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School is currently in the process of reducing teaching hours due to falling numbers, with a number of staff dropping down to four days a week. The school have accepted redundancy from 2 teachers who will leave at the end of the summer. We assumed that these hours would be offered to other teachers within the school as part of the County Council Redundancy Policy... Got a nasty shock when looking at TES jobs earlier, when I saw these 2 full time jobs advertised. As a head of one of the departments I wasn't even informed! Can the school really do this? Surely these hours should be offered to those staff who have been identified as having their hours cut?
If you change the job title and slightly amend the spec, you could argue that the previous job no longer exists and that the one advertised is a new post. Spurious obviously, but it does seem to be a way that those in power get round the regs.
foxtail3Spurious obviously, but it does seem to be a way that those in power get round the regs.
And nothing new in that either.
Foxtail3 has it right, as that is what happened to me. AS and A2 level physics is now being taught by an NQT. The new Head at my old school amalgamated departments and rebranded them faculties, so nearly all jobs had different titles and specifications.
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