No appeal in panel system
If I leave my teaching post to be on the panel, no money is paid to the school for my absence.
I interpret this to mean that the authority is indicating that the panel is more important than y pupils, since they would have to allow a colleague of mine, probably a non-specialist, to cover my lessons.
In addition, colleagues, who have not chosen to go on the panel, would be with my classes in their non-contact time.
How do they expect primary schools to cover classes in order to release teachers for this purpose?
Jane Palmer. The Roundabout. Roundabout Lane. Wokingham, Berkshire.