Yeah, that's what I'm saying, they're not part of my terms and conditions, it's just an informal set up here.
If you are TUPE'd they cannot change your terms and conditions unless you agree to it - that's the law.
Not that TUPE is anything like the protection you might think it is; a) they can change any condition they like, so long as they give you 12weeks warning, and b) As has been mentioned on other threads, TUPE has no legal duration specified, it could be in effect for as little or as long as NG see fit.
Yeap, NG got no love for open source, for sure.
Everything I do now is GPL or Creative Commons, for the benefit if all schools. guess this sucks the spirit out of that.
Sounds like it'd be more work :P
McDonalds is starting to sound good, I might get to the elusive 'team leader' position.
Aye, ours wasn't well organised either, had to go in with my Network Manager to save time. :-/
Yeah, I had the same 1 to 1 meeting (actually would have been 3 to 1 if I'd not had the Deputy Head in with me).
Aye, although we've been told the whole I.T. team stays in school?
From what I've gathered so far jobs are safe (although I'll be the only IT Techie in my school - 700 to 800 computers, over 1000 students and god knows how many staff).
lol, one would hope they've had enough experience to get it right by now, but yeah, I can't really imagine it :P :P
The fun is going to come when Northgate try to educate the staff on using the help desk and not flagging me down in the corridor (I've tried for 4 years to get them to use the one I designed).
Definitely. I.e. School headteacher got told about the job vacancies few days before the 1:1 ("as a courtesy"), not that he thought he could share any of this information with us. Not heard a peep from NG about them, despite the closing date being less than a few working days away, had to chase it at the 1:1 to get the specifics sent to us. In what world does that make sense?
I have found that communication could be better - some things I found out from the meeting that the school hadn't been told about and some things the school told that I was not informed of.
Not heard about that, got anything more on it?
There is supposedly somewhere where new hardware and software can be tested.
*nods* -Not a whole lot left to manage at all...
I think one of my few concerns now is the long term position for network managers (once helpdesk and remote access is in place along with the Northgate supplied IT infrastructure).
I've not heard anything about them doing away with the position, when someone leaves the post it seems to be re-advertised as Network Manager. So, there'll be something there for you, it's just a question of what :P
Short term, though, I could be safe - especially as I'm the only one involved in designing and maintaining the school's network