The new Timetabling Policy and Code of Practice make reference to two different methods of recording staff availability:
- Flexible Working Arrangements (FWAs) are contractual arrangements relating to your hours of work that will be factored into the construction of the timetable as a “hard constraint” (an immovable requirement).
- The new Teaching Availability Arrangement (TAA) process provides a mechanism for a member of staff to request not to be timetabled to teach at certain times. TAAs will be factored into the construction of the timetable for the forthcoming academic year as a “soft constraint” (a preference, to be prioritised if possible but not guaranteed).
Visit the links below to find out more about FWAs and TAAs.
Flexible Working Arrangements
Recording an existing Flexible Working Arrangement (FWA) and how to apply for one if required
Teaching Availability Arrangements
Guidance on the new process to apply for a Teaching Availability Arrangement (TAA) if required