|A Deputy Fuhrer|
Traditionally, one of the Deputies has been responsible for the day-to-day running of the school. Setting up the timetable, arranging relief covers etc. For the last 6 weeks, I've been doing part of that job, vis-a-vis the relief cover.
Quick buzz of conversation in the staffroom and then we set of to our classes and I went back to my little office to hand out the relief timetables and lesson material to the relief teachers.
Long discussion with my beloved about it as well, sometimes a bit heated.
It comes down to this.
Do I continue doing what I do now, as a Head of Faculty, teaching (which I really love) about 2 - 3 classes a day, arranging the relief , creating and fixing the reports and supporting staff in using the KAMAR system. For all of this I get 4MU added onto my basic teacher salary. (For non-teachers out there, a MU = a Management Unit = $4000 p/a)
Do I apply for the Deputy position, worth (maybe) 6MU, doing stats and chasing down and disciplining naughty kids, but only teaching about 1 class a day. There would be no guarantee of getting the job. The current acting Deputy is doing very well, and is respected by staff and (most) pupils, and the only thing in my favour if I applied, is the sex ratio. We have traditionally had 2 male and 2 female Deputies, and to keep this ratio the next appointment needs to be a male.
I don't mind doing the discipline/pastoral part of the job, but I would really miss the teaching component, and quite honestly getting another 2MU above what I get now does not seem an adequate recompense for the extra hassle factor of dealing day after day with the same silly (and sometimes evil) kids.
My beloved thinks I should go for the Deputy job, regardless of the enjoyment factor. More money is more money. (and I suspect a little bit of revenge. My beloved worked for many years as a University Lecturer in Nursing and Health Ethics, and she always really wanted to get back into the wards to treat the sick, but the money was much less, so she continued doing a job she didn't enjoy to make the money we wanted for our family)
Don't know. Will think on't.