Hampshire Teachers' Liaison Panel (TLP)
Did you know that as a teacher your union represents you and your views on the Hampshire TLP?
The Hampshire TLP represents teachers' interests in consultation and negotiation with the Local Authority and is, as a body, elected from the six recognised headteacher and teacher unions (ATL, ASCL, NAHT, NASUWT, NUT and VOICE). The Panel currently consists of 17 teachers/headteachers and an elected secretary.
Hampshire fund facility time to allow TLP members to discharge their responsibilities and the body meets each half term to discuss developments and issues, and twice in the year meets with the County’s Children's Services senior management team. It also elects representatives to other Hampshire groups:
- Conditions of Service Working Party – which negotiates with Education Personnel Services, and consists of the six county secretaries and secretary.
- Curriculum Assessment and Pedagogy Group – which discusses inspector/adviser/curriculum development work.
- Members advisory panel for education – which meets the county councillors.
- Schools Forum – a decision making body for school funding/budgets.
- Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education – religious education body.
- Health and Safety – supports representatives and negotiates advice.
- Hampshire Unions and Associations Group/Joint Consultative Group (HUAG/JCG) – which meets and negotiates with all unions (Unison, Unite, GMB, etc.) that work in Hampshire.
- Local Briefing Groups – area meetings to discuss particular school situations.
- Meetings with Executive Members – prior to their decision making days.
- Children's Services Consultation Group – meets with children's services managers and the non-teaching unions.
- Individual Casework – supports a network of caseworkers that help individual teachers.
TLP - Health and Safety in the Children's Services Department
How safe is your workplace?
Health and Safety Executive (HSE) places great importance on worker involvement and consultation, which has proved to be key factor to improving health and safety in the workplace. The HSE have a section on their website on worker involvement which can be accessed here: http://www.hse.gov.uk/involvement/index.htm
Every school, college, unit and children centre should have an electedHealth and Safety representative. The representative may be a member of either the teaching, care or support staff and should be a member of a trade union if possible. However, Hampshire recognises and supports both union and non-union health and safety reps. Management is obliged in law to consult with all staffand thisis easier to do through an elected staff representative. All the teacher unions provide advice and training on Health and Safety.
Information, support and advice on health and safety issues can be found on the Children’s Services website:
It is important to report accidents, physical, psychological and verbal abuse and cyber bullying. Report forms for all these incidents can be found on the website above and should be used in any event.
The HSE – Health and Safety Executive website provides a wealth of information and advice: http://www.hse.gov.uk/index.htm
Asbestos – the hidden killer!
Asbestos is a hidden killer that can cause four serious diseases. These diseases will not affect you immediately; they often take a long time to develop, but once diagnosed, it is often too late to do anything. Useful info can be found on the following link: http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/essentials/index.htm
Many older school buildings have asbestos within their structure. The basic guidance is that left alone this asbestos will not harm the occupants. However, if building or refurbishment work is to take place, the asbestos register must be checked and strategies put in place to deal with any asbestos that might be disturbed. A survey can be arranged with Hampshire Property, Building and Regulatory Services: http://www3.hants.gov.uk/property-project-procedures/pbr-propertyprocedures-asbestosmanagement/asbestosmanagement-asbestossurveys.htm
Hampshire Teachers' Liaison Panel (TLP) Contacts
Liz Muir (email@example.com)
Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL):
David Nicholson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL): Helen Thompson (email@example.com)
- National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT): David Mewes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT): Vacancy (in the interim please contact the Regional Centre at email@example.com)
- National Union of Teachers (NUT): Belinda Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Voice: Frances Stanfield (email@example.com)
Hampshire Teachers' Liaison Panel
Secretary: Liz Muir
Tel: 077691 43024
or 01256 704543