Directives - Class Contact

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The following is the TUI policy on  Class Contact Hours:

Class Contact Directive for teachers with an Involvement in Junior Cycle

  1. Teachers who have an involvement in Junior Cycle and who do not hold the post of Principal Teacher, Deputy Principal Teacher or Assistant Principal (1) must work their weekly timetabled class contact hours up to but not exceeding 21 hours, 20 minutes. In addition, such teachers have an entitlement and commitment to 40 minutes per week of Professional Time related to Junior Cycle.

 

  1. Principal Teachers, Deputy-Principal Teachers and those teachers with an Assistant Principal (1) post of responsibility, who have an involvement in Junior Cycle, must work their weekly timetabled class contact hours up to but not in excess of the number appropriate to their posts, namely:

School Size in WTEs

Principal

Deputy-Principal

Assistant Principal (1)

1 - 3

17h, 20m

21h, 20m

17h, 20m

4 - 6

12h, 20m

17h, 20m

17h, 20m

7 - 11

7h, 20m

12h, 20m

17h, 20m

11+

4h, 20m

7h, 20m

17h, 20m


In addition, such teachers have an entitlement and commitment to 40 minutes per week of Professional Time related to Junior Cycle.

  1. Teachers who hold the post of Programme Co-ordinator and who have an involvement in Junior Cycle must work their weekly timetabled class contact hours up to but not in excess of the number appropriate to their posts, as set out in the relevant Department of Education Circulars, minus the 40 minutes per week of Professional Time related to Junior Cycle. In addition, such teachers have an entitlement and commitment to 40 minutes per week of Professional Time related to Junior Cycle.

Class Contact Directive for teachers without an Involvement in Junior Cycle

  • Teachers who do not have an involvement in Junior Cycle and who do not hold the post of Principal Teacher, Deputy Principal Teacher or Assistant Principal (1) must work their timetabled hours up to but not exceeding 22 hours.

 

  • Principal Teachers, Deputy-Principal Teachers and Assistant Principal (1) Teachers who do not have an involvement in Junior Cycle must work their timetabled hours up to but not in excess of the number appropriate to their posts, namely:

School Size in WTEs

Principal

Deputy-Principal

Assistant Principal (1)

1 - 3

18

22

18

4 - 6

13

18

18

7 - 11

8

13

18

11+

5

8

18

Teachers who hold the post of Programme Co-ordinator and who do not have an involvement in Junior Cycle must work their weekly timetabled class contact hours up to but not in excess of the number appropriate to their posts as set out in the relevant Department of Education Circulars.

Members are reminded of the above policy and are directed to continue to implement it.

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