November 19, 2020
Advisory: Duties of Teachers
ETT Members are advised that you are volunteering your time if you are asked to perform a duty outside of the list below as per the Education Act: Duties of Teachers and proceed to do so.
If you are instructed that you must perform a duty outside of the list below, please contact your ETT Executive Officer.
Education Act: Duties of Teachers
In addition to the duties assigned to the teacher under the Act and by the board, a teacher shall,
(a) be responsible for effective instruction, training and evaluation of the progress of pupils in the subjects assigned to the teacher and for the management of the class or classes, and report to the principal on the progress of pupils on request;
(b) carry out the supervisory duties and instructional program assigned to the teacher by the principal and supply such information related thereto as the principal may require;
(c) where the board has appointed teachers under section 14 or 17, co-operate fully with such teachers and with the principal in all matters related to the instruction of pupils;
(d) unless otherwise assigned by the principal, be present in the classroom or teaching area and ensure that the classroom or teaching area is ready for the reception of pupils at least fifteen minutes before the commencement of classes in the school in the morning and, where applicable, five minutes before the commencement of classes in the school in the afternoon;
(e) assist the principal in maintaining close co-operation with the community;
(f) prepare for use in the teacher’s class or classes such teaching plans and outlines as are required by the principal and the appropriate supervisory officer and submit the plans and outlines to the principal or the appropriate supervisory officer, as the case may be, on request;
(g) ensure that all reasonable safety procedures are carried out in courses and activities for which the teacher is responsible;
(h) co-operate with the principal and other teachers to establish and maintain consistent disciplinary practices in the school;
(i) ensure that report cards are fully and properly completed and processed in accordance with the guides known in English as Guide to the Provincial Report Card, Grades 1-8 and Guide to the Provincial Report Card, Grades 9-12, and in French as Guide d’utilisation du bulletin scolaire de l’Ontario de la 1ère à la 8e année and Guide du bulletin scolaire de l’Ontario de la 9e à la 12e année, as the case may be, both available electronically through a link in the document known in English as Ontario School Record (OSR) Guideline, 2000 and in French as Dossier scolaire de l’Ontario: Guide, 2000, online at www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/curricul/osr/osr.html or www.edu.gov.on.ca/fre/document/curricul/osr/osrf.html.
(j) co-operate and assist in the administration of tests under the Education Quality and Accountability Office Act, 1996;
(k) participate in regular meetings with pupils’ parents or guardians;
(l) perform duties as assigned by the principal in relation to co-operative placements of pupils; and
(m) perform duties normally associated with the graduation of pupils.