A libertarian leaning, common preference seeking, pro-science, pro-critical rationalism, humanist blog, which is mainly, but by no means exclusively, about home educating in the UK.
The Doncaster ad says up to £100,000 but it also says Soulbury 9-12 which would put it at 40-44K pro rata 2 days a week, for one term ( wildly guessing Soulbury for "educational improvement professionals") Wouldn't that make it a sixth of 40K? http://www.nasuwt.org.uk/TrainingEventsandPublications/NASUWTPublications/Publications/Soulbury/index.htmThere wasn't any money for support anyway and there certainly won't be money for additional staff. Average current spend per LA on staffing for home ed is £200 per child per year. Doncaster is in deep trouble of course with regard to social care and education standards ratings, so it may be throwing money at this from "safeguarding vulnerable groups professional" pot of money rather than "cheap retired headteacher for home ed on contract" payscale. There are a surprisingly high number of children known to the LA in Doncaster who are not known to the local home education community.Fiona ( in Sheffield, nosily making enquiries)
Interesting.There's no spec on the advert so I wonder what kind of person they are looking for. That kind of money could get them an Ed Psych couldn't it? Taking Fiona's point that could be what they are after-rather than an ex-head.Doncaster does have an absolutely appalling record on children's safeguarding-worse than Birmingham and that is truly saying something.Seems that 2 days a week wont do much. So (presuming there is an ounce of common sense and professional ethos there) they will have to target families they have real concern about.It would be interesting to watch this post and see what happens. (A program for Channel 4 maybe lol)
the job description/person specification documents are here http://www.jobsgopublic.com/telegraph/jobs/elective-home-education-consultant-rdp461they are looking for an eperiened teacher. QTS and good knowledge of National Curriculum.
Hmmmm. I don't like it. Isn't this a bit soon? Or do they already recruit for these positions?From the link in the previous comment.(Some of the)JOB DESCRIPTIONResponsible To: Senior School Improvement AdviserTo monitor the quality of education for children who are being educated at home in terms of quality of the curriculum provided.To have due regard for the safeguarding of children who are educated at home.To produce a report of each visit for a Senior Adviser.To provide feedback to families.To liaise with the Education Welfare Service and Traveller Education Service as necessary.To be involved in reviews of statements for SEN pupils.OTHER
its about making money out of home educators i think that may have been the real reason all a long they can see an opening more jobs for them it is a disgrace that tax payers money is spent like this! money for that but not money to really help home educators.my dad says to me it always comes down to money with these people they can see the opening and the jobs that will go with it and they can say we safeguarding children so the public will not mind!
Perhaps we shouls all apply for the job? That should keep them occupied for a while.
The job has vanished apparently. Odd.
Ah...so it has. Now why would that be, I wonder?
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