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"Asked" to move Year Groups Teaching responsibilities- suggested capability

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by obie77, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Plus points

    No class - no display
    PPA cover - depending on the subjects there could be less marking
    PPA cover - lots of variety, not boring
    PPA cover - gives you a good overview, important for leadership
    PPA cover - they trust you to maintain order and teach the kids something and think you have the experience to do it

    Oh. It is also not all about you. You've proved yourself. Maybe they now need to ensure another teacher gets a class and is put to the test. It might be a good move for that other colleague. Because, as I say, it's not just you and your prospects they have to consider.
  2. install

    install Star commenter

    If your contract is not changing then it may be ok. But I would be cautious all the same with any 'job share' no matter how it is dressed up.

    Still do see gp and check with Union. I wouldn't sign anything if asked.

    Either way - good luck whatever you decide...
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  3. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    I don't imagine the OP will be asked to sign anything.
    Heads can move staff around all over the place as they see fit.

    I wouldn't do PPA cover and it isn't a great career move, because in general you won't teach core subjects and so on.
    I'd look for a new post if my head suggested I would be doing any such thing.
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  4. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    You could be brilliant at it.

    Children deserve to have good teachers to cover PPA. It's awful if it's seen as the preserve of the "failing" teacher. Dreadful.

    It ought to give more time for management-style tasks. It's what you make it. Ask to go on lots of training courses.
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  5. obie77

    obie77 New commenter

    I have already contacted my Union and going to my GP was another idea I was considering, so thank you.

    I feel the scapegoat comment is spot on, we currently have too many staff both teachers and TAs and this is a good way of pushing me out. Definitely a fix!
    install likes this.
  6. obie77

    obie77 New commenter

    Computing is my specialism. So a valid subject but still not sure it warrants a UPS2 teacher leading it when we have several NQTs at school. Surely I am best placed in class full time.

    They are very strong characters and whilst I would do a lot of the work it would be in the background, as they would take over a key times.
  7. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    So you'd deliver all the Computing?

    Whereas the other teachers are pretty clueless?

    Looks to me like an effective deployment of expertise. This is how I would "spin" it to a potential employer. I was the Computing expert. Consequently I was able to teach brilliant Computing content to all age-groups in the school. The other staff simply didn't have the knowledge to deliver. So the school ended up with a coherent and comprehensive Computing curriculum for all. Not many schools are as fortunate.
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  8. Landofla

    Landofla Established commenter

    @obie77 several NQTs who probably have a lot less knowledge of programming and coding than you do. I think Computing is highly important. Is development in this area in the School Improvement Plan? You could find that it states they will use a specialist to develop Computing! This enables you to support those NQTs, who genuinely will need it and appreciate it, hopefully.
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  9. obie77

    obie77 New commenter

    Is development in this area in the School Improvement Plan? You could find that it states they will use a specialist to develop Computing!

    It is, though it doesn't say anything about a specialist teacher.

    I could spin it that way though when it comes to getting a new job.
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  10. obie77

    obie77 New commenter

    Thank you everyone. I feel a lot calmer now.

    I will see what happens, gain advice from my Union and make sure I stand up for myself!
    install likes this.
  11. Landofla

    Landofla Established commenter

    @obie77 and Bob’s your uncle!

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