contact Time

5.2.1 The non-contact time allocations for secondary teachers are an acknowledgement of the importance to quality education of the duties other than classroom teaching (such as those referred to in 5.1.1 (a to d) above) which teachers are required to undertake while schools are open for instruction.

5.2.2 For the purposes of 5.2, non-contact time is based on individual teachers’ timetabled hours comprising a total of 25 hours or a combination of periods of time equivalent to 25 hours per week.

5.2.3

    1. The employer shall provide five timetabled non-contact hours within each school week to each full-time teacher subject to 5.1A above. The non-contact time may be a combination of differing periods of time which total no less than the equivalent of five non-contact hours.
    2. The individual time allowances provided under clause 3.7 (Te Atakura), 3.8 (Beginning Teacher), 3.8A (Head of Department Beginning Teacher Time Allowance) and 3.8B (Specialist Classroom Teacher) of this Agreement shall be in addition to the non-contact time entitlements above.

5.2.4 Specialist Secondary Teachers of Technology

Specialist secondary teachers of technology who come within the coverage in clause 1.4(a).

    1. The employer shall timetable each full-time specialist secondary teacher of technology for no more than 20 contact hours within each school week subject to 5.1A above. The contact time may be a combination of differing periods of time which total no more than the equivalent of twenty contact hours.
    2. The maximum classroom contact hours of each full time specialist secondary teacher of technology provided above shall be reduced by any individual time allowances provided under clause 3.8 (Beginning Teacher) of this Agreement.

5.2.5 Permanent Unit Holders

    1. The employer shall provide as a minimum the following non-contact time entitlement to each teacher allocated permanent unit(s) in addition to the non-contact time entitlements set out in 5.2.3 and 5.2.4:
        1. one hour per week for holders of one permanent unit;
        2. two hours per week for holders of two permanent units; and
        3. three hours per week for holders of three or more permanent units.
    2. The non-contact time allocations expressed in 5.2.5(a)(i-iii) are minimum entitlements.  For the fourth and subsequent permanent unit(s) the employer will endeavour to provide one hour for each additional permanent unit. The employer may continue to provide additional non-contact time above this for senior management positions in accordance with school policies.
    3. The individual time allowances provided under clause 3.7 (Te Atakura), 3.8 (Beginning Teacher), 3.8A (Head of Department Beginning Teacher Time Allowance) and 3.8B (Specialist Classroom Teacher) of this Agreement shall be in addition to the non-contact time entitlements above. The Beginning Teacher Time Allowance (Clause 3.8) is calculated before the non-contact time entitlements are calculated.

5.2.6 Part-time teachers

The timetabled hours of part-time teachers shall be determined according to the following provisions. Attention is drawn to clause 4.5.1 which sets out the basis of the establishment of a part-time teacher’s FTTE proportion as the sum of their timetabled class contact hours and any allocated timetabled non-contact time.

    1. The employer will endeavour to provide non-contact time for part time teachers who are employed between 0.48 FTTE and 0.89 FTTE to allow such teachers non-contact time that is proportionate to that provided to full-time teachers (five hours per week under clause 5.2.3). The timetabled non-contact time outlined in the table in (b) shall continue to operate as a minimum entitlement.
    2. The minimum timetabled non-contact time of part-time teachers (including specialist secondary teachers of technology who come within the coverage in clause 1.4(a)) subject to 5.1A is outlined in the table below:
      FTTEMinimum timetabled non-contact hours per week
      0.89 3.0
      0.87-0.88 2.5
      0.85 – 0.86 2.0
      0.83 – 0.84 1.5
      0.75 – 0.82 1.0
      0.72 – 0.74 0.5
      Below 0.72 None
    1. The placement of each part-time teacher’s timetabled non-contact hours within the timetable shall be in discussion with the individual teacher and recognise the distribution of the individual’s timetabled class contact hours. The teacher is required to be available in the school during their timetabled non-contact time.
    2. Nothing in (a) – (c) above shall operate to reduce current agreements around the proportion of a full-time position to which a part-time teacher is appointed. Fixed-term arrangements with respect to all or part of a part-time teacher’s hours of work shall continue according to their current basis, including any agreement to revision of these hours.
    3. The individual time allowances provided under clause 3.7 (Te Atakura), 3.8 (Beginning Teacher), 3.8A (Head of Department Beginning Teacher Time Allowance), 3.8B (Specialist Classroom Teacher) and 5.2.5(a) (Permanent Unit Holders) of this Agreement shall be in addition to the non-contact time entitlements above.

5.2.7 Inquiry time

A board in an approved Kāhui Ako will be entitled to allocate a number of hours of inquiry time in each school year which will be generated by the relevant Staffing Order. The board will determine the allocation of the inquiry time following consultation with its teaching staff and the person in the Kāhui Ako Leadership role.

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