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Working to rule - extra curricular

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by coppull, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. coppull

    coppull New commenter

    I suggest you look at your Union web site ,where can find the guidance on this matter or you can ring their Action Line to seek to further clarification.
     
  2. The NASUWT say that it is not intended that the work to rule impacts on extra curricular activities. See quote below from their guidance.
    <font size="3" color="#262426">VOLUNTARY ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE SCHOOL SESSIONS
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    <font face="AIFFC G+ Helvetica,Helvetica" size="3" color="#262426">The NASUWT action short of strike action is designed specifically to tackle the issues of excessive teacher workload and defend pay and conditions of service in a manner which achieves these aims using strategies which are pupil, parent and public-friendly.
    Therefore, where members have volunteered freely to undertake extracurricular activities and have not been placed under pressure to do so, the action short of strike action instructions are not intended to prevent these from continuing.
    Extracurricular activities include school teams, music/drama productions and clubs.
    Where members have made a professional judgement and have volunteered freely to provide extra support for certain pupils outside school sessions, these can also continue. However, where any of the above activities have been imposed on a member, then the action short of
    strike action instructions enable the member to withdraw from these activities. In these circumstances, members should inform the headteacher in writing in sufficient time before the next activity is scheduled to take place so that any notification to pupils and parents which may be necessary can be given.
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  3. MarkS

    MarkS New commenter

    As has been said, the NASUWT doesn't want to impact on voluntary extra-curricular activities...but it sounds as if some one is trying to tell you that they are compulsory.
    All teachers are employed on the same contract (unless in an academy), so this is not true...there may be an expectation that people do clubs etc in PE, but it isn't in the contract...are they in Directed Time? I doubt it!
    So you have a choice. You might want to remind SLT that extra-curricular clubs are voluntary...and that you will continue with them, as Union guidelines. Or you might rebel against the insistence that they are 'expected'.
    Mark
     
  4. coppull

    coppull New commenter

    You also wish to consider the following since the Autumn Statement at lunch time . Further to the two year pay freeze 2011/12 and 2012/13. Teachers pay will not increase by more than 1% in 2013/14 and 2014/15. Most the work force are having their pay cut for four years.
    We are all in it together with the private sector.[​IMG]
     
  5. Compassman

    Compassman Star commenter

    Well if you are a teacher who transferred from an LA school you SHOULD have the same T&Cs unless you've been foolish enough to sign new terms,,,,,,
     

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