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    Trust schools: Query about Tupe status...

    A few weeks ago we had a school meeting about possibly going for Trust status. A gentleman came in who reassured the teaching staff that their contract terms would be safe. The non-teaching staff weren't really covered, and when questions were asked we got something non-committal about we'd be employed by the governors.

    Our unison representative (who came in about the strike action, and had been unaware that the school had started considering Trust status again) says that we would affectively all be tuped across...

    In the original meeting, we were told that the BSF process would be going ahead unaffected. If I'm tuped across to be employed by the governors, does that mean that I wouldn't be a council employee, and thus wouldn't be eligible for tuping when the BSF managed service eventually comes in?

    Things are never simple, are they?

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    Schools with Trust School Status face the exact same issues issues about the ICT Managed Service that all other school (including academies built under BSF) face.

    Instead of being TUPEd from the LA you are now TUPEd from tha employment of Governors. It does mean that the school has the option of employing you directly under a job description not covered by the managed services if you choose to move jobs within the school, such as resource creation, etc.

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    Thanks.

    It looks like I may be moving further into Data Management.

    I had been doing 5 hours a week extra ICT support to the Data Manager, and was given a further 5 hours a week to tide the school over until the end of term when she moved into a different job. It looks like they want me to go 50/50 with Data Management/IT.

    I can see lots of things we could do with Data that we're not doing at the moment, and it would be good to have time to get to grip with SIMS (and hopefully throttle it's little neck into submission!). Am I right in thinking that Data Management is unlikely to be covered by BSF? After all, no two schools have the same data requirements - it's very much tied in with the school's teachers and their approach.

    Hmmm... I'll miss the IT side though - high light of the week was helping two pupils (who people seem to regard as low ability with their IT), and them being very grown up and wanting to learn. I suppose as I get better with data that we'll get to target resources at the kids who'll need it - it won't be quite as front line, but I may do more good. Who knows? B'ah.

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