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its officially Planning, Preparation and Assessment time, and it's roughly 10% of your teaching time - so for most teachers its one morning or one afternoon a week. And I use it for as many things as I can fit into that time slot - filing, updating profiles, very rarely I actually use it for planning (but then mine is currently on a tuesday morning which isn't great for knowing what I want to do the following week) Some schools employ a teacher to cover ppa time, others use teaching assistants (which is very naughty I think). I'm lucky that I have the same teacher cover every week so she knows the children/routines etc.

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Our school uses a qualified HLTA (higher level teacher assistant) to cover PPA time for nursery reception and years one and two. A teacher covers for years 3 to 6.

 

I have this PPA time to keep on top of paperwork and I am covered by a level 3 nursery nurse because I usually take this time in a morning (maintained nursery) when I am only needed to be a level 3.

 

In the afternoon I am an EYP of the wraparound nursery provision!!

 

Because I have to do all the nursery funding and paperwork as well as profiles and learning journeys and admissions stuff I do find it useful to get some time, sometimes!!!

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Fimbo i'm so glad you asked this question...i have known what teachers do in their PPA time...i talk about it with them but i have never asked what it actually stood for! I often find myself put at a disadvantage by people using acronyms for things...it's a pet hate of mine especially when they do it in front of parents in meetings (special needs ones usually!)

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