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Should a HT tell SLT she has advertised a post?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by tangerinecat, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. tangerinecat

    tangerinecat New commenter

    Posted on another forum but more traffic here...
    Just wondered what the etiquette was, as ours hasn't.She hasn't even told the DHT.
    - a close personal friend of hers is applying for the post. HT (going
    on recent history) and a close Governor friend (with no experience of
    teaching or working in schools) are the only ones involved in
    shortlisting (and she is also a close personal friend of the applicant). The close personal friend of our HT is also married to a
    member of SLT.
    It all seems a bit...wrong...to me.
  2. [​IMG] <-whistle
  3. tangerinecat

    tangerinecat New commenter

    Oh crikey - do you think so?

  4. tangerinecat

    tangerinecat New commenter

    Well, obviously you do, or you won't have posted. Seems a bit scary though (wearing my cowardly pants today!)
    Is it Chair of Governors, or the LA?
  5. I don't know what I'd do. It sounds really dodgy though, to say the least.

    I used to think this type of thing was rare, but there was a thread awhile back on 'nepotism' and I was amazed at how many examples came up. And a mate of mine told me recently that nearly all the staff at her sons' primary school were related in some way! Unbelievable, I would have said once!
    As usual, I'm not being much help.
    I am a bit of a coward these days, and a bit resigned to awful and ridiculous things happening in schools.

  6. tangerinecat

    tangerinecat New commenter

    Perhaps I should have cottoned on when I realised that 2 teaching staff and 2 governors all went to NCT etc together...two are sisters and one is their cousin [​IMG]
  7. Huh! In the case I mentioned earlier it was all in-laws and stuff!
    Is this primary TC? It seems less likely in secondary somehow. Although nothing would surprise me these days!
  8. tangerinecat

    tangerinecat New commenter

    Yep, primary. I feel exhausted by all the tension it is causing at school, to be honest.
    Thanks for all the replies, TESsers [​IMG]

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