Discuss professional development and the role of the chartered teacher in the TES Scotland Professional Development Group. Find out what forms of CPD other teachers recommend and discuss your career development options with your peers.
I think that we need to face the fact that should our CT salary be eroded, we'd be facing a 20% pay cut. There are too few of us for any union to make much of a fuss- but that very cut might send us down the road of trying to get back on the promotion ladder. Now call me cynical, but there are lots of bright and bushy young things that will be anxious to get on the promotion ladder- and those of us who invested those years in CT are getting a bit long in the tooth.
One obvious solution might be to freeze our salary- and offer us early retirement. That way the govt gets rid of us- frees up places for the unemployed NQT's and takes a pat on the back all around.
litigation if need be -mass action
you entered a contract with the sg-didn't you?
Freddie92 Not every CT is near retirement though!
My husband doesn't like parting with money (he's not a teacher or miserable!) and if this happens he told me to copy all bills for fees, books, travelling costs etc and get money back.
He then added "You have already earned the money back................." hell's teeth - he's forgotten about long hours when he couldn't get on the computer, the (more) bad tempered wife he had to be with, the arguments when he proof read essays and we disagreed, the hoovering he had to do.......the list is almost endless (he didn't touch the ironing!!)
There are enough of us to matter - that's what we pay union fees for.
I hope your sources are right Dom but I don't like the bit
............about the additional duties. They won't ask an unpromoted teacher to do additional duties and I am an unpromoted teacher. I earned my extra pay and my pupils are reaping the benefits of me being a more effective and confident teacher. If my school, or region, had paid my fees or allowed me time off to study, then I would be obliged to them, but they didn't so I owe them what I signed in my contract. It's not our fault the CT scheme was ill-thought through and it should not have been scrapped, but then, what do my opinions matter?
of Chartered Teachers Scotland is holding an open meeting at 10.45am on
Saturday 3rd March in Stirling Management Centre. All chartered teachers and
those en route are welcome to attend.
This is a significant opportunity to have your say and contribute your
thoughts regarding any future qualification relating to processes of accomplished
teaching and CT/ “Masters level” development. Help to shape a future refreshed system of
personal review and personal development by coming along and being part of
discussions, where all can play a part in continuing to improve the high quality
of the profession, share innovative ideas and problem solve pertinent issues
ACTS will share ideas for a way ahead which would achieve many if not all
of the aims of the McCormac and Donaldson reports with regard to Chartered
Teacher, and address the concerns expressed with regard to budget and quality
assurance. Challenging issues will be discussed,
including finding ways to allow career progression to be identified throughout
a classroom teacher’s professional life, and possibly even extending beyond the
scope of the current Chartered Teacher Programme.
There will also be an opportunity to have input to the formulation of
ACTS’ current position regarding SNCT matters, that is, the pay and conditions
of teachers on the Chartered Teacher Pay Spine.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like to attend.
I posted this once yet the font size apears to have gone awry and I should point out I am not
trying to emphasize any part of the message!
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