"Dear Chris, Just a quick note to let you know that we are pleased to confirm that in the end there have been no compulsory dismissals of school-based staff under the implementation of phase 1. What this means in practice is that all staff who were at risk of dismissal either signed their acceptance forms and have been re-engaged onto posts on the new pay and grading structure, or voluntarily resigned from their posts (with the affected schools completing SAP leaver forms). We would like to pass on our sincere thanks to all headteachers and other managers within our schools who have worked with us to achieve this - we know it's not been easy! Thanks again from all of us"
This is an incredible achievment by Joss Ivory and a tremendous team whose passion, hard work, persistence and commitment was commented on by Governors Forum last night. I am personally deeply proud of them all!