Staff and colleagues are wonderful
The college I work for had a reputation for being one of the best colleges in in and around London, I was always proud to be part of the team. However in recent years, Senior management has changed and a new regime has taken over, with little care of the welfare of the staff. Students are allowed to be rude, abusive and violent towards staff with no consequences. The Motor vehicle department has been run down from 17 members of staff to just 4 and now is going to be cut to 3. Staff from all areas of the college are generally unhappy with college life. Staff fear for their jobs with threats of constructive dismissal on grounds of capability. Staff turnover is high.
A typical day at Barking college for me starts at around 7.30 am, I like to get in early, check my emails and catch up on any marking, IV and prepare for my day.
my work colleagues are wonderful, I could not ask for a nice team to work with. We have a great working team, supporting each other.
The most enjoyable and rewarding part of the job is when you find a student or students that want to learn and ask questions about the subject, its fantastic when they when they achieve a target.
What I find less rewarding and the most difficult part of the job is the new Type of student that we now have, the aggressive behaviour , the lack of respect to staff and above all the total lack of support from the senior management.