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 New pay and career package for teachers



MOE unveils “GROW 2.0” Package to further strengthen Teacher Development and Recognition and Philosophy for Educational Leadership

The Minister for Finance and Minister for Education, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam underlined the importance of the people factor, when he spoke at the Ministry of Education (MOE)’s annual Principals’ Appointment Ceremony on 28 December 2007.
Mr Shanmugaratnam announced a new pay and career package aimed at making the teaching profession more attractive. He also emphasised the importance of leadership development across the teaching profession, and unveiled the Philosophy for Educational Leadership, which aims to guide school Principals and other educational leadership in discharging their important responsibilities.
Building on the foundation of the GROW package announced in September 2006, the GROW 2.0 Package will provide teachers with a more attractive remuneration package, more career and development opportunities and greater flexibility to balance the demands of work and family.
The following are the key initiatives of the GROW 2.0 package that will be implemented in phases in 2008.
Professional Development and Growth
The teaching profession must be a learning profession, where its members continue to learn and grow. In so doing, they also demonstrate to their students their love for learning and the importance of lifelong learning.
MOE will therefore enhance the financial support and leave schemes to enable more teachers to upgrade themselves. MOE has developed five Professional Development Packages to support non-graduate teachers obtaining degree status and graduate teachers obtaining higher qualifications (see Table 1).

Source: Press Release 27 Dec 2007

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