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SCHOOLHEADS

Do the school heads have the authority to transfer a teacher immediately due to non-compliance?

School Heads do not have the authority to transfer a teacher away from their school. They need to liaise with the districts office for any disciplinary issues

TEACHERS

How is one appointed to act in a position?

For post below principal in secondary schools, it is the principal that recommends to districts. The districts will then vet the recommendation and appoint the most meritorious officer in the school. For primary schools it is done by the districts.

Who is responsible in updating teachers acting allowance?

Once the appointment letter is sent, the education district PEO’s will confirm the assumption date on the FESA from which the Human Relation Section will work on.

Who is eligible for transfer allowance and what are the documents needed?

A teacher is eligible if he/she has served a tour in the previous school he/she had been teaching in and that the transfer will result in a change of residence for the teacher affected

How soon do the teachers get their acting allowance after acting?

The timeline depends on the approval at the various level of administration. Once the approvals are given, the HR Sections and Salaries will then process the teacher’s allowance.

How do the teachers know that they are eligible for acting allowance for a position they are acting in?

If the position is established, then teachers are eligible. If the position is not an establish one, then there is no allowance provided for that position.

How often do the teachers get registered for FTRB and how much do they have to pay

All teachers have to be registered before they are allowed to teach in a school. For new teachers, they have to pay the provisional registration fee of $40 for the first year and $60 for the next two years. For the rest of the teachers, they have to pay $90 for the renewal of their registration for the next three years

Is signing in another school for promotion purposes and returning to your previous school allowed?

No. It is the Permanent Secretary for Education prerogative to do otherwise

Are the teachers still qualified for long service leave entitlement?

Teachers who signed their contract from 2010 do not qualify under the new General Order. Those that qualify are the teachers who have yet to sign a contract.

MANAGEMENTS

What are the procedures to follow in applying for school improvement grants?

Grants forms can be collected from the districts and schools needs to fill and leave with the districts the completed forms

Does the management have the power to transfer a teacher or make a teacher stay if the ministry decides to transfer a school staff?

No. The management may liaise with schools heads on issues pertaining to teachers.

Does the management have the power to send a student home base on non-payment of fees or due to disciplinary cases?

No. Schools will need to consult parents and device mechanism to pay school levies.

For disciplinary cases, schools will have to follow their Behaviour Management Policy aligned to the MoE BMP.

Does the school management have the power to close a school due to non-compliance by the school heads or the teachers?

No. School management does not have the power to do so. They may take their grievances to the education districts or to the Primary and Secondary Section at the Quality House or to PSE.

Where and how does the school management take their complaint regarding a teacher to?

Complaints needs to be registered with the schools heads first.

Does the school management have the power to control school finances?

Yes but it must be done in a transparent manner and in consultation with the school heads

If we want to set up a kindergarten, primary or secondary what should we do and whom do we see?

EA2 forms needs to be filled for school establishment. Once this is done, then the EA3 form needs to be filled for a school to be formally registered. Both this form can be obtained from their respective education districts.

Is there any assistance regarding the renewal of lease?

Yes. For all lease renewal, the school needs to submit to their lease contract offer from TLTB together with their request through their respective education districts

PUBLIC

Where do we take our complaint to regarding a teacher’s behaviour?

All complaints can be channelled to the school heads or to the district education office or to any education officers

How do I know that my child is eligible to bus fare assistance?

A student is eligible if both the students’ parents earn less than $15,000 in a year.

Does the Ministry provides financial assistance for the individual students

The Ministry does not give financial assistance anymore to students apart from the hostel fees that the Ministry pay to schools for the boarding students. Students needs to apply first for this assistance and is applicable to students intending to be a boarding students in boarding schools.