3.28 Classroom Release Time (CRT)

3.28.1 Every full-time permanent teacher, or long term reliever employed for at least a term, shall receive ten hours classroom release time per term.

3.28.2 Every part-time teacher employed for at least 0.8 FTTE per week who is either permanently employed or a long term reliever employed for at least a term, shall receive a prorated amount of ten hours classroom release time per term.

3.28.3 Every employer shall, in consultation with teachers, develop and maintain a policy for the allocation of classroom release time.

3.28.4 Classroom release time will be allocated according to policy developed as described in 3.28.3 above, except where it is not possible for genuine reasons arising at short notice.

Note: Guidelines for the appropriate use of classroom release time are available on both the NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Ministry of Education websites.

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