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SM11 - Managing staff deployment

When school leaders seek to deploy staff, in accordance with their contracts, it is not uncommon practice for trade union representatives to resist this by asserting various “myths”. This is often done with such conviction that the myths are accepted without challenge. This is hardly surprising given the complexity of legislation affecting schools.


Some myths have their origin in the policy documents of the teacher trade unions. These begin with the status of “wish lists”, which state what the union believes “should” happen, but come to assume the guise of rules and are then presented as “musts”.


The NAHT has now published some advice designed to dispel some of the myths that have arisen over the year, which is available to download below.



Page Published: 21/05/2012