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School to become academy. What lies ahead?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by MoraMe, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Hi:

    Be great if anyone can advise... Just finishing my NQT year
    in a struggling primary school . Got the job thinking they were on the
    way up. Newish head. However, they scraped satisfactory again in their
    interim inspection..

    So: school's been under a lot of pressure.
    Teaching Year 6, and big focus and big stress to be above floor with the
    KS2 results to prevent special measures etc..Tough for a first year!

    School's
    planning to become an academy next year. No sponsor yet. But in
    consultation, I understand that many schools are becoming an academy in
    this county. I think this school decided to become one as a pre-emptive
    measure?

    Wondering what could this look like, and what could
    happen, and how it may affect me. Don't fully understand academies.But I
    am worried!
    Been some very positive elements to my first year, like
    supportive colleagues/ middle leader and mentor, and learned lots,
    despite it being baptism of fire...

    However, I don't really
    respect the way the school is run from above, and the support I get on
    issues such as behaviour. Its been really tiring with lots of
    initiatives that are fired from the hip, without properly assessing,
    prioritising or planning how the teachers can carry out these things in a
    realistic way.
    Should I stay and ride it, especially since other schools are eventually going this way?

    Many thanks!


     
  2. Hi:

    Be great if anyone can advise... Just finishing my NQT year
    in a struggling primary school . Got the job thinking they were on the
    way up. Newish head. However, they scraped satisfactory again in their
    interim inspection..

    So: school's been under a lot of pressure.
    Teaching Year 6, and big focus and big stress to be above floor with the
    KS2 results to prevent special measures etc..Tough for a first year!

    School's
    planning to become an academy next year. No sponsor yet. But in
    consultation, I understand that many schools are becoming an academy in
    this county. I think this school decided to become one as a pre-emptive
    measure?

    Wondering what could this look like, and what could
    happen, and how it may affect me. Don't fully understand academies.But I
    am worried!
    Been some very positive elements to my first year, like
    supportive colleagues/ middle leader and mentor, and learned lots,
    despite it being baptism of fire...

    However, I don't really
    respect the way the school is run from above, and the support I get on
    issues such as behaviour. Its been really tiring with lots of
    initiatives that are fired from the hip, without properly assessing,
    prioritising or planning how the teachers can carry out these things in a
    realistic way.
    Should I stay and ride it, especially since other schools are eventually going this way?

    Many thanks!


     

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