Classroom Cover Stream - FAQs

Find answers to the questions most frequently asked about program details and eligibility for the Classroom Cover Stream of the Teachers in the Field Program.

New program information will be added to this page as it becomes available.

Program details

Teachers employed in the Classroom Cover Stream can be offered a role for up to three years with a possibility of extension.

The temporary full-time role can be offered as a temporary part-time role, however, this is at the discretion of the school principal.

Teachers employed in the Classroom Cover Stream can be offered a role for up to three years with a possibility of extension.

The temporary appointment can end at any time during the engagement by the principal or teacher as per the arrangement outlined in Conditions of Employment for Temporary School Teachers.

Application process

Yes - the teacher must have or create a ClassCover profile, as schools in the program use ClassCover to book the teacher for classroom relief.

School principals will need to contact their Director, Educational Leadership, for this request.

All program roles (vacant and filled) are listed on the Classroom Cover Stream webpage.

If a teacher is interested in a role, they should contact the hiring manager specified on the expression of interest advertisement.

Benefits and incentives

Teachers employed in the Classroom Cover Stream under a ‘hub and spoke’ model, are entitled to claim travel entitlements. The teacher is entitled to claim travel from home, to and from the spoke schools, or from the hub school to a spoke school if working a part day.

The teacher submits their travel request in SAP for approval by the reporting officer (hub school). SAP HR ESS travel expense claims must be submitted within one month of completion of travel as per the Travel Guidelines.

To support recording of travel, it is recommended the teacher maintains a record of kilometres travelled. An example of a motor vehicle travel diary spreadsheet template can be found on the staff travel webpage. You can also find more information about travel rates on the meal, travel and related allowances webpage.

Teachers who are engaged in one or more rural and remote schools in the program are entitled to the rural and remote incentives.

Rural and remote schools in the Classroom Cover Stream of the Teachers in the Field Program are identified on the Classroom Cover Stream webpage - incentives may apply.

For more information, you can read about the range of benefits and incentives for teachers in rural and remote NSW public schools or view the full list of rural and remote NSW incentive schools.

Yes - Classroom Cover Stream teachers are entitled to professional learning and relief from face-to-face teaching. Time allocated is managed by your reporting principal.

More information

If you have any other questions, please reach out to teachersinthefield@det.nsw.edu.au.

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