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Compromise Agreement

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by soweary, Jun 5, 2012.

  1. Is there any way to find out if a Headteacher left a previous Headship on a CA?
    Certainly our current HT was involved in a Tribunal and thousands of pounds were paid out by County to the aggreived party as a result of the HT's actions. When we appointed the HT we were assured by County that there " was nothing we needed to be concerned about" but this HT already has terminated one contract , put 2 teachers on 8 week support and is generally bullying a number of staff members. Unions are involved.
     
  2. Is there any way to find out if a Headteacher left a previous Headship on a CA?
    Certainly our current HT was involved in a Tribunal and thousands of pounds were paid out by County to the aggreived party as a result of the HT's actions. When we appointed the HT we were assured by County that there " was nothing we needed to be concerned about" but this HT already has terminated one contract , put 2 teachers on 8 week support and is generally bullying a number of staff members. Unions are involved.
     
  3. No - whole point of CA is that neither side can talk about it - if they do then it oens up a can of worms that can result in pursuing compensation via courts.
     
  4. But how can other schools be protected from behaviour of that sort?. Within 3 months of arriving the harrassment/ shouting at staff members etc began - the HT we appointed was not the person we interviewed! What can be done - if anything ? Can we have any support from the LEA?
     
  5. They can't sadly, get out as soon as you can. "The HT we appointed was not the person interviewed" is pretty much the modus operandi of the professional bully. About the only thing you can do is put in a formal grievance to the Governors but don't expect it to get you very far. Don't expect any support from LEA either, if they're anything like mine they're as much use as a chocolate teapot, having said that they're hands are pretty much tied.
     
  6. My Union are organising a Multi Union meeting so that the size of the problem can be identified - the HT tells Govs one thing whilst the other happens - I know, I am a Gov! I think that i part of the reason he wants rid of me!! We have been told it only takes 2 to lodge a formal grievance , but if as you say the Govs wont act , then what.....!

     
  7. AlwaysAdaptable

    AlwaysAdaptable New commenter

    Like someone said dont do it own your own.
     
  8. But what can realistically be hoped for?The HT sees himself as invincible - has been warned by the Chair of Govs about shouting at staff- but takes no notice.Events reported to Govs are not reported accurately - the lunatics are currently running the asylum!
     
  9. What is your position, if I may ask?
     
  10. Teacher Gov
     
  11. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    What I do know is that LAs (or 'County' as they're called in some areas) will only support a headteacher - and therefore will only bear the cost of a tribunal or other payout - if the head has followed their personnel section's advice in dealing with staffing issues.
    This means that they told the head to act as he did, or at least agreed with his actions.
     
  12. As I understand this was NOT the case - which makes it all the more galling when County were asked if there was anything we needed to be \aware of with any of the potential HTs prior to interview.
     
  13. Gardening Leaves

    Gardening Leaves New commenter

    Do I have knowledge of this situation already, or is this a new,dodgy Head?

    Neither party to the CA would be able to disclose the details to you. The only way you could find out this information is if you were involved in litigation against him. Then you could force disclosure of such information for your case.

    It is not true to say that a lone person cannot take out a grievance. However, it does then make such an individual very vulnerable. If unions are working together on this, remember the specialist lawyer I recommended. Perhaps a class action would help to defeat this man, who sounds a very unpleasant character.
     
  14. Same dodgy head I am afraid! The possibility of a CA was " suggested" as an explanation for the LEA <u>NOT </u>advising Govs of anything untoward prior to appointment. Things are going from bad to worse and both my colleague and I are about ready to walk!! Surely if a HT has been involved in a CA then " someone " must be watching to ensure such a situation does not recur?!
     
  15. Sadly, this does not always follow through...
    Nor does it follow that LEA's only deal with CA if all of their policies have been followed as I can cite 5 occasions where the same LEA has dealt with situations with CAs rather than "manage" the HT - if you work out the potential cost of the CAs this would for any other industry have caused huge alarm bells to ring....
    PS I know that this is the case as I was involved with these particular cases, but there could have been more that I am unaware of as this HT had a H U G E turnover of staff (and strangely, pupils and PTA members also).....
     

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