I've been offered a 0.4 role in a school as a teacher. The same school have also offered me two days as a HLTA within the same class, but have said they would be happy for me to "be the teacher" to help boost my NQT hours - they just can't afford to pay the full whack. Is this allowed? I don't mind as keen to get my NQT year under way, and not bothered about the money.


For any period to count on induction you must be employed as a teacher and so HLTA work does not count. The decision does rest with the Local Authority as they are the appropriate body and decide on what does and does not count as induction. You should contact the LA and ask for their advice and decision. the school/head cannot decide. The Sage
Answered by: sagacious