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Faculty systems ,do they work?

Discussion in 'Scotland - education news' started by GuessWho, May 28, 2011.

  1. GuessWho

    GuessWho Occasional commenter

    It was the introduction of faculties that led to many ex-PTs being promised lifetime conservation (remember that) if they stepped aside.
    I am surprised that faculties continue to be foisted on us.....it's just a money saving process
  2. It saves money, especially now that we seem to have voted to fling conservation of salary out of the window. In terms of service provided, it depends on the faculty. I've seen some really weird combinations of subjects into a mismatched faculty.
  3. jonowen

    jonowen Occasional commenter

    here, here, here, here!!!!!!!! Those who do it for the money make a mess of it and many enemies along the way, and those who do it in order to save their brilliant departments, end up burnt out with over work.
    I've answered on this topic on secondary board and mentioned many concerns which have been raised in the last few posts. I'm sorry but our education system is going down the pan quicker than the proverbial p**!
    I am ashamed to say this, but I'm glad my own kids have finished with school and escaped all this nonesense and I'm looking forward to quitting and having private music pupils again (and earn more per hour than I do as a teacher shafted by the fachead system preventing me being a PT).
    I am tired of all the staffroom politics, concerned colleagues fighting for permanent contacts and the frustration with nobody being able to do a damn thing about this mess we call education in 21st century.
  4. ryeland

    ryeland New commenter

    That's if you get a science teacher as faculty head. It is not unusual for the sciences (previously 3 or 4 faculty heads) to be combined with other subjects, with very poor consequences for sciences.

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