Monday, 28 September 2009

Fair Play

In a recent article in the Sunday Times :

Dinner lady Carol Hill is a victim of Labour’s weasel mindset

Jake Asbury commented :

“There is a culture of bullying in British education and it starts with the headteacher in many schools. Unfortunately the governors seem to misunderstand their role as guardians of staff and pupils’ well being; instead they appear eager to agree with everything the headteacher tells them despite, glaring evidence to the contrary.

Whilst hiding behind terms such as "confidentiality" and "proper procedure" the governing body, ably assisted by advice from Human Resources, will misuse, by procrastination and obfuscation, every and any procedure available to them, to support the head.

If you work in a school you are a very vulnerable employee.”