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New Contract for Online Teaching

We’ve put together a new contract for teachers moving to online work. The contract can be used digitally, and should cover potential changes to your practice.

Published: 02 April 2020 | 12:00 AM Updated: 28 April 2021 | 4:30 PM
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Teachers moving to online lessons might find it useful to update their teaching contracts. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

In light of government advice on social distancing, the MU recommends that all face-to-face teaching should stop and be replaced by online teaching where possible.

Teachers moving to online lessons might find it useful to update their teaching contracts to reflect this new way of working.

Teachers of children may especially wish to have signed consent from parents, indicating that the parent of guardian is fully aware that online contact for teaching is occurring. This is covered by our new contract.

The contract for teaching online can be downloaded directly from our website and emailed to students, parents or guardians. It is a digital PDF and can be fully completed online.

We also encourage teachers to continue to apply the same teaching rates as they did in face to face lessons for online education, for a full explanation see our blog by MU National Organiser for Education and Training Diane Widdison.

For further advice on teaching online, and continued safeguarding practices – see our pages on Music Teaching During the Outbreak.

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