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    IT Qualifications in Schools

    One of the TA's I work with has pretty much taken over the role of ICT Co-ordinator, shes being doing this for some time and has asked for a pay rise in respect of the extra duties she has taken on, she was told that she needs a formal qualifcation, but no one seams to know what (not even the person who said one was needed)

    Does anyone have any recommendations?

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    As ICT Co-ordinator, perhaps some office qualifications, as well as a course in the materials the school uses (EG audacity, scratch, pivot etc)

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    If she needs a formal qualification to do the job of ICT Coordinator then why was she given it in the first place? Sounds like an excuse not to pay her fairly. I suggest she contacts her union.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    As ICT Co-ordinator, perhaps some office qualifications, as well as a course in the materials the school uses (EG audacity, scratch, pivot etc)
    I agree, completely she was thinking along the lines of BTEC but I think that may be a bit to techincal

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    Quote Originally Posted by timzim View Post
    If she needs a formal qualification to do the job of ICT Coordinator then why was she given it in the first place? Sounds like an excuse not to pay her fairly. I suggest she contacts her union.
    ^ This.

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    Is it a teaching qualification, PGCE?

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    FITS ?

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    HLTA might get a bit of a bump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timzim View Post
    If she needs a formal qualification to do the job of ICT Coordinator then why was she given it in the first place? Sounds like an excuse not to pay her fairly.
    +1

    If that's the case and a formal qualification is required there will be an official docuent/legislation stating which qualifications are appropriate. Put it back to the person who 'thought' they needed it to produce the above document!
    Last edited by flyinghaggis; 8th April 2011 at 11:09 AM.

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    I'm confused here, how can she be a subject co-ordinator as a member of support staff, don't you have to be a teacher to do that role. I thought teachers were paid additional T&L responsibilities points for that.



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