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UPE Directives- Abusive Replacement Lessons!

The UPE performed a monitoring exercise to see what was happening in the first few hours of school this Monday morning after it had issued a series of individual directives to members who had suffered redeployment. 

Many teachers who were following the Union’s directives were given full-day replacements with the same class or with classes that had missing teachers. Such actions caused problems as these teacher were unable to perform duties in their specialised subjects. Moreover,replacements were also been given to a number of LSEs and Nurture LSEs, resulting in the constant mixing of bubbles. 

This disregard for Union directives and health protocols has to lead the UPE to reactivate a series of directives which have been issued last year. 

These directives can be handily found by clicking the ‘Directives‘ tab on the UPE website.

21/10/2020 

LSE Nurture, Members of the UPE are not to do any replacements.

20/10/2020 

LSE’s who are members of the UPE are not to accept any replacement lessons but are to remain in their class assisting other students as per job description.

15/10/2020 

Peripatetic teachers including all services Teachers who are functioning as class teachers and who are members of the UPE are to refrain from submitting assessments related to LOFs.

15/10/2020 

Members of the UPE are not to attend any meetings, appointments, case conferences etc. held outside school.

09/12/2020 

Nurture Group Teachers, Nurture Group LSEs, Complementary Teachers, and Literacy Support Teachers, who are members of the UPE, are to adhere to their scheduled timetable and not accept to take on any replacements.

08/10/2020 

Peripatetic teachers, complementary teachers and teachers who offered other services, who have been deployed in the primary sector, and who are members of the UPE are not to accept visits from Education Officers, Quality Assurance Officers, Supervisors or other superiors as long as they are deployed to take up a class-teacher or replacement role.

08/10/2020 

Peripatetic teachers, complementary teachers and teachers who offered other services, who have been deployed in the primary sector, and who are members of the UPE are not to forward any schemes of work to their SMT until further notice.

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