Staff in Education have been worried about a review seemingly being announced at a school meeting, after which staff were invited to small group meetings to discuss this review.
UCU branch officers queried this, because any potential review/reorganisation should go through an ‘organisational change’ process involving consultation with the trade unions. After discussion with the dean, he has now given assurances that the school is not undergoing a review, that he understands staff concerns about a secret report commissioned by a previous senior manager, and that there will be no action taken based on that report.
School staff will be involved in open discussions about the development of teaching. If you would like support from a UCU caseworker in meetings with school management, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.