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Temporary teaching exemption requests

How full-time and part-time academic and teaching staff can request teaching exemptions.

Temporary teaching exemption (TTE) requests

The process has changed for 2021-22 to take account of COVID and based on feedback from last year's process. For this year there is a three group approach with the aim of reducing the time impact of the process.

  • Group 1 - Staff who were given TTEs in 2020-21 are able to extend their exemption for a further year if they wish to have an identical TTE and their reasons for them remain the same as 2020-21. Submit to Head of Department.

  • Group 2 - Any staff member who wishes to make a new TTE request for 2021-22 and staff who wish to submit a different TTE request to that agreed for 2020-21. Submit to Head of Department.

  • Group 3 - Part-time staff with defined hours (you should check first with your HR Operations Administrator if you think this may apply to you). This group only applies to a handful of staff with specific defined hours and FWA contracts. Submit to Rachel Harvey and Caroline Turrell.

The deadline for submission for 2021-22 is 10am Thursday 22 April 2021.

What you'll need to complete

If you are a member of academic staff (including teaching-only staff) – either full-time or part-time - who wishes to request a new exemption from teaching during certain hours of the week, you should complete the Group 2 Temporary Teaching Exemption Request Form. When you have completed the form, please submit it to your Head of Department.

If you are a part-time member of academic staff (including teaching-only staff) with a defined part-time hours contract or current Flexible Working arrangement and you want to ensure that teaching hours are only scheduled in your defined hours, you should complete the Group 3 Defined Part-time Hours Form. When you have completed the form, please return it to Rachel Harvey or Caroline Turrell in Academic Registry.

If you do not submit an exemption, it will be assumed that you will be available for all 55 approved teaching hours in each teaching week.

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