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Old 18-07-2021, 12:29 PM
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Why would geo4 not be invited?

But invited or not, whether one can actually secure a posting during Enhanced is another question. Sometimes they fail to do so and will have to try again at Open/Closed posting exercises.
Yea. And honestly, sometimes there are more options at OPE

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Could be because they are GEO3 since you need to be GEO4 to take up a KP position. Or do u know GEO4s who do not get invited for enhanced posting?
Sorry! am the OP to the HQ posting question but what is enhanced posting? 😅

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Maybe i can shed some light. Been teaching since 2012, FCH from NIE degree programme.

First posting to an independent school

2012: 4.1k (GEO 2 - the old scheme was 1.1, or 2.1)
2013: 4.6k (GEO 3 - old GEO 1A1 scheme)
2014: 4.8k (GEO 4 - old GEO 1A2)

Changed schools.

2015 - 2017: went to 6.1k iirc

Changed schools again

2018: 6.3k
2019: 6.5k (became SH)
2021: 7.1k (GEO 5)


Key things I've learnt

1. Your relationship with all HODs and SLs are crucial. While you can do good dept work and your HOD can attest to it, join committees chaired by other HODs. More voices to help fight for you and corroborate your contributions (of course dont screw up).

2. The only way to get promoted fast is to be doing work at a higher GEO level. Notice I did not just say "do more work", but do work that is at a higher GEO level. Look at the EPMS form of an SEO (or at least GEO 5), and notice how the impact needs to be more level wide. So,do more impactful work that goes beyond the classroom.

3. Scholars (LMS, Overseas) do get a better head start (in terms of opportunities and perception). But if you screw up, you hentak kaki. I have also seen non-scholars rise. You have to create your own opportunities and take them. I have seen HODs demoted to being a normal teacher, departments complaining to Supt about HODs. Being a HOD does not automatically make you a leader (let alone a good one). Have the right values and lead with a heart.

4. If you choose to just be a Happy, Ordinary Teacher, that is fine. Just be happy and go with the flow. Maxing out at GEO 5 with a 7.8k salary is not bad compared to private sector. Every career has its pros and cons.

5. To BTs, don't just mix with other BTs / young teachers. Your older colleagues have the wisdom of experience to share with you.
looking at the salary range,
GEO4 SH teacher is getting 6.5k - 7k am I right or am I missing something

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My own opinion is positive about a job as a teacher. It depends what type of teacher you want to be.
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Hi, I have been offered a position in HQ via OPE. However, my school would like to offer an internal KP appointment should I choose to stay. Which would be a better choice?
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Hi, I have been offered a position in HQ via OPE. However, my school would like to offer an internal KP appointment should I choose to stay. Which would be a better choice?
If you are GEO4 and above, I will say go HQ. Internal appointment has a lot of work but no monetary compensation. In HQ, you will learn a lot more and get you ready before you return to schools. And if you perform okay in HQ, you will get to apply for enhanced posting where you can be a confirmed KP. There are a lot of work for a KP and itís never worth while doing something without a recognition. Also, itís never confirmed that your SLs will send you for KP interview. I know of people who stayed as internal KP for 2-3 years.
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Hi am offered HQ but currently my released date not confirm. Is it Possible that my P refused to let me go and I have to give up HQ offer?
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If you are GEO4 and above, I will say go HQ. Internal appointment has a lot of work but no monetary compensation. In HQ, you will learn a lot more and get you ready before you return to schools. And if you perform okay in HQ, you will get to apply for enhanced posting where you can be a confirmed KP. There are a lot of work for a KP and itís never worth while doing something without a recognition. Also, itís never confirmed that your SLs will send you for KP interview. I know of people who stayed as internal KP for 2-3 years.
Am in the same boat as the OP. My P is giving me internal appt for half of next yr and sending me for KP interview thereafter. My P actually spend 45 mins to talk to me immediately aft my RO informed tt I was applying for HQ. In the end, I withdrew from HQ OPE. Anyway, I hope tt I made the right decision.
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Am in the same boat as the OP. My P is giving me internal appt for half of next yr and sending me for KP interview thereafter. My P actually spend 45 mins to talk to me immediately aft my RO informed tt I was applying for HQ. In the end, I withdrew from HQ OPE. Anyway, I hope tt I made the right decision.
At least your P made promise that you will be sent for KP interview by the end of this year, not just telling you what you will be given internal appointment till don't know when.
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Am in the same boat as the OP. My P is giving me internal appt for half of next yr and sending me for KP interview thereafter. My P actually spend 45 mins to talk to me immediately aft my RO informed tt I was applying for HQ. In the end, I withdrew from HQ OPE. Anyway, I hope tt I made the right decision.
If teaching is your first career, Iíll always advise officers to go HQ first (if opportunity allows). Donít always be stuck in school. The things you learn in HQ and the people (senior management) you meet will pave a much better road for you in future.
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