Teaching Staff's Contracts in Aided Schools
1. School's entering into a contract with a teacher immediately after probation
The School Management Committee should enter into a contract with a teacher immediately after his two years of probationary period. The contract may not be subject to annual re-newal.
2. Dismissal/Termination of appointment of a teacher after probation
The procedures relating to Dismissal or Termination of Appointment of a teacher as spelt out in Appendix 8 should be observed strictly.
3. Dismissal/Termination of Appointment of a teacher in the middle of the academic year during probationary period
The procedures relating to Dismissal or Termination of appointment of a teacher as spelt out in Appendix 8 should be observed strictly.
4. Dismissal/Termination of appointment of a teacher at the end of the first and second academic year during probationary period
If a teacher is still found by the School Management Committee to be performing his duties in an unsatisfactory manner (including personality, character and philosophy of education), and showing no improvement in his work after being advised, the School Management Committee can opt for any one of the following three measures:
either (a) To follow the procedures with regard to Dismissal or Termination of Appointment of a teacher as spelt out in Appendix 8.
or (b) A verbal warning can be given to the teacher by the school Head. The content of the warning should be noted down in the school record for future reference. The teacher, to whom the warning is given, may note down the content of the warning for his own reference and improvement.
or (c) After informing verbally the teacher of his shortcomings, the school Head may serve the teacher a written letter, listing the weaknesses mentioned in their discussion, and may ask the teacher to sign in acknowledgement of the letter.
For the School Management Committee opting for (b) or (c), the following points should be observed:
(i) It is not necessary for the School Management Committee to notify the Permanent Secretary of such verbal warning(s). However, the record(s) should be made available for inspection by the officers of the Education Bureau, if and when required.
(ii) The written letter should be copied to the Education Bureau for record purpose. The Permanent Secretary may investigate at the request of the teacher concerned.
(iii) If the teacher concerned takes no notice of the verbal warning(s), the School Management Committee may terminate the appointment of the teacher by giving one month's notice at the end of the school year.