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    Who is your line manager?

    After having some random non-written changes to my job*, this is one of the things that has come up. It used to be the old Head of IT but they haven't decided on who it is now since she left, so I wanted to see what happens in other schools.





    *coming to a FFS near you sometime soon.

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    Re: Who is your line manager?

    who are the others?

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    Re: Who is your line manager?

    In previous jobs ... it was the NM, who answered to one of the Vice-Principals / Deputy Heads ...

    As NM at this school I answered to the Head ... and now I still do, but the NM and team answer to me (an Assistant Head).

    THe ICT Teachers are seperate body ... we work together ... but the team supports the whole school, not just one department.

    You wouldn't have the librarian answering to the Head of English just because she looks after some books?

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    Re: Who is your line manager?

    As NM, I report to Asst Head with responsibility for ICT.

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    Re: Who is your line manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by Midget
    who are the others?
    In my case (NM), the 'other' is a deputy HT. Like GrumbleDook, our ICT Support team provides whole school ICT support & we have a seperate reporting line from the ICT Teaching team.

    Having a Deputy HT as a line manager is very useful when seeking funding, especially if the Bursar needs persuading

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    Re: Who is your line manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    You wouldn't have the librarian answering to the Head of English just because she looks after some books?
    You obviously haven't been to our school.

    As the only tech support on site, I have basically taken the role of network manager as well as anything at all to do with IT, that doesn't involve teaching a curriculum. Not that I get paid for any of it, because they won't increase my pay without management; but if I didn't, the network would not actually work.

    my line manager is the campus manager................

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    Re: Who is your line manager?

    A common practice ... the Campus / Site Manager looks after all services at the school ... and this means that you are viewed as a service to be brought in and used when needed ...

    Who controls your budget and decide what kit gets bought ... who sets the agenda for replacement of old kit ...

    Whoever decides this *should* be your line manager.

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    Re: Who is your line manager?

    You wouldn't have the librarian answering to the Head of English just because she looks after some books?
    Ours does.

    I report to the head of ict, head and a deputy which is a bit mad and I would prefer it to be either the head or deputy because as has been said we provide ict support for the whole school not just ict dept.

    Ben

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    Re: Who is your line manager?

    My school is intresting in this respect. I'm still not totally sure on this it seems to depend on the question / reason to talk to a line manager.

    Absence holiday or sick office manager. Unless its holiday you want to take during term time in which case its the head.

    Day to day time keeping routine stuff is the head of IT.

    TIme keeping during holidays. Building manager / office manager if he's off.

    Finance related one VP.

    Anything else a different VP.

    Clear?

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    Re: Who is your line manager?

    I'm in the same boat as Teth - it varies depending on the issue concerned.

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    Re: Who is your line manager?

    I report to Assistant Head with responsibility for ICT. But he is leaving in December to go to another school, so things may change.......

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    Re: Who is your line manager?

    When I'm working for the primary schools a member of staff is usually the 'ICT Co-ordinator'. That is who I report to.

    At the secondary school I report to the network manager.

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    Re: Who is your line manager?

    And let us not forget ... when on EduGeek we all answer to Dos_Box. ;-)

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    Re: Who is your line manager?

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
    Who controls your budget and decide what kit gets bought ... who sets the agenda for replacement of old kit ...

    Whoever decides this *should* be your line manager.
    That's the Head Teacher on advice from the IT CoOrdinator on advice from me.

    The IT CoOrdinator is my line manager though - is that wrong then?

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    Re: Who is your line manager?

    Nah ... that is fine ... it is just that as already seen, if you have once person with the budget and another with the time sheets ... and another with control of what rooms are used for what ... you get a nightmare!

    Still ... could be worse ... you could have me as your line manager ... just imagine having a boss that you can't get blag.

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