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BAPPSS backing Broomes

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

BAPPSS backing Broomes

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The Barbados Association of Principals of Public Secondary Schools (BAPPSS) is backing Principal of the Alexandra School Jeff Broomes and vows to work towards a speedy resolution to the impasse between him and some teachers at the school.
In a Press release, signed by President Winston Crichlow, BAPPSS said they met with Broomes earlier today to discuss the issue with respect to remarks made by him at the school’s awards ceremony on December 2, 2011.
At that time, Broomes addressed a matter he deemed “unprofessional and unethical”. In his speech, he referred to a situation where one senior teacher went an entire term refusing to teach a class of fourth form students who were assigned to her. He continued: “Not only did this bad precedent take place, but when I spoke to her she also said to me on both occasions ‘I am not teaching them.’”
The press release stated: “BAPPSS stands in solidarity with the principal of The Alexandra School on this issue and will work assiduously towards a speedy resolution to this impasse which must be achieved in the interest of students and the effective functioning of all schools.”
BAPPSS also noted that the previous issues raised publicly by the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU) have been addressed in several meetings held in 2010.
The release also noted that BAPPSS and the National Union of Public Workers will meet with officials of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development on Thursday in an effort to effect a just resolution. (PR)