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advice needed

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by rjonesPE, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. Good Morning,
    <font size="3" face="Calibri">I was wondering if you could help me. I am currently a head of PE and an Independent Prep school in Herefordshire. I have been in post since September 2010. There is me as a fulltime head of PE and Head of Boys Games and 3 part time ladies, also we currently have a student with us who has been doing her GTP she has been with us for 2 years. She passed in December and as a result we would like to keep her on. However the Headmaster has decided the only way in can be done is to reshuffle the department. So that we have Me as a fulltime teacher one new full time teacher and 2 part time teachers. This means one of the ladies in the department will lose their job come the summer. We have been asked to see if we can reach a solution between us. All the ladies have been told they can apply for the posts. None of the part time teachers want to apply for the full time post which means the 3 of them will apply for the 2 posts and one will be unsuccessful. If one steps down then that&rsquo;s our solution and the only post advertised will be the full time post which our GTP student can apply for along with outside applications. My concern is it does not feel right. Are any of the ladies who&rsquo;s part time posts are being got rid of entitled to compensation.? What is the law? My thinking is the Headmaster is hoping that one of them steps down there by not having to pay a redundancy. How much would they be entitled to? One has been in post 23 years one 14 years and one 8 years.</font>
    I have contacted the Union to see there view.
    Many thanks for your help
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  2. This is not a redundancy situation as no post is being made redundant. If your Head tries to go through with this he will be faced with an Employment Tribunal for unfair dismissal on the grounds of age discrimination Similar to the recent BBC case of the 'Countryside' presenter only far more clear cut !
  3. mrkeys

    mrkeys Occasional commenter

    The post becomes redundant. It cannot then be filled by someone else.
    What sort of a work place can contemplate such disregard for employment law?
    Bullying tactics.
    I hope youhave informed your union of such poor management. It could be you.
  4. We I suggested we would all like to keep the GTP student on I do mean as a whole department including the part time ladies, as we need her. she has a contract till the end of the summer. After that point we would no longer be able to cover the timetable with specialist teaching. when we (myself and the 3 ladies) approched and had a meeting with the headmaster putting our case forward for one full time ladies post to be created. We felt it had gone well we were fighting for our department and the need to have PE trained teachers teaching PE and that it was not just seen as a timetable filler. We have be told of the reshuffle as a result of that meeting. The GTP student is excellent. She was a teaching assistant for a year and has been doing her GTP with us for over 2 years so have actually been employed by the school for 3 years now. The department runs so well but we do need the full time member of staff in addition to what we already have not instead of. WE have made union contact.

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