Mrs JTK came home last night, full of wonder and excitement regarding the new changes that will force the previously wayward children to continue in their education till they turn 17, instead of allowing the ones who don’t care to simply bail at 15 as they used to.
The conversation rapidly turned to the difficulties she would encounter having ‘Duty Of Care’ for the kiddies, when they are allowed to leave the premises between classes. This flowed onto an interesting story about a high school teacher who lost their house through having been found to have breached their “Duty Of Care” when a kiddie made a mistake and lost a finger in a workshop class.
What, says I??? Surely the Departments Professional Indemnity Insurance covers this???? Mrs JTK firmly believes that the schools, and the department do not have any coverage, and that the teachers are covering everything out of the goodness of their hearts……
O.M.G !!! I have been a consultant for years, and years, and my employer holds Professional Indemnity Insurance. The professional associations I am a member of hold Indemnity Insurance for their members, everything is covered.
Are Public Servants actually putting their homes on the line in doing a wonderful job for the community, while putting up with crap salaries???
Does anybody have any more info? A letter has been drafted for the Education Minister, and an application for Indemnity Insurance has been made to cover her, but this is crazy and insane…..