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Local school - problem?

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dejavuaswell Wed 01-Dec-10 08:50:32

Rewind back to January 2010.

12 classes with 12 teachers at the school but one teacher then goes off sick so the school drafts in a replacement to cover the absent colleague. Everything is still fine although the school is then paying 13 salaries for 12 posts. Sadly the sickness continues through to Easter and then into the summer term.

The Head Teacher then decides to go to 11 classes from September 2010 so the decision is made to "get rid" of the teacher providing the sickness cover. September comes with the sick colleague still off and down to half pay but of course having lost a class there were still enough staff to cover the 11 classes.

THEN in late November sick colleague says she is coming back in January which means 11 classes but 12 permanent staff.

What happens now?

PandaNot Wed 01-Dec-10 08:55:05

Don't know what will happen in January but school won't have been paying 13 salaries - they have insurance to cover the cost of the extra teacher, after the first 3 weeks of sick leave.

so it might be that the head just decided to save a little bit of money or that the budget was struggling with paying 12 salaries, in which case they will still be struggling when sick colleague comes back.

WestVirginia Wed 01-Dec-10 09:28:48

Would you get more responses to this question on Primary schools Topics Forum?

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