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Thank you Tom Clancy for those words.You have understood our misery. We all know all the rules and regs, but to no avail.
We all thought we were part of the 2 day process as we were invited to a presentation by the candidates and asked to give written feedback.
Our deputy also had 20 minutes with each candidate to ask her set of questions ( with a governor present).
The school council had been coached into how to interview a head teacer and came up with their own set of questions.
There was a strict timetable for the candidates to visit each classroom and once again we were asked to feedback. So we genuinely believed all this feedback would count for somethng.
I know that our shock value came from the strength of opinion that the candidate everybody (100%) said 'no' to, was subsequently appointed.
Thanks for your kind words.
..also thank you Montiagh
It has been interesting reading this 'conversation' on appointing the new Head. I teach in a small school, I am also a staff Governor and we are soon to interview for a new Head. Myself and another fellow staff Gov. were told that we couldn't be on the selection panel for reasons mentioned above if things go wrong. So the selection panel contains 2 relatively new Governors, who are quite new to the school. So basically we have no say in the choice of the new Head, but are expected to ratify the decision of the panel at the end of the process - how can we do that when we haven't been involved?
Be sure you know exactly what you can do....our governors were bullied by the small group who chose themselves to be on the panel.
Check out paragraph 15
The law for all this is in The School Staffing (England) Regulations 2009 para 15.
Sorry forgot to add this reference.
Aphrodite1952Enough now really...the school will never be the quiet, friendly and outstanding school again in the near future, basically the school will probably go the way of a very near local school, where 50% of staff left through illness or stress or went on long term sick leave, because the same situation occurred. 100% of staff did not weant the candidate chosen by the governors..
Enough now really...the school will never be the quiet, friendly and outstanding school again in the near future, basically the school will probably go the way of a very near local school, where 50% of staff left through illness or stress or went on long term sick leave, because the same situation occurred. 100% of staff did not weant the candidate chosen by the governors..
>actually we know quite a lot about her...there are other routes and methods...
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