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Teachers: Part-time Employment

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 9 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what consideration his Department gives when issuing guidance to the time teachers will be required to spend familiarising themselves with new information. (241871)

To be familiar with current guidance, and to take account of changes to it, is a routine part of any job. In this regard teaching is no different to any profession.

In developing guidance, the Department always prioritises the impact on front line staff.

We aim to ensure guidance is:

(a) as straightforward as possible;

(b) has been consulted on and/or discussed with our Social Partners, and/or the Implementation Review Unit where appropriate;

so as to minimise any burden on the work force and maximise the effectiveness of the guidance.