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  1. Whinning and dining near top of food chain

    Posted Dec 15th 2003, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp WHENEVER THE ENGLISH Schools Foundation (ESF) gets into a stink about how much money it spends, any number of people call or write to ask me to stick in my oar and join in the whinges. Hitherto I have resisted. I like a good whinge but I have never been sure which ESF whinge should get my chorus when this choir strikes up. There is cacophony out there when the ESF talks ...

  2. Battle of minds

    Posted Jun 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... IN THE RUN-UP to next year's World Schools Debating Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, English Schools Foundation (ESF) Debating has an exciting line-up of workshops and debating ... workshops, and graduate through shorter debates to full-length impromptu speeches. To provide a more comprehensive introduction to debating, ESF Debating will also be running a series of week-long ...

  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' representative David Reeves said there was 'a lot of discontent' over both the cut and other 'certain management decisions'. Mr Reeves, chairman of the ESF staff association said ...

  4. ESF teachers vote for action over pay cut

    Posted Dec 20th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... this week but failed to agree a compromise, according to David Reeves, chairman of its staff association. Results from ballots held in all ESF schools prior to last week's annual foundation ... time,' Mr Reeves said.'In some schools it was almost 100 per cent in favour of action, in others fairly near.' The fact that there had been no change in the ESF's position since ...

  5. ESF school's staff want chairman out

    Posted Dec 21st 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... and forwarded to the English School Foundation (ESF). The letter reads: 'Staff at Kennedy School would like to reiterate their position... and ask for the resignation of the chairman of the school council.' ESF chairman Jal Shroff, who received a copy of the letter, said it was the decision of the entire school council and Kennedy School over whether Mr Nanda should resign. 'At present ...

  6. Hunt for ESF chief gets off to late start

    Posted Aug 30th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... The English Schools Foundation (ESF) has yet to begin its search for a new chief executive, two months after Jonathan Harris suddenly quit the post at the end of last term. ESF executive ... to be ready to tackle the political environment created by Secretary for Education Arthur Li Kwok-cheung's decision to review the foundation's funding structure. The ESF has come under fire ...

  7. Teachers win backdown on ESF pay cuts

    Posted Dec 12th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier, Steve Cray

    ... after more than 250 teachers protested outside its headquarters during its annual general meeting. After a lengthy argument with teachers' representatives, ESF chairman Jal Shroff said last ... of foreign exchange fluctuations and ESF staff were now not paid much more than counterparts in Britain. 'If you disenfranchise them, upset them and eradicate good will, the consequences ...

  8. ESF's short-term leader dismisses rumours about his hasty exit

    Posted Sep 06th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... of the stories I have heard since I have been back here,' he said. 'I have not had a nervous breakdown - I'm feeling remarkably positive. I did not have a row with anyone in ESF - I think ... offered on condition that the ESF was not discussed, it became clear that the personal reasons did not relate to his wife and daughter, who had been due to arrive in Hong Kong for the start ...

  9. ESF ready to consult parents over move to the IB

    Posted Sep 20th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... The English Schools Foundation (ESF) is to launch a consultation across its five secondary schools next month to decide whether to drop the British A-level curriculum in favour ... the ESF's secondary education officer. All five principals in the foundation's secondary schools favoured the IB diploma, he added. The consultation follows a three-year pilot introduction ...

  10. ESF 'not backing down over pay cut'

    Posted Dec 13th 2003, 12:00am by Katherine Forestier

    ... Whatever formula the ESF came up with for cutting pay would have been unpopular. 'We have been discussing the matter for a-year-and-a-half but staff keep telling us they need more time.' ... David Reeves, chairman of the ESF staff association, said Mr Shroff's decision was a good 'first step', but that there was a long way to go to restore staff morale. Ballots have ...




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