Introduction

The following resolution was approved by the 2010 Annual General Meeting:

"This AGM instructs Council to seek to ensure that an agreement is reached at national level to enable the requirements of school and local authority moderation for a Framework for Assessment to be met without detriment to teachers’ contractual working hours".

Teachers' Working Hours

2.1 The issue of teachers' contractual working hours is a matter for the SNCT.

2.2 There is no proposal in front of the SNCT to alter the working hours of teachers.

2.3 However, the demands for moderation of internal assessment potentially bring a workload demand. The National Assessment Resource stresses the importance of moderation as part of quality assurance of assessment. For many teachers, the use of moderation will be relatively new and will require time. 

Recommendation

3.1 It is recommended that potential workload issues arising from A Framework for Assessment should be part of the evidence to be submitted to the McCormac Review.

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