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Dropping responsibility-Advice from teachers sought

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mummynumnum Mon 08-Sep-08 22:05:21

I have taught at the same school for 9yrs. I started as a History teacher and then was promoted to an AENCO. i had a daughter 2yrs ago and really feel that the job is too pressurised and my family life is suffering. I am thinking about resigning as a AENCO. Would my school be under any obligation to give me a normal teaching role in the school, like I started out as.

twinsetandpearls Mon 08-Sep-08 22:07:23

You can only ask, I am not sure about the obligation. I found at my previous school that for a number of reasons I had no work life balance so informed the head I would be moving on. She offered to take away my reponsibility in an attempt to keep me.

mummynumnum Mon 08-Sep-08 22:10:30

My worry is that he wont give cos nobody else in the school wants the job and would have to get someone in to do it and that would cost fortune.

twinsetandpearls Mon 08-Sep-08 22:15:25

I am not sure , I would have thought you can resign from a responsibilty. giving reasonable notice. Hvae you tried asking on the tes forums.

mummynumnum Tue 09-Sep-08 18:38:43

Good idea

TheFallenMadonna Tue 09-Sep-08 18:41:08

My old HoD stood down and was just a normal classroom teacher for his last year before retirement. Are you still teaching your subject, as he was of course, or in all your time spent in your other role?

mummynumnum Wed 10-Sep-08 22:13:20

All my time is spent in the AEN role and not in History anymore.

janeite Wed 10-Sep-08 22:20:24

I think you'd need to talk to the head tbh. If you don't actually teach history at the moment, presumably somebody else is employed to do so and so they couldn't just "create" a History teaching timetable for you. Also, if all of your time is taken up with AENCO, they'd need to employ somebody to do that full time, if you stopped doing it. In effect therefore, there may not actually be a job for you because your current job consists entirely of the thing you have the responsibility for.

I don't think the school would have any responsibility to create a new soley teaching job for you but if they could afford it, they may find a way round it in order to keep you. Otherwise, would you consider taking a "downwards" step to a post with less responsibility in another school?

It's a tricky one and really will depend upon circumstances in an individual school I think.

Good luck!

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