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Another cs scandal

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by Cals, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Just heard of a teacher on mid/long term sick whose job is being covered by cs. This school apparently has about nine cs and hasn't employed a Supply Teacher for ages. (months/years).The last time this teacher had this medical issue, which involves being out of school at the same time each day, a subject specialist was employed. Some of these children are now going to go for months, if not terms without a Teacher. A disgrace!
  2. historygrump

    historygrump Senior commenter Forum guide

    I wish I knew the school, then I would email the Union and the Dept of Education to report the school and ask them to take action, this is the only way, we will win now is by being militant with schools.
  3. This sounds very much like the situation in primary schools where support staff are taking PPA lessons on a weekly basis instead of a qualified teacher being appointed for this purpose.
    The main difference seems to be that it is sickness that is involved so that it may be interpreted as cover for an absent teacher. But for PPA time it is not cover and so a teacher should be appointed to take all PPA time.
  4. brunetta

    brunetta New commenter

    I know Bronco. Recently I saw an ad for a post for HLTA in a primary school. The HLTA was required to cover regular PPA in KS2 and therefore plan and deliver lessons.
  5. This is what needs to be done.

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