Posted 14 July 2011 - 01:56 PM
Your reply seems to be at odds with the spirit of the quoted 4th line 'Just do what you can without ruining your day job, family life & health'. What if 'what you can do' falls below a randomly set number, but what you do is valuable and appreciated?
I happen to know that 'Tattty' is a fully qualified, Cambridge graduate, teacher, and as our force no longer has SLO's (budget cuts!) you can imagine the experience and knowledge a BEd brings to an entirely Specials lead Schools Education Program - so what if she can only do 10hrs a month, that is 10hrs a month of free expert help! Without her the program just wouldn't have existed, let alone be being looked at as a force model. Could you imagine what the cost would have been to employ an outside consultant to do the same thing. Yes, the force spend money in training, but what they reap in return far outweighs that cost layout
Whilst I appreciate it is easier for some than for others to get out and do their voluntary work, I don't think we should set in stone target hours for someone who is doing something for nothing, or castigate (or think what they do is a joke) when they cannot do as many hours as other people. We are always being told that as Specials we have to be flexible, I would just hope that the force can be flexible as well