Another document, which must be submitted in a few days, precisely to allow, later, the payment of the service provided, if recognized by the school contract, is the report of the person responsible, at the direction of the director of the school, to draw up the schedule (final and provisional) of the teaching service. whatever order they belong to.
How many hours of service per school segment?
The service schedule (article 28, point 5 of the CCNL) provides that this is the segmentation by school order:
- 25 hours a week in kindergarten
- 22 hours in primary school plus two hours of programming
- 18 hours in first and second year of high school.
Calculation of hours
All hours are calculated in 60 minutes. Any reduction in school hours, if approved by the Teaching Staff within the Plan of educational offer, entails the recovery of the hours not worked. If the reduction in school hours is only approved by the Club or Institute Council due to force majeure (lack of adequate transport for students, lack of canteen service, etc.), the hourly fees not performed should not be recovered. In this sense, Ministerial Circulars no. 243 of 22/9/1979 and n. 192 of 3/7/1980.
What does it mean and why?
To avoid problems with interpretation, it is good to know that:
- Service hours: is the duration of operation of the school service, the opening of the school with its joints.
- Lesson schedule: is the schedule that includes the curricular activities;
- Working hours: is the duration of the performance of the individual worker and includes all types of activities related to their professional profile and specific function.
What should be included in the service schedule?
Recreational and dining services are an integral part of the school day. The teacher has the obligation to supervise in the 5 minutes prior to the start of classes (art. 42 of the CCNL / 95); during class hours; during breaks (art. 99 of RD 965/24) and when children leave school; It is the responsibility of the School Board to adopt the internal regulations that, among other things, establish the modalities of supervision throughout the period of the classes.
Class schedule: how to organize it and who defines it
The schedule of the classes, usually marked on a weekly basis, is the responsibility of the principal. It must be organized taking into account as a matter of priority the criteria inherent in the organization of teaching. The schedule is usually made up of “commissions” appointed by the manager or chosen by the teaching staff.
Nursery opening hours
The nursery school’s opening hours are set at 40 hours per week, with the possibility of extending up to 50 hours. Families can request a reduction in school hours, limited to the morning slot only, for a total of 25 hours per week (Article 2, Decree of the President of the Republic 89 of 2009). Educational institutions organize educational activities for the nursery with the inclusion of children in different sections according to the schedule models chosen by the families.
Primary school opening hours
The weekly schedule of primary school classes may vary according to the prevalence of the options for families from 24 to 27 hours, even extending to 30 hours (Article 4, Decree of the President of the Republic 89 of 2009) .
To activate a 24-hour class, however, you must reach a minimum of 15 students. However, to activate a class of up to 30 hours, it is necessary to have the availability of teaching staff.
As an alternative to this usual schedule, families, depending on the availability of places, teaching staff and activated services, can apply for a full day of 40 hours per week (Article 4, Decree of the President of the Republic 89 of 2009). . Individual educational institutions, based on the resolution of their school board, define the organization of school hours in six or five days a week, with or without return in the afternoon for classes at 24, 27 and 30 hours.
Opening hours of the first year of high school
The weekly schedule of high school classes, organized by subjects, is equal to 30 hours (Article 5, Decree of the President of the Republic 89 of 2009).
Depending on the availability of places and activated services, long-term classes can be arranged. They work 36 hours a week of didactic and teaching activities with the obligation of two or three shifts in the afternoon, with or without a canteen.
At the request of most families, the extended time can be extended up to 40 hours.
Secondary school schedule
For secondary schools, the annual number of hours varies in relation to the specificity of the curricula (Regulation of technical institutes Dpr 88/2010, Baccalaureate Dpr 89/2010 and DI professional 92/2018). For example, for the classical baccalaureate, the annual total is 891 hours in the two-year period and 1023 in the three-year period. As for the scientific baccalaureate, the annual total is 891 hours in the two-year period and 990 in the three-year period. As for the language baccalaureate, the annual total is 891 hours in the biennial and 990 in the triennial. For the art school, the annual total is 1122 hours and 1155 for the three-year period. For the music and dance institute, the annual total is 1056 hours. For the baccalaureate in humanities, the annual total is 891 hours in the biennial and 990 in the triennial.
What the closing memory should contain
The Manager assigns, for the practice and, let’s say, for the correct organizational dimension of the center, the function of Head for the definition of the Initial, Provisional and Final Timetable, to a professor. Usually one per grade or order, or alternatively one per plexus.
Delegated functions and tasks
Among its tasks, that of:
- to collaborate with the Director and the first Collaborator in the writing, articulation and adaptation of the schedule;
- to collaborate with the DS for the writing of the definitive schedule of the classes;
- provide for any possible time readjustment in case of justified need.
The person in charge or the “Timetables” committee has the task of elaborating, on the basis of the indications provided by the teacher, and on a scale of functional, fair and impartial criteria, and elaborating:
- Provisional schedule version 1st week at 3 p.m.
- Provisional schedule version 2nd week at 4 p.m.
- Provisional version of the 3rd week schedule at 4 and 5 o’clock.
- Provisional schedule version 4th week at 5 p.m.
- Final schedule version 5th week at 5 and 6 p.m.
- Final schedule Version 8th week at 5 and 6 hours with vertical remodeling of the co-presences.
- Final schedule Version 10th week at 5 and 6 hours with vertical and horizontal remodeling of the co-presences.
From provisional to final schedule
The numerous articulations of the schedule, at the beginning of the course, are usually necessary, due to the impossibility of starting the normal operation of the classes due to the lack of definition, by the Provincial School Directorate, of the Autonomy Staff. .
Criteria for guidance only for the preparation of teacher / class schedules
The Institute must use unique criteria for the preparation of the timetable, taking into account that it must be as functional as possible to:
- the school as a whole
- didactic-educational purposes: strengthening, recovery
- organizational projects of the plexus
Criteria for the provision of service hours (provisional and final)
What can be the criteria for making the schedule? Here are some of them:
- control of the number of teachers assigned to each class so that it is not excessive (in the case of primary);
- in high school or preference course;
- balance between the number of hours in the first part of the morning and those in the second part of it (hours IV, V and VI) of the teacher in relation to a functional distribution of the subjects. usually no more than three times a week in any case.
- the smallest possible number of holes (“broken time”) max n. 3 weekly
- assignment of breaks to the teacher of the previous hour avoiding that they agree in the change of teaching staff (especially in primary).
- placement of the hours of co-attendance during the classes of the disciplines (Italian, mathematics) or, in the indicated cases, in the moments in which a greater support is needed for the management of the educational-relational and formative-behavioral dynamics.
- Placement of hours of coexistence not simultaneously with the schedule of English or religion except in situations where it is considered necessary for the presence, for example, of students who do not use the teaching of the Catholic religion.
- flexibility in the placement of co-attendances so that it is functional to the needs of the class. class schedule takes precedence over individual teacher schedule. the schedule can be, as has been the case, also modified during the school year, even on request with a didactic motivation on the part of the class teachers.
- compliance with the contractual limits with regard to the daily schedule of the maximum teaching staff of 6 hours
- family situations of teachers with children under 3 years
- personal situations of teachers related to the distance from the workplace and the possibility of guaranteeing the joint travel of women.
- consideration of the part-time schedule of the teaching staff communicated by the person in charge or breastfeeding in accordance with the above criteria. in the case of personal problems of the teaching staff that contrast with the criteria defined above, these must be justified and documented in writing and presented to the person in charge.
Points of criticality and strength
In conclusion, the report should contain a list of “Strengths” and “Weaknesses”.