Hi everyone. Would just like to get a bit of information. Bit of background info first.
Round about July 2005 when I was an ICT Technician and we didn't have specialist status, I was told by my second Line Manager that due to budget reasons, there was no longer a technician role at the school for me; but to "save me" from losing my job, a temporary role of "VLE/Website Manager" was created for me. I was given the indication that I would then return to ICT Technician when the school was awarded specialists status (anticipated in January 2006) and the budget would be "sorted". January 2006 came and went, budget issues still existed and I was still a VLE Manager.
I'd also like to point out at this stage that we still don't have any form of VLE; I have not been invited to any meetings/conferences concerning e-learning, have no idea where the school is heading in this respect, have no idea how lessons are organised electronically, had no training in this area etc etc. In my opinion, it is a complete waste of my own skills and technical abilities.
None of this had been given in writing. I obviously accepted this, as I was told it was temporary for several months hoping to return to normal.
Anyway, I've been told that it isn't temporary and that the new role is permenant. I have no desire to sit day-in, day-out scanning documents and making resources for teachers.
To be quite frank, I'm fairly p***ed off with the whole thing and ready for leaving, if only I could find a decent job close to home that pays enough for travelling AND rent/bills etc.
I have spoken to UNISON on the matter, and was advised to write a letter detailing my concerns. I did this and have yet to have a reply, nearly two months on.
So... does your school have a VLE already? A VLE Manager? If so, are they an ex-teacher (ie. know how lessons/units etc are organised) or someone more technical who has been moved into that role?
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