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  1. ESF seeks to limit fallout from audit report

    Posted Nov 13th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Chairwoman contacts parents to exercise damage control and allay fears over commission's criticism The chairwoman of the English Schools Foundation has sought ... an audit of foundation and school management finances, and co-operated fully with their work.' Professor Lieh Mak said that the ESF could not comment on the report's contents because ...

  2. 'Spoilt' ESF teachers seek image makeover

    Posted May 09th 2004, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... Raymond Ma Teachers at the English Schools Foundation have hired a public relations firm to boost their image because they are worried about being branded money-grabbing expatriates. ... If you want an excellent international school with native English speakers, then you have to attract them,' he said. 'Otherwise you are not going to get them, and you'll get ...

  3. Audit report: the ESF in crisis

    Posted Nov 27th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Questions about its future remain unanswered as the subvention hangs in the balance after this week's damning criticism, writes Katherine Forestier THE FUTURE OF THE English Schools ... objective that the foundation should become self-financing. A government review in 1999 recommended a phased withdrawal from 2001, to be completed by 2006-2007 for primary schools and 2007-2008 ...

  4. Parents and teachers surprised by ESF cuts

    Posted Jan 05th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... that government funding for the English Schools Foundation is to be cut by 6.44 per cent in the next financial year- with deeper cuts expected to come. John Bohan, acting chief executive of the ESF, warned that school fees could go up if the foundation failed to reduce salaries. 'If we can't manage our costs downwards there would have to be a fee increase,' he said. 'A ...

  5. ESF gives insurance manager top job

    Posted Jan 17th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Groundswell of revolt grows over appointment of someone without educational background The English Schools Foundation faces a growing internal revolt after appointing ... not qualify him,' said one senior foundation member. 'I could understand if Haynes had support, but no one backed him.' Tim Hoffman, chairman of Island School's council, said: ...

  6. ESF breathes a sigh of relief at shallower cuts

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron Subsidy trimmed by 3.12pc rather than 10pc earlier proposed by government, which would have amounted to $28m The government is cutting its English Schools Foundation subsidy by a further 3.127 per cent in the next financial year- slicing nearly $9 million off the foundation's budget. ESF leaders have pledged to manage without reducing school budgets or staff salaries ...

  7. Teachers are offered pay-cut concession

    Posted Feb 12th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier The English Schools Foundation has reduced the pay cut for its teachers in the hope of ending the month-long industrial action that has disrupted students' extra-curricular activities. Teachers yesterday received a new offer. Pay for serving teachers will still be cut across the board by 4.42 per cent on their next contracts, as previously proposed. But plans ...

  8. David James quits

    Posted Dec 18th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... to do something else.' He plans to return 'home' to Wales at the end of the school year. He was not leaving because of the troubles in the English Schools Foundation. 'The ... which had been taken up by other ESF schools, including interim weeks outside the classroom and support for students who speak English as a second language. ...

  9. ESF left floundering after leadership jumps ship

    Posted Feb 11th 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier The English Schools Foundation was left rudderless and in shock last night after the loss of its top leaders. 'There is huge shock. We are in unchartered waters. ... and treasurer have also quit. There were no obvious contenders to replace them, said the source, a school council chairman. Acting chief executive John Bohan is confident the ESF can regenerate itself. ...

  10. ESF hits back in row over new chief

    Posted Jan 21st 2004, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier, Polly Hui

    ... Katherine Forestier and Polly Hui The schools body defends its decision to hire a former insurance manager The English Schools Foundation has mounted an angry defence of its decision ... executive with business experience was needed,' he said. Tim Hoffman, chairman of Island School's council, said: 'I believe the executive should call a meeting of the foundation ...




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