At one particular school in Lincolnshire a work life balance is not possible due to headteacher putting on an ever increasing workload. You only have to look at number of staff who have left, number of vacancies and the fact that they keep readvertising the same jobs. Staff have in some instances worked no longer than a term Or two before resigning. The Trust says all the right things publicly but the reality of working for them is very different. It’s so sad that many talented teachers go elsewhere leaving students constantly with substitute teachers. They do not provide a world class education to all students in the trust. Little or no money is spent on classroom resources or decent desks and chairs. In all honesty the trust is a business and not about education and making students and staff feel proud to be part of it. A truly awful company to work for.
Carrying out tasks that had come in last minute from head office which conflicted with what was actually required in school. Taking time out of my role to assist with pastoral duties as they were under staffed. Watching money be spent on school decor but being told not to order pencils, pens or glue sticks as we had no funds left.
What would you suggest David Ross Education Trust management do to prevent others from leaving?
Care about their staff, view their children and young people as individuals as opposed to just numbers