Update on HR and PIP

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Slosh
Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
edited 16. Feb 2016, 12:58 in Living with Arthritis archive
What a day!
This morning was my rescheduled PIP reassessment to see if I can get something for mobility. It was at their office where I work so I parked at work and then got a cab to the centre and back as parking is a nightmare around there. When it was rearranged the receptionist got the cab the cab authorised by ATOS as I "definitely " had mobility problems. My walking was at its worst today and the interview room was the furthest from the reception area and the assessor asked me if I had considered using a wheelchair! I'm hoping that both of those things plus my GP letter will help.

This afternoon the school business manager came to see me about my next HR meeting. She apologised for the fact this had not happened in the time-scale I was given but said she had read the OH report, looked at my file and spoken to the head. She also noted that since the meeting in November I had not had any further absence and said she was going to propose a target of no more than 5 days absence in any 3 month period. RESULT! I have therefore agreed to a meeting tomorrow morning so it will be dealt with before half-term.

Needless to say I am very relieved.
He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
Julian of Norwich

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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 27,730
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Excellent news, Slosh. The whole thing sounds good, doesn't it? I do hope that's how it all pans out. Thanks for the update.
    If at first you don't succeed, then skydiving definitely isn't for you.
    Steven Wright
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    It can be difficult to spot the positives in amongst all the dross but this doesn't sound too bad. Half term is not that far away up in my neck of the woods so guess it's the same for you. I hope you are able to properly rest during the break. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    It does all feel more positive DD, and yes, half-term is next week and I am looking forward to it, even on 3 days I'm just getting used to how tiring/hard it can be. Even though, fingers crossed, I've not needed to take time off sick this half term, I have been aware of it hanging over me so it feels great not to have that pressure any more.
    He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
    Julian of Norwich
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Glad its all going well for you at long last, good luck with the pip..will have everything crossed for you..
    Love
    Barbara
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Well they say everything comes in threes, I had my lesson observation today (with the Deputy head who always puts his OFSTED hat on and is tough), I was a bit worried about it as I'm not at my best today but I got another Outstanding.
    HR meeting went well, target plus a bit of flexibility to leave a little early once I've finished teaching if I need to, and I could through in the fact that I had received 2 outstandings so there were no concerns about my competence.

    Parent consultation day tomorrow then half term.
    He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
    Julian of Norwich
  • dibdab
    dibdab Member Posts: 1,498
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Great news about the positives.

    Well done on the 'outstanding' again, pardon me for repeating myself, but you truly are a bonus and a blessing to the children that you teach, and any system that doesn't recognise how far your abilities and contribution outweigh your 'reasonable adjustments' is ridiculous!

    Enjoy half term.

    Deb x
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Thank you. I do feel valued by the head and junior phase deputy, after all when I applied for flexible working to reduce my hours they came up with a new role in school to use my specialist training. It took a while to settle in to but I'm now really enjoying it. The children really make it worth all the struggles.
    He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
    Julian of Norwich
  • Ladybrown
    Ladybrown Member Posts: 130
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Glad to hear such positive news Slosh
    x
  • Slosh
    Slosh Member Posts: 3,194
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Feeling stunned today. I had a phone call from the DWP this morning in respect of my assessment last Wednesday. I have been awarded enhanced rate for mobility! I was expecting /hoping for standard rate knowing how hard this is and especially after the news stories on this last week. I will get the letter later this week and back dated payment the week after. Meeting up with a friend this afternoon for tea and cakes to celebrate.
    He did not say you will not be storm tossed, you will not be sore distressed, you will not be work weary. He said you will not be overcome.
    Julian of Norwich
  • dibdab
    dibdab Member Posts: 1,498
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    That's great news....hope the tea and cake were a suitable celebration and you're having a restful half term.

    Deb x