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Academy Status

At this point in time (January 2012), after first rejecting the idea, the school arfe now consulting on converting to Academy status. We cannot comment on the impact on the schoolm as we have yet to see their rationale, but it will have a huge impact on Lambeth's ability to maintain its service level as it now stands, given the transfer of funds as a result of large schools in aprticualr converting.
We shall of course attempt to persuade them that it's not a great idea, as other conversions have found out when unexpected bills arrive on their doorstep.
During 2009 we surveyed schools to find out how teachers were finding things, especially as the government's aim was to 'reduce workload'
Some schools are very positive, but it is important that teachers are aware from other schools how it works elsewhere.
For example, there is no need for there to be more than one sixty minutre management organised meeting per week. Schools try to suggest that this is impossible. But it is not impossible and happens in some locations
The information that follows explains this particualar school. Please contact us if things have changed or if there are any concerns to raise.

Teachers Covering

We are yet to be informed that teachers no longer have to cover

Meeting arrangements

There are sometimes more than one managment led meeting and meetings are in excess of 60 minutes

PPA time

Teachers usually keep their planning time.

Lesson Observations

We hagve yet to find out how the school's policy works

Workload

Workload has not been reduced in the past two years

 

St Martin's in the Field Girls School

This information is based on information received from our members at the schools or in relation to the outcomes of consultations
We are of course happy to make any amendments if there are changes or that we have had inaccuracies reported to us

Lunchtime meetings

No lunchtime meetings are called by management

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