Suddenly, we're not teachers
In December we were not told that we would not be eligible to receive the contribution. It came as something of a shock in January to discover that we weren't classed as "teachers" any longer. To add insult to injury the Department for Education and Employmen magazine carried yet another double-page spread exhorting us to apply for our computer money. As well as the 7,400 staff in sixth-form colleges, there must be many others in further education with a full professional qualification who are discriminated against because a quirk of fate removed them from local authority control in 1993.