Be notified by email of each new post.
I would also add Sarah, that if they are there in an advisory capacity, the Interview Panel can throw their advice out of the window if they do not agree with it. I know of this happening on a number of occasions... at the end of the day it is the governors or their delegated party who make the appointment not the advisers.
Sarah does raise an interesting point though as the relationship between academy chains, the governing bodies that they appoint and their schools is not at all clear. There is some evidence that senior staff appointments are made by the trusts, which are the signatories to blanket funding agreements with government, and in effect the employers, although none of this is clear since very little about their internal operations is put in the public domain.
I fear that my question was a little mis-leading. I was asking the question in the context of 'Free Schools'. Inadvertantly I have been enlightened by the process as it stands in other schools. My question is - will the process be as transparent for 'Free school teacher recruitment?
In the case of the Michaela School, there seems to be an assumption that Ms Birbalsingh, one of the proposers of the school, will be its head. Wouldn't this be against normal employment and equal opportunities procedures? Can a proposer employ him/herself?
The Stoke-By-Nayland High School group have stated that they will guarentee an interview to the secondry trained school teachers at the existing middle school. I am not sure how this is a fair process? What if there are performance issues surrounding the candidate? Isn't this something that they should be thinking about prior to making these commitments?
Steve - this is around redundancy and how the new academy is viewed. If it is a new employer taking over another business, then posts could be TUPE'd across or equally it might be viewed as a redeployment to a new business . As legislation exists where the new organisation takes over and rejigs the structure, each employee is entitled to interview for their role but not guaranteed to get the job.
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