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Today 10:08 AM
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Request a change of RO or school? Spoken to your SLs?
Actually I'm curious. Is it right to skip the chain of command and go to the SLs to provide negative feedback about your current RO or to ask for a change of RO?
Yesterday 08:02 PM
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Looking to transfer to teach PE in primary school.

Can I ask if PE teachers in Primary school are usually single subject specialist or are PE teachers in primary school usually required to teach addition subject/subjects?
Nowadays, mostly single subject specialisation. PE teachers in my school only teach PE. More teaching periods but no marking, no remedial, etc.
Yesterday 09:37 AM
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Now it's supply more than demand.

It's highly competitive these days. New teachers have very good credentials these days.
I agree with u. however, young teachers are leaving constantly because of an ageing issue in the fraternity.

Many old teachers will never leave the service until retirement and the thing about this is that the young teachers will need to be (over)stretched to cover some of their duties. the number of young teachers entering is low now so those that were young are entering their 30s. many of them are now looking for career advancement or more time with their newly formed family. but many of the old teachers including SLs do not seem to understand that. as a result, they keep losing good teachers and subject heads becos many HODs and SLs are just looking after themselves first. I had one HOD who does not even strong subject mastery - I was like how on earth u get there? wayang probably.

if u meet a good RO, trust me they dun last very long - and side track - for some strange reason, the environment can make u very bitchy. dun join this line. low increment and politicking half the time. If u are not good, confirm sure get taken advantage of.
Yesterday 09:23 AM
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Request a change of RO or school? Spoken to your SLs?
My take - depends on the situation. if your RO is in favour with the SLs, dun do it. just change school. becos if you do it, the SLs may just kill u once and for all.
Yesterday 09:20 AM
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Hi, need some advice about dealing with direct ROs.

My RO is quite an old, blur and forgetful HOD. Not that I have anything against his age, but he loves to dump a lot of workload on the new or younger officers (newly transferred in or within 5 years of service).

Not that people are unwilling to do the extra (or even sudden) work, but it's very unfair when we are not being recognised for completing these extra workload while he takes credit. In the meantime, the older and experienced teachers usually don't get any new extra workload.

Because of his failing memory sometimes, certain duties are also not rotated. Even after telling and requesting a change, he refuses to budge despite the fact that certain roles have a heavier workload.

After speaking to other KPs from my own school and even from other schools, most responses are just about sucking it up.

I love my school culture and colleagues. But it seems like having a good boss also matters a lot. Any advice?
I was told to suck it up too despite making me do so much extra. the thing about schools is that meritocracy in terms of leadership track is skewed. In the end, they decided to appt the one as HOD when that person did not even contribute much in terms of the dept-wise. If the SLs like you, you can do almost anything and get away with it but if you are in the doghouse, they will milk u dry and scold for stupid things that u will not even scold your own child for. And when u question their decision, they give lame reasons like - oh u r very young and your runway is long. so I guess at the end of the day age does play a role unless u are a scholar who is not condemned.
Yesterday 09:13 AM
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Request a change of RO or school? Spoken to your SLs?
Some SLs dun take this very lightly. they may proceed to blacken your record. Sometimes feel like a prisoner to them. they can get away with all these.
19-02-2020 07:42 PM
Unregistered Looking to transfer to teach PE in primary school.

Can I ask if PE teachers in Primary school are usually single subject specialist or are PE teachers in primary school usually required to teach addition subject/subjects?
19-02-2020 01:24 PM
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Already done that, thanks for your "help".

Any other useful advice?
Request a change of RO or school? Spoken to your SLs?
17-02-2020 11:07 AM
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If you donít dare to speak up for yourself, then I guess you have chosen to live with the situation. Thereís no point complaining if you donít take any action.
Already done that, thanks for your "help".

Any other useful advice?
16-02-2020 07:15 PM
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How did you fail? What was the assessment criteria like.
You need to clear the interview first, followed by a contract teaching (6 months or 1 year depending on when you get in) before they deem you suitable to enter the teacher training course (called PGDE).

I didn't clear the interview stage. And yes supply is more than demand these days, especially with the low birth rates and school mergers. Hence to even clear the first stage you need to be the best of the best, as the vacancies available is very little compared to last time.
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