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Issue with subjects on timetable for next year

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by anon1165, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Legally the HT can send you to teach any subject whatsoever, regardless of your degree, training etc in England and Wales. (Yes, this actually means you can even be told to teach languages you don't know anything about.) If you are a Maths, English or Science teacher you run little risk of this, while with Music you are at high risk during all your carreer (unless you go to Scotland). As Daisy said, in the current climate I wouldn't rock the boat because of this...
     
  2. YesMrBronson

    YesMrBronson New commenter

    What is this?
     
  3. FollyFairy

    FollyFairy Occasional commenter

    Used to be called PSHE... or sex, drugs and rock and roll! But now many schools call it PD, combining PSHE with Citizenship and employability skills...
     
  4. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    They've certainly pulled a fast one on you.
    I feel that the English department ought to justify the farming out of the students most in need of specialist teaching. (They never will...)
    You need to get it in writing that you can do "any old thing" with the vocational group. The truth is that with groups like that you need to have some kind of idea of what you are working towards - this includes the students. I would want to look at some kind of expressive arts certificate, ahving first checked that the school will fund the certificate at the end.
    Similarly with "personal development" make sure that you know expected outcomes in advance.
    Look on it as CV padding (although you could then be permanently lumbered).
    A manager too important to reply to e-mails. I've come across one or two of them.
    P
     
  5. sleepyhead

    sleepyhead New commenter

    Or maybe the timetabler should. We recieved our timetable on Friday. Not only has he ignored the deployment that we gave him, he's also added some very unlikely people into the mix. We have a top set who are currently down to be taught by someone who openly admits that he hasn't a clue when it comes to English.
     
  6. nikkib_1986

    nikkib_1986 New commenter

    Thanks everyone for your replies.
    I've managed to get rid of the year 10 vocational group so that's a little better. That was only because I found out another teacher (non-music) was down to teach a year 7 music class at the same time. I managed to make people see sense that it would be better for us to swap these groups!
    I do see it all as CV building but do still feel like stuff has been dumped on our department again but having been told to like it or lump it I guess I better try to like it for the time being.
     

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