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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/444193/teachers-are-offered-pay-cut-concession
  2. Foundation chief to extend contract

    Posted Jan 12th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch Heather Du Quesnay will continue to lead the English Schools Foundation until the end of the 2010-11 academic year after being offered a second three-year contract as chief ... the opportunity to continue the work I have started,' Ms Du Quesnay said. She said in the next few months the foundation's new model of governance would be passed by the Legislative Council. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/622673/foundation-chief-extend-contract
  3. ESF feels the pinch as staff face pay curbs

    Posted Nov 29th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Morale in the English Schools Foundation (ESF) has hit a new low following a decision this week to cut its teachers' pay by up to 10 per cent. Teachers' ... that salaries were at the high-end of the scale compared with those paid by other schools in Hong Kong. The reductions will be phased in as contracts are renewed and a 2004 salaries scale ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436332/esf-feels-pinch-staff-face-pay-curbs
  4. 'Ostentatious' house up for grabs

    Posted May 28th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier The controversial residence of the English Schools Foundation's former leader is up for sale. The ESF's executive committee has agreed to sell the Stanley house, which created uproar when it was bought for $18.5 million five years ago for Jennifer Wisker, chief executive at the time. The foundation this week put the 2,800 sq ft property in Beach ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/502214/ostentatious-house-grabs
  5. ESF faces $28m funding cut

    Posted Aug 13th 2004, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... Liz Heron 10pc reduction has yet to be confirmed but parents and teachers are already up in arms The government is planning to cut funding to the English Schools Foundation (ESF) ... less than it was six years ago, when government spending on the foundation began to be reined in. An ESF senior executive said fee increases at its 16 English-medium schools could not be ruled ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/466382/esf-faces-28m-funding-cut
  6. Another ESF school raises fees, adds levy

    Posted Apr 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Elaine Yau Another private international school under the English Schools Foundation has announced a fee increase and a levy on parents- the second to do so in two days. Discovery College ... The levy would help pay for annual capital maintenance, which cost HK$2 million to HK$3 million, she said. The foundation paid HK$170 million towards the building of the school. The college ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/965015/another-esf-school-raises-fees-adds-levy
  7. ESF parents slugged further 4pc

    Posted Apr 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Fees at English Schools Foundation schools are to rise an average of 4 per cent in the next academic year, as the government confirmed that its subsidy for the schools would remain unchanged for the time being. Staff will also receive a 4 per cent pay rise, angering some parents who say teachers are already paid enough, and unions who say the increase ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999353/esf-parents-slugged-further-4pc
  8. Important questions need to be asked about how the ESF spends its money

    Posted Aug 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... The English Schools Foundation (ESF) discussion has focused on the increasing fees parents are paying and how they create an unreasonable financial burden. No one has addressed the other ... replaced by parent volunteers. The board should know what the centralised ESF office is doing that could be delegated to school level for a lower cost. Are any expensive senior executives ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/975145/important-questions-need-be-asked-about-how-esf-spends-its-money
  9. Open disclosure beats trial by newspaper and e-mail

    Posted Feb 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Foundation veteran Chris Forse insists fundamentals are strong in the schools organisation that increasingly serves local as well as international pupils I wrote to Education Post ... of accounts. The executive has representatives of teachers, parents and the school councils, and their pro forma agendas include the oversight of the work of the professionals in the foundation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/445344/open-disclosure-beats-trial-newspaper-and-e-mail
  10. Chief vows ESF will keep tight rein on spending

    Posted Mar 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch The makeup of the English Schools Foundation's board of governors and the organisation's auditing system were among issues raised yesterday when lawmakers discussed ... for the real estate and construction sector. The bill will replace the ESF's 130-member foundation and executive committee with a 25-member board of governors. The board will consist of 10 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/586051/chief-vows-esf-will-keep-tight-rein-spending

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