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Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by paulc38, Apr 15, 2015.
Only if she came back.
I once lived, and worked, near Headingley cricket ground.
One day, when I got home, my teenage son (year 11 - something like that) came and confessed that he had bunked off from school to go to the cricket. I'm only telling you because I saw your deputy HoD at the match too, and I knew he'd tell you tomorrow that he saw me there.
It hadn't occurred to my son that if my colleague was there, he too was bunking off . . . and that both of them had every reason to keep quiet about their joint presence.a
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What happened to the Deputy Head?
I think the first poster is proving to be succinctly right on the button: "Can of Worms"! Unless the culture of schools changes...what if we budgeted for once in a lifetime/5 years "golden [unpaid] discretionary leave? That would cost next to nothing but may well pay dividends in staff morale...just a thought.
I've always thought that I would have happily taken a 10% pay cut if I could have my tenth year off on full pay to recharge batteries and pursue all the things that I don't currently have time for...
They do this in some places. At one time Western Australia allowed teachers to take a sabbatical every few years, with a consequent reduction in salary but spread over the whole time, so that you still received pay while on sabbatical: I don't know if they still do this.
Really? It sounds great. I imagine this would help retain some of the more experienced teachers too.