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Do I have any rights?

Discussion in 'Teaching assistants' started by loobyloo36, May 3, 2012.

  1. I have worked at a primary school for last six years as a TA. I was taken on as paid employee on a temporary basis three years ago. After a year doing same 20 hours a week the post was advertised internally and I was unsucessful. A student was then given the post and made permanent. I then was told I had no hours at all. Unfortunately a colleague had to leave through long term sickness not long after and I was offered 15 hours again on temporary basis.After two years doing these hours the same thing has happened. I was told to apply for the job I had done for last two years. I did this and again was unsuccessful. An employee taken on 6 months ago was successful in the interview and was given the post which has suddenly been made permanent and now I have no job this coming September. My payslip states I worked as a relief TA and for the last two years as a supply TA. My performance has been good and the HT has never stated he was unhappy with my work nor have my colleagues . Have I been treated unfairly or is this the norm? I would appreciate any advice.
     
  2. I have worked at a primary school for last six years as a TA. I was taken on as paid employee on a temporary basis three years ago. After a year doing same 20 hours a week the post was advertised internally and I was unsucessful. A student was then given the post and made permanent. I then was told I had no hours at all. Unfortunately a colleague had to leave through long term sickness not long after and I was offered 15 hours again on temporary basis.After two years doing these hours the same thing has happened. I was told to apply for the job I had done for last two years. I did this and again was unsuccessful. An employee taken on 6 months ago was successful in the interview and was given the post which has suddenly been made permanent and now I have no job this coming September. My payslip states I worked as a relief TA and for the last two years as a supply TA. My performance has been good and the HT has never stated he was unhappy with my work nor have my colleagues . Have I been treated unfairly or is this the norm? I would appreciate any advice.
     
  3. R13

    R13 New commenter

    IF you have the nerve to go for it you could . . . .
    1 . . . . ask your Union for advice on this as you do have rights when working for the lengths of time you state above
    2 . . . . ask your Head why s/he thinks you are good enough to cover but clearly doesn't think you are good enough for a permanent contract
     
  4. I think this is totally unfair. To have been doing a job for two years surely must mean you are a permanent member of staff. Do you have a contract? If you don't you should have had one. Contact your personnel person about it. If you are in a union get them involved.
    Good luck
    Beadle
     
  5. Thankyou for your replies - good to get some sound advice.
     

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