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A Head speaks

Discussion in 'Personal' started by HelenREMfan, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    Have just seen on the news a Head boasting that because she has control of her budget she has introduced performance related pay (really?) and because of that control she can hire (and so therefore fire must follow) staff for her school. She proudly reported she had as many support staff as teachers.
    Now.... I might be just being extremely suspicious here ........ but that strikes me she could be boasting here of employing unqualified staff to "teach" those students in her school. Otherwise I think she should be selling and bottling her expertise if she can manage a school's budget where there are the required number of teachers pro rata to pupils there AND the same number of support staff (who just literally support the children)

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  2. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Hmmmm!! Interesting!!

    (Imagine going on TV and practically announcing she employs unqualified to teach, if I've read the above properly!!)
  3. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    PRP seems a daft thing to claim to have introduced when it was 'introduced' into all state schools courtesy of Gove :confused:.

    I saw the same item as you Helen and the same thoughts crossed my mind. A bit of Tory propaganda?
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  4. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

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  5. senlady

    senlady Senior commenter

    oh good grief - have you seen the 'Educator of the Week' slot on the website - it just made me cringe even reading that as the title of it nevermind reading the actual entries :confused::eek::oops:

    Maybe just me but eurgh!
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  6. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    One of the previous winners............................

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    I kid you not!!!
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  7. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Sounds like she's angling for her next job.
  8. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

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  9. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Academisation and modern management systems seem to appeal to a 'look at me' mindset.
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  10. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    She's just not very intelligent. And obviously isn't aware of the research on performance related pay - not that that matters in this non-profession any more. Just make it up as you go along. No-one cares

    Expect to see a lot more of this in the coming years...
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  11. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

  12. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Renaissance is what they call their Support for Learning/ASN dept. I was looking for a pupil/staff ratio but couldn't find one.
  13. crysys

    crysys Occasional commenter

    I don't think average joe public has any idea that unqualified people are teaching their kids and that said people can be jumped up, ill-educated dinner ladies like the TAs in my last school.
  14. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Looks like the schools PR department has been onto TES.
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  15. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

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  16. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    I don't really see the problem..... this HT went onto national TV to tell everyone that she employs as many support staff as teachers. If that isn't undermining the importance of highly qualified staff I don't know what is! Do any of these HTs inform parents how many lessons/time their children have being "supervised" by unqualified staff? I think not. If I had a child in a state school now I would be asking on a weekly basis that very question and I would be plaguing PTAs (do they still exist by the way) and governors with my grave concerns at any time spent with TA/HTA/dinner lady/ general assistant etc that my child had.
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  17. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    We weren't being nice and supportive of the wonderful workplace she was creating... we had the temerity to point out how utterly foolish and stupid people like her are with their ongoing efforts to damage the education of a generation...

    Seems some people don't like that.
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  18. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    I suspect there wouldn't have been a problem if you had posted a link to the media clip rather than choosing to name the individual yourself.
  19. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Could someone post the clip please?

  20. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    We don't seem to be allowed to post any links about that school.

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