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hmlimzzz 13-11-2014 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 58644)
Anyone have received any reply from moe or have gone for any interview for the recent oct 14 intake?

Went for the PGDE interview today. Subjects offered PE/Maths (Sec). Mid career.

Unregistered 14-11-2014 07:32 AM

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Originally Posted by hmlimzzz (Post 58769)
Went for the PGDE interview today. Subjects offered PE/Maths (Sec). Mid career.

Can share when did you apply and when did they call you to come down for the interview?

Are the subjects offered your first choice?

hmlimzzz 14-11-2014 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 58775)
Can share when did you apply and when did they call you to come down for the interview?

Are the subjects offered your first choice?

Applied around 2nd week of Oct and received the call on a Sat 1st Nov.
Not my first choice though. Mine preferred was physics/maths (sec) but offered PE/Maths (sec). The other option on offer was Pri (General). From what the recruiter said, for this current recruitment (Oct-Nov), mainly for Pri (Gen), not much vacancies for sec.

Unregistered 14-11-2014 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by hmlimzzz (Post 58781)
Applied around 2nd week of Oct and received the call on a Sat 1st Nov.
Not my first choice though. Mine preferred was physics/maths (sec) but offered PE/Maths (sec). The other option on offer was Pri (General). From what the recruiter said, for this current recruitment (Oct-Nov), mainly for Pri (Gen), not much vacancies for sec.

Thanks for the update.

A friend applied and was offered PE (Secondary) also, even though it's not his first choice. He didn't take it up in the end as he was firm on the subjects he chose, but I guess they are also looking for PE teachers for this batch.

Anyway, interesting that they called you on a Saturday. Wouldn't expect to receive such calls on a Saturday, so I guess good to note for those applying not to dismiss unknown numbers calling you on weekends!

Unregistered 15-11-2014 12:04 AM

That's a bit tricky then - that the MOE doesn't say exactly what subject teachers they're looking for in each interview batch.

It's more like they're "forcing" people into vocations that are not their 1st choice - hardly a good move if they're expecting dedicated teachers...

Worse still, PE, which is supposed to be a specialised field, rather than something you just ask any tom dick harry to take up.

Then how about those who rejected offer due to mismatch in teaching subject choices?? Blacklisted for future, even if their desired vacancies crop up?

It'd be better if the MOE can be more straightforward by stating clearly what teachers they are recruiting in each batch of PGDE interview.

By the way, the MOE website has set out very clearly the interview dates in the year, dates expected to hear from them, date by which to 'give up' if you've not received any call, date to start contract teaching, etc. Very useful.

Unregistered 15-11-2014 12:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 58506)
I am going for an interview tomorrow for the position of lecturer in ITE.

Anyone knows how much I can expect for lecturer pay? My current salary is 5.8k, will stating 20% increase as salary expectation be too high?

I may be wrong, but my feeling is 5.8k already quite high for a starting lecturer pay.

Even for poly lecturer, it's on the high side. Not to mention ITE that supposedly pay slightly less...

And you ask for 20% top up? If lucky, they'll match your pay, but very likely ask you to take a cut to about 5k plus or minus.

Unregistered 15-11-2014 12:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 58810)

It'd be better if the MOE can be more straightforward by stating clearly what teachers they are recruiting in each batch of PGDE interview.

By the way, the MOE website has set out very clearly the interview dates in the year, dates expected to hear from them, date by which to 'give up' if you've not received any call, date to start contract teaching, etc. Very useful.

Not really a good thing if MOE reveals what teachers they are in need of. Because then applicants might just apply for these positions even when they actually have no passion for it, or they will just lie and say that they really have the passion when they just want the job. Its better if MOE keeps it a secret, then you apply for what you really want as a first choice. If MOE doesnt have vaccancies, they can still decide to offer you another subject which they deem that you are suitable in teaching, if not, they reject you.

Unregistered 15-11-2014 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 58813)
Not really a good thing if MOE reveals what teachers they are in need of. Because then applicants might just apply for these positions even when they actually have no passion for it, or they will just lie and say that they really have the passion when they just want the job. Its better if MOE keeps it a secret, then you apply for what you really want as a first choice. If MOE doesnt have vaccancies, they can still decide to offer you another subject which they deem that you are suitable in teaching, if not, they reject you.

It's better that they reveal what subject and level teachers they are in need of, so that they need not waste applicant's time coming down for an interview for subjects they are not interested in teaching.

btw, their allocation of subjects and determining suitability of teaching subjects is crap.

Unregistered 16-11-2014 06:58 PM

Just started teaching about 1 year plus ago, and my RO hinted that ladies take about 3 years to be promoted to 1A1, is that true?

Unregistered 17-11-2014 08:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 58815)
btw, their allocation of subjects and determining suitability of teaching subjects is crap.

How so? ten char


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