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formal capability for "satisfactory" lessons?

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by becky70, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. becky70

    becky70 Occasional commenter

    There should be no formal capability unless the teacher in question has been through a period of informal capability and been given support during this time.
    I did read somewhere that if you were on the UPS then it was reasonable to expect teaching to be good or better but don't take this as gospel.
    Talk to your union asap.
  2. becktonboy

    becktonboy New commenter

    under the proposed new 'appraisal' system we could all be on permanent capability procedures, the process only being warded off with a successful appraisal review, all ready to kick in again in the next cycle. Schools will be able to determine their own criteria if they are so minded (we are a 'good' school so all teaching should be graded 'good' comes to mind as a possibility), observe as much as they want and there will be none of this fluffy, pinko informal process, support and review nonsense necessary, nor would schools have to take into account the state of well-being/health of the teacher. A true bully's charter - enjoy!!
  3. ianj6

    ianj6 New commenter

    Not too far from that now are we Becktonboy!
    I think they can out you on capability whenever they want , and lets be honest they can see what they want to see in a lesson/trawl/learning walk.
  4. becktonboy

    becktonboy New commenter

    which tells its own story - satisfactory isn't good enough, and if moving the goalposts on shifting sands doesn't catch the eye of the leader writers of the Mail, then deregulate, it worked with the banks didn't it?
    Indeed they can but poor
    old management is hemmed in by pesky , pettyfogging rules and
    regulations (sorry, 'red tape', 'PC bureaucracy') preventing them from
    ditching anyone they dont like (or perhaps stands up to them, looks like
    trouble, isn't 'safe' etc etc etc) at the drop of a hat.
    As to observations et al see here for my view.

  5. It's quite commonly taken that 'satisfactory' means 'unsatisfactory' which is why there is recent talk of changing the Ofsted criteria to reflect this.

    Ianj6 is right when he says they can see what they want to see in your work. You can be put on capability for anything they want to put you on capability for, and if there's nothing there, SMT will engineer something.

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