5.4 Duties when Schools are not Open for Instruction

5.4.1 The employer may require teachers to participate in professional development opportunities at times when the school is not open for instruction provided that no teacher shall be required to attend for more than five days or equivalent per annum and provided also that the needs of the individual teacher are taken into account and that the teacher’s own initiatives in undertaking professional development during time when the school is not open for instruction are considered.

5.4.2 The employer may require teachers to attend school or elsewhere when the school is not open for instruction for up to five days or equivalent per annum for all or any of the following purposes – school administration, preparation and coordination, departmental or related activities and community, parent and whanau contact and liaison.  The employer will endeavour to arrange matters at the school in such a way that any requirement under this section is not unreasonable and that teachers’ individual needs are taken into account.  Teachers’ own initiatives in undertaking work for the above purposes shall be counted when applying this clause.

5.4.3 Where teachers are required to attend school or elsewhere when the school is not open for instruction pursuant to 5.4.1 and 5.4.2 above, they shall be reimbursed for any actual and reasonable costs incurred.

Note: This provision shall not apply to teachers in Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu. The provisions applying to those teachers are contained in Part Eleven of this agreement.

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