How to agree pay for staff migrating to a new school

What was the issue addressed? Tough issue – negotiate and agree salary levels for a new substitute team for a brand new school. Difficult because some members of the governing body want to place all new deputies on the same pay as they are all going to be new in their job, while others wantContinue reading “How to agree pay for staff migrating to a new school”

Safeguarding issues and need for LA support

What was the issue addressed? Difficulty arising from safeguarding pupils who have very high support needs which are potentially too much for school staff to cope with effectively. Issues arose with a very few pupils causing high risk situations (one with a blade), to staff and other pupils. Pupils with such high support needs haveContinue reading “Safeguarding issues and need for LA support”

Suspension and dismissal of a member of the senior leadership team

What was the issue addressed? As Chair I had to intervene with an issue in school in the Headteacher’s absence. The Headteacher was off sick at the time. As a result there was a conduct issue with a member of staff within school.Then as Chair I took a whistleblowing call. What happened? I carried outContinue reading “Suspension and dismissal of a member of the senior leadership team”

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