Teacher Workload and Professional Development
Distance learning shall not require additional demands on teacher workload, which can be effectively managed by diversifying distance learning modes.
Teachers shall be given sufficient non-teaching time to allow for the completion of other activities (lesson-planning, marking, administrative tasks, etc.) within their regularly allocated workload.
School shall inform/remind parents of appropriate channels to contact teachers, in addition to appropriate times and timelines to expect replies from teachers.
Schools shall continue to provide the minimum annual 25 hours of professional development to teachers as per Policy 28 of the Private School Policy and Guidance Manual 2014/15.
Schools shall continue to offer professional development in the areas online learning, navigating and using e-learning tools, cybersafety, and in supporting the wellbeing of students.