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OrmIrian Thu 17-Sep-09 10:01:35

I posted this in secondary ed too but thought someone might see it here.

Dh is in his first few weeks teaching Yr11s in a specical school. So far so OK. But he is getting concerned about the paperwork he is supposed to be doing. School is very supportive in theory but when he tries to get someone to sit down and explain in words of one-syllable exactly what records he needs to be keeping for his pupils he never actually gets anywhere. He gets promised of help but everyone is so busy.

So is there a check list of forms/records that he should be completing on a daily/weekly basis. So far he's only actually taught 3 days so it's not as if there's a long backlog but he needs to get this sorted before it becomes a big problem.

Also is it a good idea for a male teacher to be giving sex/relationship lessons to a mixed-sex class including one girls who is in foster care due to having suffered sexual abuse at home? He thinks not. School haven't confirmed he is actually expected to do this but it's been mentioned. Would he be within his rights to refuse, or raise his concerns?


ChilloHippi Thu 17-Sep-09 11:05:32

His union would be the best place to go for advice.

OrmIrian Thu 17-Sep-09 13:26:14

Thanks chillo.

I don't even know if he is a member of a union yet. I had a quick look on the NUT website but nothing helpful there for his particular situation.

tethersend Thu 17-Sep-09 13:38:09

Have posted on other thread

ChilloHippi Thu 17-Sep-09 13:40:44

He probably is a member as most teachers are. He should contact his local union office (if he isn't a member, contact them anyway and join straight away and they can help). The NUT are the best, in my experience.

OrmIrian Thu 17-Sep-09 14:07:13

Thankyou chillo. I will check with him tonight

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