22nd February 2008 at 00:00
Surplus staff

Posted by Freddie92

Heard today that there are rumours a few people could be made surplus in the school. Thankfully, my department are OK, but I feel sorry for the people who may end up getting moved to another school. It could be miles away. Being made surplus is no laughing matter and has a knock-on effect on jobs.

Posted by grunwald

Not happy times ahead. HTs trying to get rid of subjects wholesale (MFL), class sizes heading back up to 30 (maths and English restrictions are "guidelines" only), schools like mine having to "save" pound;60,000, anywhere between 5 and 10 per cent staff having to be trimmed.

Posted by chinchilla

Our school is going to have four staff surplus after summer - I hope they don't face compulsory transfer, as that must be a nightmare.

Posted by flamencodancer

Been there and it is really stressful.

Posted by Freddie92

If they can't get a transfer, they are allowed to stay in their original school on a collapsible timetable with development work to do. But it is not indefinite as, after a certain period, if no job comes up, they would then be made redundant.

Posted by ScotSEN

I work in a small school and I gather we have to save more than our per capita! Our best bet is for no one to be off sick! Or if we are sick, pray that SMT can cover the class! That's if we get to keep our SMT! That way we might have money to buy resources. Me thinks there is going to be a lot of fund raising this year!

Posted by zytec

Surplus staff? Fcuk em, mustn't be any good.

Posted by ScotSEN

You've not heard of last out, first in. Would be OK if worst in, first out!

Posted by Freddie92

It goes with the length of service to the authority, nothing to do with time at school or indeed quality.

Posted by REGlasgow

Ten going from my school - probably one from my department. The HT announced the news last thing on the Inset day last week. Senior DHT has already identified of surplus. HT refused to discuss this at the PTs meeting, focusing instead on the refurbishment of the canteen and other such nonsense.

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