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Lay your bets - what is going to go next????

Discussion in 'Primary' started by dagnabit, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. dagnabit

    dagnabit New commenter

    Since the beginning of the school year, nearly every visitor to our school has told us that their job is finishing this year. I am losing my specialist teacher for a VI child, support for a hearing impaired student, our sports coaching, MFL support, and I have heard sing up is for the chop too.It is depressing, and I am not the one losing their job. Anyone got a guess on what's going to go next? I am putting off doing work on our VLE cos you just don't know if you're wasting your time or not.
     
  2. dagnabit

    dagnabit New commenter

    Since the beginning of the school year, nearly every visitor to our school has told us that their job is finishing this year. I am losing my specialist teacher for a VI child, support for a hearing impaired student, our sports coaching, MFL support, and I have heard sing up is for the chop too.It is depressing, and I am not the one losing their job. Anyone got a guess on what's going to go next? I am putting off doing work on our VLE cos you just don't know if you're wasting your time or not.
     
  3. We had a talk from the head of our VI service and he was saying that the proposed super academy in our borough, is likely to reduce their funding considerably- £60K salary money in a dept of 5 full time equivalent teachers.
    It seems that the proposed academy would have such high pupil numbers that their VI funding chunk has to come from somewhere-and being an academy that can spend its money how it wants (and is meant to make a profit), they will be unlikely to buy the service in -so redundancies/early retirements loom for the specialists in our VI support service if/when the academy opens [​IMG]
     
  4. Oh yeah-maybe the VLE will survive-with children taught at home, hot wired to a network computer that gives them electric shocks if they go off task- well with this goverment and its weird priorities (bankers million pound bonuses and all that) who knows [​IMG] "sighs heavily"
     
  5. lardylegs

    lardylegs Occasional commenter

    Your TA.
     
  6. Our speech and language support has just disappeared.
     
  7. NQT1986

    NQT1986 Occasional commenter

    So you reckon it will be the support staff rather than the teaching staff? I wondered if the introduction of 'practitioners' who 'deliver' lessons over the last few years, rather than 'teachers' who 'teach'; it would be the teachers that went. This could then be justified under the 'anyone can deliver a lesson-it doesn't have to be a qualified teacher' umbrella.


     
  8. already lost TAs and teachers at our school with more to go!!
     
  9. So Sad.... :-( And there are people moaning on another thread how they don't get a shopping day at Christmas.

    Sports support for most will go, some if not all, MFL support going to be reduced.......the list goes on.....
     
  10. Traveller support looks like it's being cut.... We're struggling to get anyone in at the moment!
     
  11. anon2799

    anon2799 New commenter

    Disadvantage fund gone ( no more trips as the parents can't afford to pay.
    Special needs support gone, music for deprived children gone, sports partnership cut so far back that it may as well be gone, sure start funding halved, devolved formula capital cut back by 90%. 1-1 tuition ( which has made a huge difference) gone.
     

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