Allocation of Hours in High Schools as a result of increased enrolments in Secondary Schools – SOOs!
Due to the increase enrolments in High Schools, notionally there should also be increases to Science Operation Officer (SOO) hours. Together expressed concern that Principals are determining that these hours be allocated elsewhere in the school and are traded off to resource our staffing areas. This is a practice that Together does not support and we sought clarity from management to provide feedback on the allocation of hours given to secondary schools and how they are being used.
Together also enquired on how the current Local Consultative Committee processes were being managed as previously Together representatives would be involved in the decision making around the workplace reform such as the conversion of SOO hours to Admin hours for example. Management committed to report back on these processes.