The Working Time Agreement provides full details of the working week, non-contact time, collegiate time, "time and place", parents' meetings, part-time teachers and the process for reaching school based agreement on the use of the 190 collegiate hours.
Teachers are employed for a 35 hour week with:
Non-class contact time is the difference between the 22½ maximum class contact time and the pupil week. The Primary pupil week of 25 hours gives 2½ hours "McCrone time” and 27½ hours in Secondary gives 5 hours of "free periods”.
Non class-contact time or "McCrone time" is NOT a further division of the 35 hour week which is fully set out above. Therefore, during non-class contact time a teacher may:
During such weeks, the normal pattern of non-class contact applies. The normal pattern also applies if a teacher is absent or not at school for any part of the week.
See sections 2 The Working Week, Section 3 Time and Place and Section 4 Non-class contact time of the Working Time Agreement.