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Old 13-12-2012, 12:12 PM
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Thanks for the info below, very useful.

What I find confusing is the very limited range over the whole career. For eg. let's say I am a good performer who can retire at the max of SEO1A1 monthly of 9288.

If I join MOE at 25 yrs old with standard honors, starting is already ~3400. That means over the next 40 years of my career until retirement, I only have 9288 - 3400 = 5888 to move assuming best case scenario .That works out to be ~2.5% increment annual.

Historically the range increase a few % every few years, but it does not seem to gel with all the stories I keep hearing from my teacher friends about easily getting 6% to 10% yearly. At that kind of rate they would have hit the ceiling before 40 yrs old. This situation is much worse for an average performer who retires at GEO1A3 max of 7452.

Only reason I can think of is they actually slow down the increment a lot in the later years.

Anyone with exp can share?
As far as I know, CS doesn't work this way. It's based on your CEP that would be reviewed annually. Higher CEP = faster promotion. Let's assume your current CEP is SEO1A1 that cap at 9288 now. That cap would likely be raised & reviewed over time due to inflation and other economical factors. In 40 years time, the cap should have been raised multiple times over (any math teachers care to calculate compound interests of 5% p.a?). From 2008 till now, there have been 2 major salary reviews in 4 years time.

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GEO1A1: 3380-5540
GEO1A2: 4450-6912
GEO1A3: 4806-7452
SEO1: 5184-8316
SEO1A1: 7236-9288
SEO1A2: 8748-11232

SEO is for HOD and above.
Most teachers retire at the GEO1A3 grade.
How can that be? There is a MOE specialist track for teachers not on leadership track.

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I applied 2 times to MOE as degree level teacher GEO 1 i think .. and I waited 6 months for the window period to clear to apply again and yet I still did not get the job. Getting frustrated, going to write letter to pm lee I am jobless.

somemore i went to take the IELTS paid $300 and still never get in.

bloody ****, graduated from NUS 8 months ago and I still have no job.

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what did you study? social sciences or business or engineering?

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I applied 2 times to MOE as degree level teacher GEO 1 i think .. and I waited 6 months for the window period to clear to apply again and yet I still did not get the job. Getting frustrated, going to write letter to pm lee I am jobless.

somemore i went to take the IELTS paid $300 and still never get in.

bloody ****, graduated from NUS 8 months ago and I still have no job.
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If you had to take IELTS i probably would guess that your o level english/a level GP isn't very good.
Except for MT teachers I would think that they're being very stringent on the English/GP requirement now because the job market currently sucks and they're probably have no shortage of applicants to choose from this moment.

Anyway you seriously want to sign away 1+3 years of your youth? You can achieve much more outside/in ministries within that 4 years you know.
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ya, I studied business.

I do not know what to do with my life, I have little interest in business. I feel it's best for me to enter a school environment again. All I can do best now is to study and teaching is whats best for me I believe.


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ya, I studied business.

I do not know what to do with my life, I have little interest in business. I feel it's best for me to enter a school environment again. All I can do best now is to study and teaching is whats best for me I believe.
Try to give private tuition to earn some $$ while you look for a full time job.

Also see if you have the patience and passion to handle kids. Once sign bond, u have no way to get out of the job for 3 years.
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Hi guys, anyone knows roughly how long will i get notified for interview? i applied for PDGE n about 3 weeks has passed...
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If you had to take IELTS i probably would guess that your o level english/a level GP isn't very good.
Except for MT teachers I would think that they're being very stringent on the English/GP requirement now because the job market currently sucks and they're probably have no shortage of applicants to choose from this moment.

Anyway you seriously want to sign away 1+3 years of your youth? You can achieve much more outside/in ministries within that 4 years you know.
From my observation of my son's primary school, it's far more likely of a shortage of teachers than "oversupply"
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Try to give private tuition to earn some $$ while you look for a full time job.

Also see if you have the patience and passion to handle kids. Once sign bond, u have no way to get out of the job for 3 years.
yup i am giving tuition already.. earning $600 a month..

enough to break even with my expenses.. food $200.. transport $100.. phone bills $100..
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