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  1. 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: ...

  2. Delay to ESF pay and benefits review

    Posted Jul 09th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Teachers must wait over the holidays for recommendations The English Schools Foundation has called for more time to complete its review of staff pay and benefits. ... on ESF finances found the average remuneration of the foundation's teachers to be $947,400, more than $130,000 above that of the highest-paying international school. The figures were ...

  3. '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 ...

  4. New ESF chief gets straight down to business

    Posted Feb 19th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier The English Schools Foundation's long-awaited new chief took up her post this week, days before Legco's Public Accounts Committee is due to publish its report ... to monitor the ESF properly. She will also be working with a taskforce on the new governance and management structure of the foundation. 'There is a real sense of urgency on the part ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  9. Taskforce members quit in ESF row

    Posted May 07th 2005, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Katherine Forestier Parents distance themselves from reform document after their version is rejected as 'inappropriate' Three members of the English Schools Foundation ... to schools; finite definitions of responsibilities of the management office over key areas of education, real estate, finance and human resources; and the governance of ESF Educational Services Ltd. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Pupils convince ESF schools to go green

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:41am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Pupils convince ESF schools to go green A group of secondary pupils has convinced 16 principals from the English Schools Foundation to switch to recycled printing paper, despite the fact that the move will cost the schools an additional HK$200,000 a year in total. The student-led campaign was spearheaded by Ike Park, a Year 12 pupil at Renaissance College, who ...




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