[Design and Technology] election promise

bazeley bazeley at iinet.net.au
Sun Apr 15 14:09:35 EST 2007

Hi Robert,

thankyou I will add that to the letter. 

I have often argued for this at our school but the school is small and
staffing is tight. I can imagine in a large school it would be very
difficult to get these tasks done. My way to avoid spending holidays
cleaning etc which I have often done is not to take on any positions of
responsibility within the school and try to stay in my area. This isolates
me to a certain extent but it helps me manage the workload. 

The school was willing to employ an ex trade teacher with engineering skills
for one day at the end of last year. He carried out most of the maintenance
on the machinery in that one day. This was excellent value and a number of
bugs in the machinery were fixed. He was payed for a days CRT work. Costs
for repairs, parts etc came out of woodwork budget.

Richard B.



From: destech-bounces at edulists.com.au
[mailto:destech-bounces at edulists.com.au] On Behalf Of Ripley, Robert R
Sent: Sunday, 15 April 2007 10:43 AM
To: Design and Technology Teachers' Mailing List
Subject: RE: [Design and Technology] election promise


After 2 days at school during the term break, doing jobs that could not be
done during school days because of teaching committments, (General machine
maintenence, changing cutters, repairing/sharpening tools,
unloading/stacking material deliveries), all the while observing that
Science, Food, IT etc have assistant teaching personel, I'd suggest an
addition to your note to the Minister -


Staffing the 'Technical' areas with suitably skilled teachers and
appropriate servicing personel is as important as funding for equipment and
building replacement/upgrade.

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