With the announcement recently of the SNA allocations, we have had reports of SNA posts being fragmented. In addition, in some cases where additional hours have been allocated to the school, the hours were not offered to those already on reduced hours.
To try and get some understanding of this issue, Fórsa is conducting a survey of SNAs to investigate the problem of fragmentation, and hours not being offered to those on reduced hours if the allocation is increased.
We'd also encourage you - when hours are increased in your school and you are working reduced hours - to bring to matter the attention of your principal as early as possible, if you are interested in taking up the additional hours.
If a school get increased hours, they should first be offered in order of seniority to SNAs that do not have full-time hours. The rules governing SNA seniority can be found here.
There are limited circumstances where seniority is not followed. This can only happen where a SENO has written to a school and has recommended that the hours be allocated in a different way. An SNA has a right to ask for and see the written determination from the SENO in these cases.
If you have any queries please contact your local representative.
Please click on the link HERE to view and complete the survey.