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fourcorneredcircle Sun 14-Feb-16 15:18:35

Now, I think I'm on a hiding to nothing here but what do others think?

I am a PT teacher (.8) currently employed as both SENCO & HOD/classroom teacher. Because a large number of SENCO meetings take place at the LA's whim and often fall on my "day off" I'm accruing extra pay - which is great, obviously, I like being remunerated for my actual work!

However, Because I took on the SENCO role this year I'm enrolled on the NASEN course so that I end up accredited. I have an incredible amount of reading/research to do that I just can't fit in at the moment between my classroom and SENCO roles. I'd like to see if TOIL could be arranged instead of payment.

Has anyone heard of this in education? I know I haven't. I also know that obviously, it's difficult because of the "no holidays in term time" rule that parents/children are supposed to abide by.

Maidupmum Sun 14-Feb-16 18:48:06

For a qualification that will ultimately benefit you (and the school is probably paying you to do?) I'm a HT and I would not pay you to do the work as well. Sorry!

faintlyoptimistic Sun 14-Feb-16 18:53:46

I work p/t and am entitled to my share of Mon holidays - works out at 5 days a year more or less. Last year I was allowed to take them off. This year we have a new Head. Not sure what her preference is but I'll probably ask just to be paid. I'm in Scotland.

fourcorneredcircle Sun 14-Feb-16 19:31:07

Thanks Maidup for your honesty - you're right, of course it will benefit me. BUT the idea was when I took on the role (as discussed with head) that I would be able to do the work on my days off - which obviously isn't happening!

Dunno if Scotland is comparable Faintly - besides, I work Mondays so benefit from Bank holidays as much as the next person!

SisterMoonshine Sun 14-Feb-16 19:35:06

How about lieu time for the SENCO meetings?

fourcorneredcircle Sun 14-Feb-16 20:02:22

Well, it would be lieu time for all the SENCO meetings. I didn't gain any extra time for the SENCO role, nor do I have any PPA for my HOD role - I just have standard classroom teacher PPA... They're getting a pretty sweet deal out of me! I'm suggesting taking time instead of payment that's already owing.

echt Mon 15-Feb-16 19:47:30

They're being cheeky feckers not giving you time and PPA. You need another school.

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