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Steve Dozspot champions the teachers

By johnboy - 23 June 2011 6

The Liberals’ Steve Dozspot has gone in to bat for teachers who are too lazy and stupid to correctly record absences.

He’s very upset that Education Minister Andrew Barr isn’t giving kisses and cuddles to all concerned.

Being a Dozspot release though it’s rather hard to figure out what he’s actually talking about.

ACT Education Minister Andrew Barr needs to talk to the AEU and sort out the stoush he has created over teacher absence reporting before it accelerates and impacts on teachers’ effectiveness in the classroom, Shadow Education Minister Steve Doszpot, said today.

In tabling a petition in the ACT Legislative Assembly yesterday from teachers upset with the new arrangements, Mr Doszpot said the Minister had resorted to yet another knee jerk response.

“In doing so, he has set out to penalise the whole profession over the transgressions of a few,” Mr Doszpot said. “His response was anything but conciliatory, if fact arrogant when he said if teachers had concerns that was just ‘tough luck’.

“There is no denying that sound management requires transparency in administrative processes, but an arrogant approach is not the way to go about delivering it.

“The Department has known for years that some teachers in some schools have not been following correct procedure and despite penalties being available within the agreement to those who do not follow correct procedure, the Minister chose not to apply them.

”Instead he has taken an approach that will burden the whole profession.

“Minister Barr’s solution – to penalise all teachers by demanding regular fortnightly records and increasing their workload to provide it is not the way to garner support.

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Steve Dozspot champions the teachers
Classified 6:50 pm 25 Jun 11

housebound said :

Classified said :

housebound said :

Can you honestly say you have never ever put in a leave form a few weeks late?

It’s reporting time now, when teachers do a lot of unpaid work. If Barr wants teachers to work to rule, then maybe they should.

Never. If I did that I simply wouldn’t be allowed to take leave, and if I took it anyway odds on my job wouldn’t be there when I got back.

Filling out a leave form is a basic task that takes very little time. To not do so is simply slack.

You’re amazing. Most people don’t have the ability to know ahead when they are going to be sick.

My last employer required a phone call or email by 9am on the day(s) you were sick, and the form filled out the day you returned to work, including doctors certificate if applicable.

I stand by my original statement: putting in a leave form “a few weeks late” is slack. It takes very little time and is very easy.

Oscillate Wildly 12:36 pm 25 Jun 11

Isn’t this about student absences, not teachers taking leave?

housebound 6:43 am 25 Jun 11

Classified said :

housebound said :

Can you honestly say you have never ever put in a leave form a few weeks late?

It’s reporting time now, when teachers do a lot of unpaid work. If Barr wants teachers to work to rule, then maybe they should.

Never. If I did that I simply wouldn’t be allowed to take leave, and if I took it anyway odds on my job wouldn’t be there when I got back.

Filling out a leave form is a basic task that takes very little time. To not do so is simply slack.

You’re amazing. Most people don’t have the ability to know ahead when they are going to be sick.

rosscoact 11:47 am 24 Jun 11

who?

Classified 9:28 am 24 Jun 11

housebound said :

Can you honestly say you have never ever put in a leave form a few weeks late?

It’s reporting time now, when teachers do a lot of unpaid work. If Barr wants teachers to work to rule, then maybe they should.

Never. If I did that I simply wouldn’t be allowed to take leave, and if I took it anyway odds on my job wouldn’t be there when I got back.

Filling out a leave form is a basic task that takes very little time. To not do so is simply slack.

housebound 9:23 am 24 Jun 11

Can you honestly say you have never ever put in a leave form a few weeks late?

It’s reporting time now, when teachers do a lot of unpaid work. If Barr wants teachers to work to rule, then maybe they should.

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