A tale of three schools: Coptic Board plays favourites
In a family of three, only two members get to enjoy the fruits of their labour.
Excuses for not awarding pay rises based on affordability fail the pub test: the Coptic Education Board only recently hired a new CEO to manage all three schools. St Bishoy is running on a surplus, government funding is increasing and enrolments are on the rise.
During the COVID-19 lockdown of 2020, St Bishoy’s staff pivoted to teaching online almost
overnight. They also support a substantial cohort of students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
So why won’t the Coptic Education Board and the St Bishoy’s board award them a fair pay rise?
The union will continue supporting its many members at St Bishoy to seek a just and equitable outcome.