'Gained time' is the time at the end of the school year once timetabled classes have finished after examinations are completed.
There is no connection between gained time and cover.
Those teachers who have gained time should use it for professional duties, such as:
Gained time will reduce workload for those who get it and will also provide some ‘pay-back’ for work done throughout the year on such tasks as:
These suggested uses for gained time also help the school/college by giving additional planning time to teachers and, therefore, assisting the school in meeting its statutory obligation to put downward pressure on workload.