Think if it gets to that stage I'll be off. Mind you I think we're in about wave 11 or something so the wheels could have come off it by then and the government may realise what is being thrown away!
Anyone know of a well paid job in the independant school sector?????
As for "extra curricular activities" I used to help out with lighting etc at my old school but will not be at my new one. Its unfortunate but the pay rise makes up for this. RM will do what they can to allow these types of activities but it all comes down to what service agreements are arranged.
Do you have an endless supply of keyboards? Were these keyboards there before RM took over and you're simply using common sense in replacing them? I'm simply trying to determine some facts here.
Last edited by beeswax; 23rd June 2008 at 08:35 PM. Reason: Worried that member may think I'm having a go at him.
Can you change keyboards if they are dirty?
how do you decide when they are dirty enough to change, or do you clean them?
I have never replaced a keyboard because it was dirty in any job I have done. If a keyboard is broke you replace it and then fix the old one.
Last edited by ngreenwood; 23rd June 2008 at 09:24 PM.
I once had the option to be tuped and decided to go native for the company that was taking over.
I do not regret that decision as it worked out well for me.
What I can say is that once a managed takes over having stupid infinite loop debates about who does what and when almost become the norm.
A two tier organisation starts emerge as well which is the tuped and non tuped.
As I have stated in previous posts I have yet to see a good example of managed services where the staff are happier and the customers are happier!
You say that keyboards can be replaced but does the school get invoiced for it? i.e. keyboard vandalised for vandalism, cost of keyboard = £10, Service charge = £5
Also when you say the school can buy more do they have any say in where they buy them from or must it be RM?
I think the keyboard replacement debate is only the tip of the iceberg... desktop keyboards & mice are cheap & almost consumable items. What about more expensive damage?
We are being told the goal is for every child to have or have access to a 'portable' device when we become a BSF school in a few years time. What happens when these break?
Right now we have a supply of 'broken' donor laptop keyboards that are used to provide replacement keys for others that get pulled off. Quite often the machines are 'down' for a very short time while one of our technicians replaces a key. We also keep a few new keyboards just in case. When we have to replace a keyboard we charge it to the subject department who own the laptop, but we always try to repair first as we are in the business of getting the most out of the school budget.
Presumably in a managed service environment where there are no onsite facilities for repairing equipment the machine would have to be taken out of service & sent off for repair? Will the school carry spare machines to be issued as replacements? Who pays for the damage if it was deliberate? Will the keyboard be replaced or repaired I wonder?
1) How can I be sure that their employment stability policy has been adhered to, and is lawful?
2) I was told that the grade was lowered because Job evaluation had indicated it would be lowered anyway in a few months' time. In fact this did not happen. I have been told they were not allowed to use that justification, but the fact is, they did.
3) Is there anything I can do?
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