• RE: Teacher off sick attending interview

    Yes to some extent we do think that the whole week is false as we know she is not happy in work and wants out, therefore gaining a week off to do nothing but prep for an interview. But i also know that proving that is something else... and without proof…

  • RE: Teacher off sick attending interview

    I think the whole point i want to get across is that we dont just want to turn a blind eye to it.

    Maybe disciplinary is/was too harsh to seek...
  • RE: Teacher off sick attending interview

    Good points Keith, thanks but i think the biggest issue is that we want to show all other staff to do the right thing, be honest, to talk to us and let us know and we can support you to have time off to attend these types of things. Especially if she…
  • Teacher off sick attending interview

    So we have a teacher who is signed off sick for a week with a trapped nerve in their neck. Therefore the doctor is saying that she unfit to teach a lesson.  We know that she was invited to an interview this week and have been asked to complete a reference…

  • Wellbeing surveys

    Ive done a wellbeing questionnaire that im going to send around to all staff.  I want to home in on sorting staff out so that they are not working too much and make sure that the school are supporting every individual as and where they need it.  

    There are…

  • RE: Breaks - Take it or lose it?

    I think thats good wording actually. So we as an employer are complying with the WTR then she must have a break. Especially as she is working with a VDU which means its a good idea, H&S wise, to have a break from the screen.
  • RE: Breaks - Take it or lose it?

    Thanks Laura,
    As far as i can see, it doesn't say anything about breaks in the contract, so im thinking that we just go by what the wtr is stating. Shes not a teacher btw...
  • Breaks - Take it or lose it?

    Hi All.  I've just started in a new school and ringing the changes - We have an employee that has been here for about 9 years.  for the last 3 years she has been working through her breaktime and including the 'break' as part of her weekly hours.…

  • RE: To investigate or not?

    Thanks all. Weve opted for the easy route and chose someone else to conduct the investigation. Shouldnt really have much impact apart from the fact that it may go against the employees case as I can now be called as a witness and give a statement..…