“Unity in action at workplace level can really work”
Martin Edmonds[Plymouth’simmediate pastPresident]speaking at the2007 Conference.Martin alsoappears in thismonth’sTEACHERmagazine.
A member writes,
“I’ve beeninterviewed for a HoD post at school, ona temporary TLR, to “see how I get on.” Is this allowed?”
No, this is unlawful as TLRscannot be awarded on a temporary basisunless you are covering for a sick colleague or someone on maternityleave. A TLR, once awarded ispermanent.
PerformanceManagementTrainingFor NUT Reps:Where?China Fleet ClubSaltashDetails—seeenclosed flyerAdditional NUTmembers welcome
A member asks,
“My partner has a TLR for numeracy in his school. I don’t haveone for literacy in my school. How can thisbe fair?”
It isn’t. The LA are currentlylooking at the pay and job descriptions of all council employees [but not teachers] toensure that equal pay is awarded for equalwork. The STP&CD explains why youshould receive a TLR, in detail. Justrequest a TLR from your HT. Ask them towrite down the reason(s) why you are un-deserving. Then contact the NUT.Remember, in most cases the LA employyou, not the school, and they want to seethat you are properly remunerated.
are there? You know—the reason whyUPS4 and UPS5 were done away with.Answer on P4
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A member writes,
“A colleague hasapproached our HT and asked for moreresponsibility—unpaid—in order toenhance their CV. Should I do thesame?”
No. I suspect your colleaguedoesn't fully appreciate theunprofessional nature of their action. Itcould also set a precedent where no oneis paid for any responsibility in yourschool...barring the HT and DHT. Howstrange it would be if your HTannounced at a staff meeting that theywould now cut their pay to UPS3 and dotheir HT duties for nothing...it’ll neverhappen—so why should other teacherstake on these additional and essentialtasks for no remuneration?
Concerned about HT drop-ins?Is classroom observation an issue?Worried about “negotiating” your school’sperformance management policy?Make sure your Rep or a couple of othermembers attend the training course
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