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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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: ...

  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. 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. 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 ...

  8. '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 ...

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    Discovery College parents complain to Ombudsman over fee increases

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by Linda Yeung

    ... on Lantau Island, is under pressure due to what the school has conceded is a flawed financial model. Its operator, ESF Educational Services - a subsidiary of English Schools Foundation - also needs ... Linda Yeung linda.yeung@scmp.com Discovery College action group contacts Ombudsman over hefty long-term rises of up to 53 per cent at the financially troubled school Parents lodge ...

  10. 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. ...




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