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Application Forms:  Click Here
ATs (Advisory Teachers) see EDB Information
Baggage Allowance:
  - Application Form see Application Forms
  - Can be Submitted Separate to Flight
  - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
Civil Servant Status
  - Detailed explanation
  - NETs are not Civil Servants
Code of Aid see EDB Information
Competitions:
  - Climate Change Cross-curricular Project (EDB) 
  - Clipit: A Student Film Competition (EDB)
      - Discussion: 1, 2
  - Debating:
      - HKPTU Debating
      - HKSS Debating
      - Sing Tao Debating
      - Summary
  - HK Budding Poets see Special Needs; Gifted Education - HKAGE
  - HK School Drama Festival
  - HK Schools Speech Festival
      - 2017/8 69th Edition:
          - Poem Audio: 
              - Choral: 1
              - Solo: 1
          - Poem Texts (Solo, Choral): 1, 2, 3, 4
          - Syllabus
          - 2016/7 68th Edition:
                - Poem Texts (Solo, Choral)
                - Poem Audio:
                    - Solo: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
                    - Choral: 1, 2
      - Tips
      - What is it?
      - Winning Recitals (56th-65th)
      - Workshop on Solo Verse and Prose
  - Story to Stage Puppetry (EDB)
      - Learn the 5 Basic Skills 
Contract Related:
  - Appointment, Renewal, Start of Contract:
      - Appointment/Re-appointment Circular:
          - 2017 (EDBCM17057E).pdf (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010)  SNET Version
          - Application for EDB Support to Find New School
            if Not Renewed see Application Forms
          - Summary
      - Intent to Renew
          - Code of Aid Says May 15 
          - Example Letter of Intent to Renew
          - Removed from 2011 Contract
      - Letter to Schools About Appointment (June 2017).pdf 
            (2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 SNET Version
      - Notes for Applications for Payment
        of Gratuity, Fringe Benefits and RI.pdf
            (2015, 2014, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 SNET Version
      - Temporary NET for Vacant NET Post   SNET Version
  - Attrition Rates: Summary 1, 2; Year-on-year Data
  - August 16 Start Not Mandatory
  - Breaking Contract:
      - Moving to New School 
      - Penalties
      - Resignation Information Sheet
  - Certificate of Service:
      - Content Adjustment (see section 7.10.2)
      - Template (EDB).pdf
  - Checklist For Departures
  - Chest X-Rays:
      - Application Form EDB40 see Application Forms
      - Clinics
      - New NETs only:  see Letter of Appointment; MOCS para 2.3
      - Not Needed for Transfer Between Aided Schools:
          - see Code of Aid Para. 51b 
  - Continuity of Employment if 16th is a Sunday
  - Contract Documents: see Letter of Appointment
  - Contract Length Greater Than/Less Than 2 Years:
      - see Letter of Appointment Circular Attachment A
  - Conviction Checks:
      - Certificate of No Criminal Conviction
          - Application:
              - For HK: Form, Offices
              - For Use In Another Country
                  - UK Must be Done via British Council
          - see Appointment/Re-appointment Memo para 4
      - Sexual Conviction Record Check:
          - Application
          - Info For Schools
          - Renewal
          - see Appointment/Re-appointment Memo para 5
          - see Contract: Letter to Schools about Appointment
  - Extensions:
      - Extension Beyond Retirement Age of 60:
          - Aided Schools:
              - Application Form
              - Conditions of Service (EDBCM00025E).pdf
              - Letter to Schools About Extensions (2016).pdf
                    (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009)
          - Extension of Contract Period Documentation:
              - 2017 (2016, 2015)  SNET Version
          - Government Schools
          - Summary
      - Other 1 Year Extension:
          - Case Studies: 1, 2, 3, 4
          - Details and Application Process (Section 2-3).pdf
          - Discussions: 1, 2, 3
          - Letter of Extension (2015)  SNET Version
  - LET/NET Terms of Employment Comparison:
      - Terms & Conditions
      - Total Salary Package
  - Letter of Appointment
      - see Letter of Appointment
      - Summary 
  - LPAT Exemption see EDB Information - LPAT
  - Number of NETs 
  - Switching Between Aided/Government School 
  - Switching Between Primary/Secondary 
Curriculum see EDB Information - Curriculum Development
Death Benefits
Deployment & Duties:
  - 50 Hours of PD Each Year 
  - Alone in the Classroom 
      - see also EDB Information - School Admin: Insurance
  - Can a NET be an EPC?
  - Contract Definition see Letter of Appointment
  - Deployment Guidelines:
      - 2012.pdf (2009-11, 2005-09)  SNET Version
  - Example Duty Statement
  - NET Deployment Plan 2016.doc (EDB) (2015,2009-11)
  - Non-project School 
  - Roles & Responsibilities
      - NET as EPC: 1, 2
Evaluation:
  - NET Scheme see EDB Information - NET Schemes Evaluation
  - NET Section (inc. School Survey):
      - see EDB Information - NET Section Evaluation
  - Self-Evaluation Report Example.doc
Flights see Passage Allowance (Flights)
Fringe Benefits:
  - Application Forms see Application Forms
  - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
  - Eligibilty see Payment of Fringe Benefits below
  - Impact of One Year Off 
  - Payment of Fringe Benefits (EDBC09008E Revised 6/2015).pdf   SNET Version
        (2009-14, 2004-8)
  - Summary of Benefits: FAQ Q16 
  - Who to Inform for Marriage/Birth 
Gratuity:
  - Application Form see Application Forms
  - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
  - First/Second Payments (95%/5%)
      - Government School Payment
      - When is First Payment?
      - Who Funds Payments?
  - Payment of Contract Gratuity (EDBC12004E).pdf   SNET Version
  - Non-payment Discussions: 1, 2
Increment:
  - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
  - Incrementatl Date 
      - 2007 Conversion After Revised MPS
Insurance:
  - Employee Compensation Insurance 
      - see EDB Information - School Admin: Insurance
  - Medical Allowance:
      - Application Form D see Application Forms
      - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
      - Information  Sheet
      - History of Review
      - Insurance Plans: 
          - ACE NET Life, Accident, Hospital and Critical Illness
          - ALC/Village NET International Insurance (2015)
            (Policy withdrawn in 2017 due to lack of uptake)
          - Discussion
          - PTU
      - Medical Allowance is Taxable: see Tax
      - Summary
  - Travel Insurance 
Leave (inc. sick, maternity, unpaid, terminal):
  - Application Form (Submitted by School to EDB)
  - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
  - Guidelines see EDB Information - School Administration
  - Maternity:
      - Clocking in before holiday
      - Rules
  - No-Pay Leave:
      - The Rules
      - Notification of the Granting of No-paid Leave 
  - Paternity Leave:
      - Discussions: 1, 2, 3
      - Eligibility + Adminstration (EDBC15016E).pdf (2012)
      - FAQ
  - Sick Leave:
      - Abutting Holidays or Weekends
      - Accumulation + Forfeiture:
          - see Code of Aid Appendix 10
          - see Guidelines for Granting Leave Attachment 4
      - Certificate for Less Than 2 Days
      - Govt Schools Half Day
      - Half Days Note of Attendence
      - Substitutions
      - Summary
  - Special Leave:
      - Abutting Holiday Periods
      - Retrospectively Classified as No-pay (Gov't School)
      - Summary
  - Summer Holiday 4 Weeks+ recommended: 
      - Deployment Guidelines P5, FAQ Q25
  - Terminal Leave: As of 2008, Update in 2011
  - Working on Mandatory Holiday / Rest Day: 
      - Discussions: 1, 2
       - see Living in HK - Legal - Ordinance - Employment
Liaison with the EDB/LegCo:
  - A Potted History: 1, 2
  - Information  Sheet
  - Letter to Principal Education Officer (PDT)
  - Letter to Secretary for Education
  - NET Schemes Discussion
  - Summary of Structure and Funding
Meetings in Cantonese: FAQ Q26
MPF:
  - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
  - Exemption  see Living in HK - Immigration
  - General Information inc. Fund Details see Living in HK - MPF
  - Offset Against MPF:
      - see Letter of Appointment, page 2
      - University Contracts With Same: CityU, PolyU, LinganU
NET Section see EDB Information
  - Newsletter
Ordinances see Living in HK - Legal

Passage Allowance (Flights):
  - Application Form C see Application Forms
      - Sent by Post with No Tickets Attached
  - Boarding Passes
  - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
  - Different Departure Dates for Family
  - Flights Are Taxable: see Tax
  - Infants Can Have Child Ticket: 1, 2
  - Postponement of Flight: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
      - Sample Letter 
  - Recommended Agents: 1, 2, 3
  - Summary
  - Ticket Classes (Cathay)
  - Travelling to non-home country
Paternity Leave
Performance Appraisal:
  - Appraisal of Duties (EDB08091432).doc
  - Lesson Observation.doc
  - Request Personal Data Held:
        see Living in HK - Legal - Ordinances
  - Teacher Performance Management
        see EDB Information - School Admin; Personnel Matters
  - Templates
PTU
  - Executive Committee
      - Contact Details
  - Insurance (Travel, Helper, Home, Medical, Car)
      - Medical: AXA, Blue Cross
  - PTU News Latest Articles
      - No 267: NET Scheme Questionaire.pdf
          - Response.pdf Submitted 29 Dec 
          - Summary
Qualifications Assessment:
  - Non-Local Qualifications:
      - Assessment Circular (EMBC05001e).pdf
      - Clarifications: FAQ Q9, Item 5, Items 27-31
      - Discussion
      - Direct Hire Discussion
          - Recruitment Subsidy (Explanation)
      - HKCAAVQQ Certificate
          - Renewal / Who Keeps the Cert?
  - Re-assessment after PGDE:
      - Letter Template: 1, 2, 3
      - Procedure: 1, 2, 3
      - Regional Office to which it should be sent
Recruitment:
  - Application To Join NET Scheme   SNET Version
    (Initial Recruitment to EDB's Central Candidate Pool)      
  - FAQs: 2016 (2015, 2014, 2009-13  2009-13 SNET Version)
  - First Contract Start Date
  - How Long Can You Stay in the Pool?
  - Induction Programme for New NETs (EDB): (2011, 2008)
  - Information for New NETs (EDB).pdf (2008) 
  - Number of Places Available for New NETs
  - Process: FAQ Q1, Q2
  - Schools for Non-local Children:
      - see Special Needs; Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) Students
  - Statement of Service Example (EDB).doc
  - Subsidy for schools.pdf
  - TEFL Requirement see TEFL/TESL Qualification
  - Terms and Requirements (EDB)  SNET Version  AT
  - Vacancy List:
      - 2017 (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012,
                 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)
           
Note: The EDB severely restricted its distribution policy in
                     
2013 so the list was not generally available in that year.
      - Year-on-Year Tracking
Registration:
  - see Contract: Letter to School about Appointment
  - see EDB Information - Teacher Registration
  - Difference Between Permitted/Registered: 1, 2 
Renewal see Contract - Re-appointment
Resignation
  - see Contract: Breaking Contract
  - see also Letter of Appointment
  - Information Sheet
Retention Incentive (RI):
  - Application Form see Application Forms
  - Entitlement (EDBC13002E).pdf (2006-12)  SNET Version
      - see also Letter of Appointment
  - New School Refuses RI 
  - Original Proposal For RI.pdf
  - Rejoining NET Scheme After >12 Months
  - Switching Between Aided/Government School 
Retirement:
  - Discussions: 1, 2
  - see EDB Information - Retirement
Salary:
  - Advance: Application Form see Application Forms
  - Annual Pay Adjustment: see EDB Information - Salary
  - Assessment:
      - Guide To: see EDB Information - Salary
      - International School Experience 
      - PGDE Re-assessment: see Qualifications Assessment
      - Statement of Service Requirements: FAQ Q8 
      - Teaching Experience Requirements
  - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
  - Expected Monthly Salary Table
  - LET/NET Total Salary Package Comparison
  - Pay Scales:
      - Master Pay Scale:
         - Adjusted (2015 , 2014 , 2013 , 2012, 2007)
         - Delinked (Pre 1/10/2007 only)
      - PTU Salary and Pay Scale Documents
      - Ranges for Different Grade/Ranks
  - Pay Slips:
      - Ask School if Needed: FAQ Q5
      - Required for MPF Payments: 1 2
  - Payment of Wages see Living in HK - Legal - Ordinances
  - Summaries:
      - Form Processing 
      - Funding via Salaries Grant
School Administration see EDB Information
Special Allowance (SA):
  - Adjustment Mechanism:
      - Explanation
      - History of Reviews:
          - Summary of Petitioning 
          - Summary Status:
              - 2017  (2016: 1, 2, 3, 4; 2015; 2014: 1, 2)
          - Year-on-year Data
      - Latest Data
      - Memorandum on adjustment to SA Rate:
          - 2016.pdf (2014, 2011, 2008, 2005, 2004, 1997)
          - Implementation
          - Summary:
  - Application:
      - Form B (Each New Contract) see Application Forms
      - New NETs Or Rejoining After >12 Mths
        Or Moving Between Aided/Govt School:
          - Normal Place of Residence Form A
                 see Application Forms
          - Statement that Form A is New NETs Only:
            see Contract: Notes For Applications for Payment
                - Discussion
      - Summary of Process
  - Compared to a non-taxable Housing Allowance
  - Entitlement see Letter of Appointment
      - 60 Day Max For Sick Leave  see Letter of App't Annex B
  - Information  Sheet
  - Refusal 
Tax:
  - Calculate and Submit see Living in HK - Tax
  - Codes for Fringe Benefit Payments
  - Flights Are Not Taxed (pre 2016):
      - Discussions: 1, 2, 3
      - EDB Confirmation of Non-Taxable Status: 1, 2
      - Flights Are Not Taxed (Example 11).pdf
      - How to Raise an Objection see Living in HK - Tax
  - Flights Are Taxed (2016 onwards):
      - Discussion
      - IRD Guidance
      - Summary: 1, 2 
  - Gratuity 'Related Back' May Save Tax: 1, 2
  - Medical Allowance is Taxed 
  - Payment Before Leaving HK
         see Application Forms - Gratuity
      - Discussion
      - Summary 
      - Things to be done By Employer/Employee
          - IR56F Notes (Form If Leaving <= 1 Month) 
          - IR56G Notes (Form If Leaving > 1 Month)
TEFL/TESL Qualification
  - Apply to the NET Scheme Without it
  - EDB Authorised Courses: 1, 2, 3
  - EDB Course Guidelines:
      - Original Circular (EMBC03012E).pdf
      - Latest Website Version.pdf
  - Requirement see Letter of Appointment
Termination:
  - Procedure see Letter of Appointment
Typhoons:
  - Indicators For T8 Being Raised
  - Rules and Procedures (EDBC16004E).pdf (2015, 2013, 2007)
      - Definition of Classes Suspended
      - Localised Heavy Rain Warning
      - For Parents
  - School Closure Announcements:
      - EDB Alert (When announcement made)
      - EDB Website (Check red ticker at top)
      - Government Press Releases
  - Tracking  see Living in HK - Weather
  - Weather Info For Schools
Vacancy List see Recruitment
Visas:
  - China Visas see Living in HK - Visas
      - Discussion
      - F Visa Needed for School Trips
          - Visa Definitions: 1, 2, 3
      - NET Section Advice: 1, 2 
  - Immigration Info see Living in HK - Immigration
  - Work Visa
      - Change of Address (ROP18A)
      - Expiring Passport 
      - New School:
          - Advice from EDB
          - Application Form ID990A
          - Application Procedures for NETs (EDB)
          - Documents When Changing Schools
          - Procedure for Extension at Same Time: 1, 2
          - Summary
      - Renewal at Same School:
          - Application Form ID91 (extension)
          - Advice from EDB
          - Book Appointment Online
          - Example Letters From Principal:
              - Contract Renewal.doc
              - Mid Contract.doc
      - Requirement: see Letter of Appointment
      - Queue  at Office
Work Outside School:
  - Info for NETs (Section 8).pdf
  - Restriction see Letter of Appointment

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Who
Completes
the Form
Who the
School
Sends
It To
New NETs /
Rejoining
After More
Than 12 Mths
Mid Contract
/ Annually
New Contract
(Renewed /
Change of
School)
New Contract
(Changed From
Aided to Govt
or Vice Versa)
End of
Contract
Leaving
NET
Scheme
Advance of Salary
 - Fringe Benefits FORM E
NET +
School
NET
Admin
Yes - - - - -
Appointment of Teaching Staff.pdf   SNET Version
(Informs EDB so that Salary is Paid)
NET +
School
Funds
Section
Yes No Yes Yes - -
Baggage Reimbursement
 - Fringe Benefits FORM C
NET +
School
NET
Admin
Yes - No No No Yes
Certificate of No Criminal Conviction NET - Yes No No No - -
EDB Support to Find New School if Not Renewed
 - Appointment/Re-appointment Memo Form B
   SNET Version
NET NET
Admin
- - - - Yes
[In May]
-
Gratuity.pdf   SNET Version
(At Least 4 Weeks Before Last Week of School Year)
  (2011, 2010, 2009, 2006-8)
School Funds
Section
- - - - Yes Yes
Medical Insurance Reimbursement
 - Fringe Benefits FORM D
NET +
School
NET
Admin
Yes Yes Yes Yes - -
Passage (Flight) Reimbursement
 - Fringe Benefits FORM C
NET +
School
NET
Admin
Yes - Yes Yes Yes Yes
Retention Incentive.pdf   SNETs Use Same Version
  (2006-12)
NET +
School
NET
Admin
No Yes Yes Yes - -
Sexual Conviction Record Check
(Not Mandatory)
(School Decision Whether it is Needed)
NET - Yes No Yes Yes - -
Special Allowance
 - Fringe Benefits FORM B
NET +
School
NET
Admin
Yes No Yes Yes - -
Special Allowance Declaration on Normal
Place of Residence
 - Fringe Benefits FORM A
NET +
School
NET
Admin
Yes No No Yes - -
Teacher's X-Ray
 - EDB Form EDB40
NET - Yes No No Yes - -
Work Visa NET - Yes - Yes Yes - -

    Who to Contact: For special allowance, passage, baggage and medical allowances NETs should contact the NET Admin Team.
                            For gratuity and salary, the REO should be contacted.
                            Where gratuity payment procedures are not being followed, the NET Admin Team can be contacted for support.
    EDB Notes: Notes for Applications for Payment of Gratuity, Fringe Benefits and RI.pdf

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