Timetable ‘shared with teachers’
Alexandra School principal Jeff Broomes said he not only shared his timetable for the Easter academy with his staff, but organized the classes on the orders of Minister of Education Ronald Jones.
Speaking to the SATURDAY SUN yesterday, Broomes said, in response to the 30 Alexandra teachers who have declined to be part of his eight-day Easter Academy for CXC students starting Monday, that on February 27 he shared, in writing, the timetable with the staff, but on that same morning one teacher placed a notice on the board asking others to indicate interest in other Easter classes.
“This occurred after the same teacher had heard the principal’s plans and not on the previous Thursday as is now being claimed,” Broomes stressed.
The teachers, through the Barbados Secondary Teachers’ Union (BSTU), said Thursday they had decided not to work in the Easter Academy in the interest of avoiding further conflict, while BSTU president Mary Redman said the academy’s classes had been designed by Broomes without consulting the relevant year heads and heads of department, and only covered nine subject areas.
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