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Old 07-04-2021, 03:19 PM
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Hi! I’m currently a GEO4. Can I check if all HODs have to be at least SEO1, or can a GEO 4 or 5 be a HOD?
Yes the system allows for a GEO4 or higher to be appointed to a middle management position in school, including HOD, provided all the requirements are met (clear the interview, CEP at the required level for the respective appointment).

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Old 07-04-2021, 03:25 PM
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MOE announced 4 primary schools merging and 5 secondary schools merging due to low birth rates...

Does it mean teacher will be axed when there is a merge?

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Surprising how so many Teachers are discussing about their pay instead of talking about the job itself. Shocked to see how some even said to “do the minimum” since the pay is Low. Al that talk of teaching being a noble job is really bullshit in Singapore’s context. Singapore’s Teachers really aren’t quite a passionate bunch with so many complaints. Some are there just because they’re bonded by a scholarship where MOE helped to pay for their University. What state is Singapore’s education system in now? No wonder studying is such a chore in Singapore

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Surprising how so many Teachers are discussing about their pay instead of talking about the job itself. Shocked to see how some even said to “do the minimum” since the pay is Low. Al that talk of teaching being a noble job is really bullshit in Singapore’s context. Singapore’s Teachers really aren’t quite a passionate bunch with so many complaints. Some are there just because they’re bonded by a scholarship where MOE helped to pay for their University. What state is Singapore’s education system in now? No wonder studying is such a chore in Singapore
Chicken and egg problem tbh. Yes there are bottom feeders who applied to NIE solely for the sponsored studies, but those are a small minority in every newly-minted batch. Many experienced teachers may have started their journeys passionate but become disillusioned by the problems with the system over the years. For example, being expected to do tons of differentiated instruction and personalised coaching for weak students, but the teacher to student ratio is 1:40.. per class (and one teacher has 5+ classes sometimes). Or, for some subjects, the torturously heavy syllabuses where you just have to rapid fire cram info into students' brains so that they can score well in an exam, which is all their parents (and they) care about sometimes. For those idealistic teachers who started off believing they can make a difference, the fire may be hard to keep burning strong for a long time depending on their sch environment.
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I have an IT degree.
Wan to join teaching either in ITE/poly or even sec sch.

How and where should I apply?
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Surprising how so many Teachers are discussing about their pay instead of talking about the job itself. Shocked to see how some even said to “do the minimum” since the pay is Low. Al that talk of teaching being a noble job is really bullshit in Singapore’s context. Singapore’s Teachers really aren’t quite a passionate bunch with so many complaints. Some are there just because they’re bonded by a scholarship where MOE helped to pay for their University. What state is Singapore’s education system in now? No wonder studying is such a chore in Singapore
Passion can eat one? Passion can pay off the housing loan, put food on the table, take care of children and elderly parents?

When you are 25-30 yo, new in the career, easy to say the pay is okay. After working for 10+ years, meeting performance expectations, sometimes exceeding expectations due to passion and belief, but the pay is still **** and progression is stagnant, people don't deserve to complain about pay?
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Passion can eat one? Passion can pay off the housing loan, put food on the table, take care of children and elderly parents?

When you are 25-30 yo, new in the career, easy to say the pay is okay. After working for 10+ years, meeting performance expectations, sometimes exceeding expectations due to passion and belief, but the pay is still **** and progression is stagnant, people don't deserve to complain about pay?
If you’re not happy with the pay after slogging for 10+ years as a teacher, please resign for goodness sake and look for another job that pays better then. Don’t hang on there and be a negative influence on students please.
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If you’re not happy with the pay after slogging for 10+ years as a teacher, please resign for goodness sake and look for another job that pays better then. Don’t hang on there and be a negative influence on students please.
Singapore teacher is really good la.
I come from Malaysia. My Malaysia teacher is very slack.

Like doesn't really teach anything.
When I came to Singapore, I'm so impressed by the teachers...

I learn so much from the teacher in Singapore.
So I thank you Singapore teachers...

Keep up the good work.
Foreign students appreciate you and your hard work.
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Indeed. Singapore teachers are considered highly paid when compared to overseas counterparts. While they work slightly longer hours, they’re more than adequately compensated for in comparison to teachers in other countries.

The “admin” work that many teachers complain about are typically stuff like marking attendance, dealing with external vendors for CCA etc. How difficult can such chores get?

There are many other jobs worse off than that of a teacher. For example an auditor works 18 hour days including on weekends. If you’re in it just for the pay, you’re better off leaving the job.
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why so triggered? lol This IS a salary forum...you want to read about pedagogies etc there are many many other groups online discussing those things. You go in chicken rice stall and expect to find art and craft material?
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