I was sick the other day, came in for the morning classes and went home 1:00. I had no classes in the afternoon so there was no relief required ie no cost. This was after spending 8 hours marking in the weekend.
I was amused but not surprised to see I had been deducted a 1/2 day sick leave. (It’s pretty much to the letter of the “law” so I don’t bear any animosity against the school.)
Would you expect to lose a 1/2 day sick leave? I hear similar stories from teachers in a whole range of schools. The education system is promoting a move to 21st century teaching practices, isn’t it time to move on employment practices? Is time in lieu such a strange concept I wonder?