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Two schools

Jun 2018 12 15:40

Post by mrcrabst1ck » Tue, 12th Jun 2018, 3:40pm

Post by mrcrabst1ck by mrcrabst1ck Jun 2018 12 15:40

I've been asked if I would like to manage another school with the help of a yet to be appointed full time assistant. They are about 3 miles apart, both one form entry.
Although flattered, I'm not sure how it would work out, etc etc etc.

Any thoughts, advice, help.

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Re: Two schools

Jun 2018 12 15:57

Post by UnderPaid » Tue, 12th Jun 2018, 3:57pm

Post by UnderPaid by UnderPaid Jun 2018 12 15:57

Would you be getting a pay rise with the new responsibility?
May need to be careful with this one if you turn it down they may employ someone else for this role and make your job redundant.
I'm not saying let's go kill all the stupid people.... I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem sort it self out.

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Re: Two schools

Jun 2018 12 16:27

Post by seanallen » Tue, 12th Jun 2018, 4:27pm

Post by seanallen by seanallen Jun 2018 12 16:27

Before this school became a primary, I worked for the two schools on the same site. As long as you get the ground rules straight from the start it can work well.
Due to the present financial situation, the light at the end of the tunnel has been temporarily switched off.

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Re: Two schools

Jun 2018 12 22:20

Post by Drone » Tue, 12th Jun 2018, 10:20pm

Post by Drone by Drone Jun 2018 12 22:20

i found that I had more than enough work managing just one school.

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Re: Two schools

Jun 2018 13 08:41

Post by lesbedford » Wed, 13th Jun 2018, 8:41am

Post by lesbedford by lesbedford Jun 2018 13 08:41

I have been running 2 schools for just over a year as my middle school merged with a lower school to make a large primary over 2 schools although classed as one site as we have a path that connects us about 400 yards apart,it works well for me as i have an assistant now who mainly stays on lower site & i mainly stay on the upper site we do work together a lot when we need to and talk on phone a lot but it seems to work ok for us, the teachers are not so happy having to move between sites for there different teaching areas
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Re: Two schools

Jun 2018 13 08:49

Post by browncoat » Wed, 13th Jun 2018, 8:49am

Post by browncoat by browncoat Jun 2018 13 08:49

I work on a multi school site & manage the nursery, primary & secondary, also got off site provision about a mile away. It's manageable but remember you'll have 2 heads who will have very different ideas!

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Re: Two schools

Jun 2018 13 08:55

Post by mrcrabst1ck » Wed, 13th Jun 2018, 8:55am

Post by mrcrabst1ck by mrcrabst1ck Jun 2018 13 08:55

Thank's guys, I think I'll probably go for it.

It will be a challenge but also, I hope, a bit more job security. No one has been appointed yet at the other site so I guess I will be involved in that, and I will have to see what they offer me. [Like.png]

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Re: Two schools

Jun 2018 13 10:08

Post by Skoolkeeper » Wed, 13th Jun 2018, 10:08am

Post by Skoolkeeper by Skoolkeeper Jun 2018 13 10:08

Years ago I worked at a large primary = 450 + staff as a Caretaker, in walking distance there was a large secondary = 1000 + staff run by a premises officer, we got together and worked out that we could cover each other for holidays during term time and both H.Ts agreed, yes it was hard work and long days running 2 schools, but the savings we made re holiday cost = cheap flights and accommodation was well worth it, but have got to agree with Drone, one school is enough. [Neutral.png]

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Re: Two schools

Jun 2018 13 11:24

Post by adonis » Wed, 13th Jun 2018, 11:24am

Post by adonis by adonis Jun 2018 13 11:24

make sure your based at the school nearest to your home. Then you can claim 45p a mile traveling between the 2 schools [JawDropped.png]
Don't let the school tell you what your entitled to. Check it out and tell them.

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Re: Two schools

Jun 2018 13 12:39

Post by Jubbs » Wed, 13th Jun 2018, 12:39pm

Post by Jubbs by Jubbs Jun 2018 13 12:39

Drone wrote:
Tue, 12th Jun 2018, 10:20pm
i found that I had more than enough work managing just one school.
What he said.

It has to be worth the extra hassle/workload or you'll end up a packmule.

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