02 December 2011
Kent teachers set for redundancy
Teachers at one school in the south of England may need to seek expert employment law advice in the near future after it emerged they are at risk of redundancy.
According to Tunbridge Wells People, senior officials at St Gregory's Catholic Comprehensive in the Kent town of Tunbridge Wells have begun a job loss process with several members of staff.
Tony Moffatt, chair of governors at the school, told the news source the procedure is still in its "very early stages" but indicated there will be no forced job losses.
Reverend Gerald Hovenden, who is also a member of the institution's governors board, added that it is hoped the redundancies "will take place naturally by retirement" and added there will be no "immediate" cuts.
Government spending reductions in the education sector are forcing many schools to consider the possibility of losing staff at the moment.
Recently, the Gazette and Herald reported that teachers at Chippenham's Abbeyfield School have been informed they may lose their positions soon.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas