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Resources, links and ideas for PNETs in Hong Kong.
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Access to Information Application
Admission:
  - Primary: Discussion
  - Secondary:
      - Allocation System (SSPA)
      - Discussion
      - PS1 (Pre-Secondary Attainment Test)
          - Example Papers
Bookworks
Budget: 2015
    (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006)

Central Resources Centre
Circular Search
Class Sizes:
  - Enrollment Cap (Max Size)
Code of Aid:
  - Guidelines and Forms
  - PDF Versions
  - Primary
  - Secondary
  - Special: Vol 1, Vol 2
Committee on Home-School Co-operation
Committee on Professional Development
of Teachers and Principals (COTAP):
  - 50 Hours of PD Each Year
  - Documents on Teacher PD
      - Induction Summary for New Principals
  - Masters Scholarship for Ts
  - Website
Contacts see EDB Contacts
Council on Professional Conduct (CPC) in Ed'n
  - 2017 Revision Consultation 
  - Code for the Education Profession
    (Code of Conduct)
  - Elections 
  - Misconduct Handling
Curriculum Development
  - CDI Seed Projects
      - List of Projects
      - TEL.com: .doc, .ppt
  - Curriculum Guides:
      - Basic Education
      - English Language (ELCG)
      - Ongoing Renewal (2017) 
      - Other
      - Special Needs
  - Learning and Teaching Resources:
      - HKEDCity One-stop Portal 
          - ETV Resources
          - PEER - We Love HK
      - Overview 
  - Learning to Learn; The Way Forward
  - Reference Materials
  - School-based in Primary Schools
Debating Competition
Diploma Yi Jin Programme ($1Billion)
Direct Subsidy Scheme
  - Audit Commission Governance and
      Admin of DSS Schools
  - Fees List
  - The policy of DSS schools in Hong Kong
Education Commission Reports
  - No. 5, Jun 1992, Teaching Profession
  - No. 6, Mar 1996, Language Proficiency
  - No. 7, Sep 1997, Quality School Education
Education System:
  - 3 3 4 Structure
  - New Academic Structure Handbook
  - Overview
  - Rankings:
      - EF English Proficiency Index
          - HK Ranking
          - Online Test
          - Reports
          - Technical Background Report
      - PISA:
          - 2012 Student Performance
              - CUHK Analysis
              - EDB Press Release
              - OECD Analysis
              - Sampling, Measurement Error
          - 2015 Student Performance
              - Country Reports
              - Results in Focus
              - Sampling and Numbers
          - Rankings are Road to Ruin
e-Services Portal:
  - Annual Update Memo 2016
  - eservices.edb.gov.hk
Equal Opportunities (EMBC03033E).pdf
Extension Beyond 60:
  - see NET Scheme Info - Contract Related
  - Teachers in Aided Schools (EDBCM16166E).pdf
        (2015)
External School Review (ESR)
Finance:
  - Annual Expenditure on Primary Ed
  - Expenditure on Education (2013)
Forms
Gifted Education
Information Technology
  - Composite Information Technology Grant
  - Fourth Strategy on IT in Education (2014):
      - Full Strategy Document
      - Wifi + e-Learning One-off Grants:
          - e-Learning OICG Grant (2017-19)
          - EDB Explanatory Memo 28/2105
          - LegCo Proposal
          - WiFi Grant (WiFi-900)
              - Expression of Interest Form for
                Schools to Join (scroll to bottom)
  - One-off STEM Grant (2016-18)
  - Summary of Available Grants
Kindergarten:
  - Salary Structure From 2016
LegCo Panel on Education
    (2012-16, 2008-12, 2004-8, 2000-4, 1998-2000, 1997-98)

  - Agendas and Minutes (2012-16)
      - List of Outstanding Items; Discussion
  - Members (2012-16)
      - Contact Details
  - NET Schemes Discussion
      - From Council Meetings
      - From Finance Committee
      - Full LegCo Index
      - Qs to Finance Committee on Expenditure:
        2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012,
        2010, 2011, 2009, 2008
  - NET Scheme Survey (Nov 2014)
  - Papers
    (2012-16, 2008-12, 2004-8, 2000-4, 1998-2000, 1997-98)
      - NET Scheme Papers
            (2012-16, 2008-12, 2004-8, 2000-4)
  - Scholarship for Excellence Scheme
Language Proficiency Requirement (LPR):
  - Certificate of Merit
  - Details
  - Exemption:
      - Details
      - Local Qualifications for Exemption
      - NET Scheme: See LPAT and Policy Below
  - LPAT (Language Proficiency Assm't for Ts):
      - 2015 Entry (EDBCM118/2014)
            
(NET Scheme exemption is section 3)
      - 2017 Entry (EDBCM124/2016)
      - Classroom Language Assessment
      - Details
      - Deployment Requirements (EDBCM14099E).pdf
            
(Non-NET Scheme NETs must do it is section 6)
  - Original Proposal see Ed'n Comm'n Report No. 6
  - Policy (EDBCM104/2016).pdf (2009)
       (NET Scheme exemption is section 6)
Moral and National Education
NET Schemes
NET Section
Ordinances see Living in HK - Legal
Photocopying:
  - Guidelines
  - Shared License
Prevention of Double Benefits.pdf
QEF:
  - Cyber Resources Centre
  - Priority Themes 2017/18 (2016)
  - Project Info By Year inc. $
  - Project List 2000-2010.pdf
  - Project Search

Recruitment
Resource Centre
Retirement:
  - Civil Service Guidelines
  - EDB to Adopt 65 Retirement Age
Qualifications Assessment:
  - see NET Scheme Information
Salary:
  - Civil Service Benefits
      - Education Allowances
      - Fringe Benefits
      - Pay Policy
  - Civil Service Pay Adjustment:
      - Mechanism Explanation
      - Year-on-year Data
  - Guide to Salary Assessment
  - Pay Scales:
      - Grade Management
      - MPS
      - Directorate
School Administration
School Information:
  - Figures & Statistics
      - Number of Students
  - Number Of Schools
  - Profiles & Search
      - Primary Schools; By Area
      - Rankings (by Book Of School)
      - Secondary Schools; Bands
      - Special Schools
   - School Lists
SCOLAR
  - English Alliance
  - English Enhancement Grant (EEG)
  - Promoting Effective English Grant (PEEG)
      - Details
      - Discussion: 1, 2
  - Original Proposal see Ed'n Comm'n Report No. 6
  - Language Fund:
      - $5 Billion Injection (2014)
  - Projects Supported [Bottom of Page]
Small Class Teaching:
  - Original Policy Outline (EDBC08019E).pdf
  - Outline Paper for Legco (2008).pdf
Special Education Resource Centre
Subsidized Schools Provident Fund:
  - see Code of Aid Para. 63 
  - Background
  - Details and Reports
  - FAQ
  - Ordinance Rules
  - School Becomes DSS
  - Summary
Supply Teaching:
  - see Code of Aid Para. 31,32 
  - Application to Join List
  - Daily Rates (EDBCM16136E).pdf
  - Guidelines
      - Teacher Relief Grant (IMCs)
          - Discussions: 1, 2, 3
  - Registration
Teacher Registration:
  - Explanation
  - Permitted Teacher Application Form
  - Registered Teacher Application Form
  - Supply Teacher Registration
Textbooks: Information, Selection
      - see Code of Aid Appendix 1 Para, 27
Training Calendar
TSA:
  - Annual Reports on Basic Competencies
  - Assessment for Learning
  - Enhancement Measures for TSA (2014)
      - TSA Should Be Abolished (PTU).pdf
  - Past Papers
  - Promotional Videos
  - Review Part I 2015/6:
      - Committee Full Report
      - Extra Classes not Allowed
      - Guidelines on Homeowork and Tests
      - Summaries: 1, 2, 3,
      - TSA Tryout Study (P3):
          - Circular
          - Press Release
          - Report and Recommendations
  - Review Part II 2016/7:
    (BCA Tryout Study)
      - Arrangements
      - Circular 82/2016
      - Details
      - Research Study
      - Summary
Website

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Evaluation:
  - 2001 SCOLAR MENETS Report (HKIEd):
      - Evaluation Report, Technical Report
  - 2002-5 School Level Meta-Analysis.pdf (EDB)
  - 2004-6 NET Scheme (Melbourne Uni)
      - Baseline Data 2004.pdf
      - Full Report.pdf
      - Key Messages.pdf
      - Summary and Staffing
  - 2009 ENET Scheme (Melbourne Uni)
      - Full Report.pdf
  - 2014 LegCo Ed Panel NET Scheme Survey
      - Results
          - Response (Section V-VII)
      - Survey: Primary, Secondary
  - 2015 NET Scheme (Azusa Pacific Uni)
      - Data Collection
          - Case Study Questions
          - LET/NET Survey
          - Survey Instructions
      - Discussion
      - Submission by the HKPNETs Forum
          - Addendum
      - Summary Information
      - Terms of Reference
  - 2016 ENET Scheme (Azusa Pacific Uni)
      - Terms of Reference
Forms:
  - EDB Website Library
  - Listed By Content
History of Funding and Structure
In Special Schools
Liaison: NET Schemes Discussion

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Advisory Teaching Team (ATT)
  - 2009 Self Evaluation.pdf
  - ATT at Work
  - Recruitment:
      - AT Pool
      - Terms and Requirements:
          - 2017 (2015)   RNC Version
  - Role of ATs:
      - Advisory Support Plan (ASP)
      - School Autonomy
      - School Support Team
      - Summary
  - Seconded LETs 
Areas of Work:
  - Centralised Professional Development
  - Initiatives: 2017, 2016, 2015
      - e-Platform:
          - Objective and Cost
          - Summary
  - Summary of Major Areas
  - Teaching Resources:
      - Primary:
          - Literacy Programmes
              - IELP (CECES, 2000)
              - PLPR (2004)
              - PLPR-W (2007)
          - One-stop Portal Resource Packages:
              - A Festival of Poems (KS1)
              - Biographies of Famous People (KS2)
              - Giving Back (KS2)
              - The Big Buddy (KS2) [No Link]
              - The Giant Carrot (KS1)
              - The Terrific Chef (KS1)
          - Resource Packages
      - Secondary:
          - NETworking and Shorts
  - Videos:
      - Success Stories of the NET Scheme
      - Teaching English in HK
      - Ten Years of the NET Scheme
Evaluation:
  - NET Section School Survey:
    (EDB/Baptist Uni)
      - 2016/17 (2015/16, 2014/15, 2013/14, 2012/13)
      - No results published
  - PLPRW 2013 Self-Evaluation
  - Reports on ATT Collaboration and Support
Job Definitions:
  - Advisory Teacher
  - e-Learning Project Manager
  - Literacy Programe Consultant
  - Project Manager (Puppetry in English)
  - Regional Net Coordinator
  - Senior Curriculum Officer
Two NETs Per School
  - Initial Pilot Investigation
  - Statement to LegCo
  - Updates: Nov 2016, May 2017
Newsletter
Objectives
Regional NET Coordinating Team (RNCT)
  - Support Options
Website

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50 Hours of PD Each Year
Calendar:
  - Guidelines
  - Number of Days
  - Weekend Days Included
Checklist on Common Issues
Cooking:
  - see Code of Aid Appendix 1 Para. 8
Contracts: Permanent vs Annual
Crisis Management inc. Suicide
  - Suicides:
      - Prevention of Suicides Report 2016
          - Commitee Members (Annex 2)
          - Discussion
          - Follow-up Progress
Energy Saving Measures 
External School Review 
Grants:
  - see Code of Aid Section II
  - Annual Book Grant
      - Cancelled in 2016
  - Composite Furniture and Equipment Grant
      - see Code of Aid Para. 37
  - Information on Subsidy
  - Non-Recurrent and Capital Grants
      - see Code of Aid Para. 39
  - Operating Expenses Block Grant
      - see Code of Aid Para. 36
  - Revised Rates (2016)
  - Salaries Grant:
      - see Code of Aid Para. 19
      - Staff Establishment:
          - Number of Teacher Positions at each Rank
          - History
          - Ratio of Graduate Posts (2015).pdf
Guidelines for Granting Leave
Handlind Emergency Situations
IMC:
  - Constitution (SMC Version)
  - Establishment and Operation.pdf
  - Register of IMC Members
  - Summary
Insurance and Safety
  - see Code of Aid Para. 42
  - Block Insurance:
      - Explanatory Notes
      - Summary
  - Employee Compensation
Personnel Matters
  - Acting Appointments: see Code of Aid Para. 61
  - Code Of Conduct  see Council on Prof'l Conduct
  - Disciplinary Action (SAG)
      - see Code of Aid Appendix 8
      - Discussion
      - Summary of Guidelines
  - Guidelines for Handling Complaints
  - LET Letter of Appointment
  - Misconduct Handling Procedures:
      - see Council on Prof'l Conduct
  - Optimising Manpower Resources
  - Personal Data  
      - Code of Practice
      - Compliance Guide
  - Probation:   see Code of Aid Appendix 7
  - Redundant Teachers (2017).pdf
  - Sexual Harrassment
  - Teacher Performance Management
Purchasing:
  - Procurement Procedures
  - Quotations: 1, 2
Religious Observation Rules:
  - see Code of Aid Appendix 1 Para. 19,20
School Administration Guide (SAG)
  - Disciplinary Action
School Transport Guidelines
Self-Evaluation
  - Discussion
  - Key Performance Measures
      - An Explanation
Staff Injured on Duty
Weight of School Bags

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Chiang Lai-wan, Annie Panel Chair, DAB Vice-chair DAB: Policies chianglaiwan@gmail.com Website, Who's Who,
Facebook
Ip Kin-yuen
- Ben Lam
Deputy Panel Chair, PTU Vice-chair
- Personal Assistant
- ikyoffice@hkptu.org
-
lamsiupan@hkptu.org
Website, Published Articles
Who's Who,
YouTube
Facebook
Angel Wong
(Mr Kwong)
Clerk to the Panel - panel_e@legco.gov.hk -
Albert Ho Chun Yan Panel Member, DP Member Democratic Party: Policies hotsewai@netvigator.com,
ahocy@dphk.org
Website, Who's Who
Facebook
Helena Wong Pik Wan Panel Member, DP Member Democratic Party: Policies helenawong_klw@dphk.org,
helenawonghk@gmail.com
Website, Who's Who
Emily Lau Wai Hing Ex-panel Member, Chair DP Democratic Party: Policies elau@dphk.org Website, Who's Who
Ray Chan Chi-chuen Panel Member People Power slowbeat@gmail.com Website, Who's Who
Claudia Mo LegCo Member (attending
Panel Mtg), CP member
Civic Party: Policies contact@msmo.hk Website, Who's Who,
YouTube
Dennis Kwok Panel Member, CP member Civic Party: Policies dennis@denniskwok.hk Website, Who's Who,
Facebook
Audrey Eu Yuet-mee Ex-panel Member, CP Chair,
Ex-LegCo Member
Civic Party: Policies contact@civicparty.hk, audreyeu@audreyeu.hk,
www.audreyeu.hk/connect-me
Website, Who's Who
Cyd Ho Sau Lan Panel Member, LP Deputy Chair Labour Party: Policies cyd4hk@gmail.com, info@cydho.org.hk Website, Who's Who
Fernando Cheung Panel Member, LP Deputy Chair Labour Party: Policies info@cheungchiuhung.org.hk Website, Who's Who
Facebook
Lee Cheuk-yan
 - Tracy Lau
Ex-panel Member, LP Chair
- Councillor's Assistant
Labour Party: Policies yanlee@hkctu.org.hk
- tracy@leecheukyan.org
Website, Who's Who
Leung Yiu-chung Panel Member NWSC kwaifong@nwsc.org.hk, leungyc5@gmail.com Website, Who's Who
Michael Tien
- Icy Pun
- Isaac Lee
Panel Member, NPP Vice-chair
- Legislative Assistant
- Legislative Coordinator
NPP: Policies legco@michaeltien.hk, mt@michaeltien.hk
- icy.pun@michaeltien.hk
-
issac.lee@reginaip.hk
Website, Who's Who
Regina Ip
- Isaac Lee
Panel Member, NPP Chair
- Legislative Coordinator
NPP: Policies iplau@reginaip.hk, regina.ip@savantas.org
-
issac.lee@reginaip.hk
Website, Who's Who
Tam Yiu-chung Panel Member, DAB Chair DAB: Policies yctam@dab.org.hk Website, Who's Who
Starry Lee Panel Member, DAB Chair DAB: Policies info@starrylee.com Website, Who's Who
Facebook
Wong Kwok-hing Panel Member HKFTU khwong@ftulegco.org.hk Website, Who's Who
EDB Liasion
Eddie Ng Secretary for Education - click here Website Who's Who
NET Admin Team
Benjamin Yung

Principal Assistant Secretary
-
click here
-
NET Section
Stephen Yip
- Joe Leung

Principal Assistant Secretary
- Ch Curriculum Dev Offr
-
click here
click here
-
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Reverse Date Order Topic Initiated By/Resulting From
7 Apr 2017
Minutes inc. Follow-up
Summary:
HKPNETs Forum 1, 2
Meeting Between the HKPNETs Forum and 
  Representatives of the EDB
 - List of Items for Discussion (Cummulative Index of Items)
 - List of Follow-up Actions as of 31.05.2017 (4 Outstanding)
Previous Meeting on 13 Jul 2016
30 Sep 2016
Summary:
HKPNETs Forum 1, 2, 3
High Court Judgement - NET Schemes in ID Special Schools
 - Follow-up Confirmation of NET Schemes in ID Schools
   (With Curriculum Stipulations)
Submission to the court by Law Chi Yuen
on 4 Jan 2012 and 9 Mar 2015.
13 Jul 2016
Summary:
HKPNETs Forum
Letter to Secretary for Education from PNETs
   inc. Follow-up
 - Response from Secretary for Education
Views Expressed by members of the HKPNETs Forum
on PNET Representation and Collaboration.
8 Jul 2016
Minutes inc. Follow-up
Summary:
HKPNETs Forum 1, 2
Meeting Between the HKPNETs Forum and 
  Representatives of the EDB
 - List of Items for Discussion
 - List of Follow-up Actions (1 Outstanding)
Previous Meeting on 20 Nov 2015
14 Dec 2015
Minutes, Webcast
Summary:
HKPNETs Forum
Chinese and English Proficiency of Students
 - More than 1 NET per school, NET/EDB Communication
15 Oct 2015 by Michael Tien
- Item 17
20 Nov 2015
Minutes inc. Follow-up
Summary:
HKPNETs Forum: 1, 2, 3
Meeting Between the HKPNETs Forum and 
  Representatives of the EDB
 - List of Items for Discussion
 - List of Follow-up Actions (1 Outstanding)
Previous Meeting on 10 Jul 2015
23 Sep 2015 Essentials: English Language Teaching and Learning
  (Information Services Division Paper)
Language Use, Proficiency and Attitudes in HK
 (Social Sciences Research Centre, HKU, Aug 2015)
10 Jul 2015
Minutes
Summary: Regina Ip,
HKPNETs Forum: 1, 2
Meeting Between the HKPNETs Forum, Representatives
  of the EDB and Regina Ip
 - List of Items for Discussion
 - List of Follow-up Actions (All Completed)
16 Jun 2015 by Regina Ip
- Follow-up to previous meeting
29 Jun 2015 HK Yearbook NET Scheme Summary
 - Positive changes in classroom practice
 - Ss have a more positive attitude towards the learning of English
Annual publication
20 Jan 2015
Minutes
Summary: Regina Ip,
HKPNETs Forum
Meeting Between Regina Ip, Michael Tien and
  representatives of the HKPNETs Forum
 - Paper Prepared for Meeting inc. Follow-up
18 Dec 2014 by Regina Ip + Michael Tien
- Emailed invitation to the HKPNETs Forum
 10 Nov 2014
Minutes
Webcast (Skip to 15:00)
Transcribed Minutes
Latest Developments in NET Scheme
 - Background Brief on Issues Related to the Scheme
 - Questions about cost, NET salary, effectiveness,
    2 NETs per school, collaboration
- Follow-up summary of NET Scheme Questionnaire (19 Nov)
- Response From the HKPNETs Forum (8 Dec); Reference List

  - Addendum (12 Dec) 
- EDB Follow Up To Meeting - NET Nationality (8 Jan)
8 Nov 2013 by Ip Kin-yuen
- Item 17 Discuss NET Scheme
09 Jul 2013
Minutes, Webcast
NET Scheme Latest Developments and Evaluation
 - Deployment, High Turnover, Report on Current Cost
20 Feb 2012 by Regina Ip
- Item 10 Discuss NET Scheme
Aug 2009 Information Paper Published (No Panel Discussion)
- No change to remuneration package
- Nesta had agreed to all SA reviews conducted by EDB
Jul 2008 by Nesta B&W
- Item 3 remuneration package review and stricter
  qualifications requirement resulting from this letter
16 Apr 2007
Minutes
Review of NET Scheme
- Retention, Deployment, Evaluation; One-NET-Per-School
- Background Brief on the Scheme
- Nesta submission: Accredited teaching qualification for all
  recruits; SA, Medical, Baggage increase; Education Allowance
- Submissions in support of scheme and 5-year contracts, 2 NETs
  per school, Induction for new NETS, cash allowance instead of NET:
    - Ass'n of Head Teachers and HK Council of CCC,
      Grant Schools Council, PTU, Tuen Mun Primary Heads Ass'n,
      Ass'n of Secondary Heads in Tsuen Wan, Kwai Chung, Tsing Yi
22 Mar 2007
(a letter from Craig Boswell and Lee Weston about SA
triggered a full review of the NET Scheme policy
24 Oct 2005
Minutes
Recruitment + Retention
- Introduce RI, Deployment
- Background Brief on the Scheme
- Submission from Nesta
- Finance Committee Approved
11 Jul 2005
11 Jul 2005
Minutes
Cost-effectiveness + Retention
- Background Brief on the Scheme
3 Jun 2005
- Nesta SA&G Submission: 1, 2, 3
10 Jan 2005
Minutes
Progress Review 17 Nov 2003
17 Nov 2003
Minutes
SA Adjustment Mechanism 17 Oct 2003
16 Dec 2002
Minutes
Recruitment 21 Jan 2002
21 Jan 2002
Minutes
PNET Proposal - Finance Committee Discussion (Page 7)
SNET Review - EDB Liaison Officer (Page 5), MENETS Study
19 Nov 2001
Minutes (Page 8)
Response to Policy Address
- Timetable for introducing new PNET Scheme
10 Oct 2001 (Item 48)
- Chief Executive Policy Address
17 Oct 1997
Minutes
SNET Scheme Proposal
- Recruitment, Remuneration Package, Curriculum Enhancement
-
Approved by Finance Committee
9 Oct 1997
Minutes
Response to Policy Address
- Recruitment criteria for SNET Scheme
8 Oct 1997 (Item 86)
- Chief Executive Policy Address
Mar 1996 Education Commission Report No. 6, Item 10
- Recommended establishment of NET Scheme

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Date Question Reply
17 May 2017 LCQ11: Review of NET Scheme
by Michael Tien
- 2 NETs Per School Study, Attrition, Review Remuneration Package
- Summary Analysis of EDB response
Press Release
25 Nov 2015 LCQ4: English proficiency of Hong Kong people
by Starry Lee
- Evaluation, More than 1 NET
Press Release
10 Dec 2014 LCQ4: Implementation of the NET Scheme in Primary Schools
by Michael Tien
- Effectiveness, More than 1 NET, Teaching P1 Only, Numbers Leaving Mid-contract
- Further Information on LCQ4
Press Release
12 Dec 2012 LCQ8: Strengthening Teaching of English at School
by Martin Liao
- Evaluation of NET Scheme, Number of NETs
Press Release
08 Feb 2012 LCQ14: Shortage of International School Places for NCS
by Abrham Shek
- Schooling needs of NET children, Impact on recruitment
LCQ15: Curriculum For Special Schools
by Tanya Chan
- Intellectual disability schools not in NET Scheme,
  Number of special schools with NETs, Special school NETs training
Press Release


Press Release
07 Dec 2011 LCQ10: Education Support for Children of NETs
by Tanya Chan
- Number of NETs with children, Difficulties in Finding Schools,
  Support for NETs, Impact on Recruitment
Press Release
06 Jul 2011 LCQ19: NET Schemes s in Primary and Secondary Schools
by Audrey Eu
- Number of NETs & Vacancies, Wastage, Qualifications,
  Numbers employed under each category of employment
Press Release
01 Nov 2006 LCQ17: English language education in primary schools
by Emily Lau
- Difference in Pay Between Primary and Secondary,
  Recruiting More Primary Teachers
Press Release
10 Dec 2003 LCQ15: NETs for primary and secondary schools
by Abraham Shek
- NET Shortcomings, Cost of 150 new PNETs, Review of Scheme,
  Divert Resources to LET training Instead
Press Release
09 Oct 2002 LCQ12: Provision of NETs and ELTAs
by Ho Chung-tai
- Difference in job duties, Number Employed, More Resources
Press Release
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Examination of Estimates of Expenditure

Year Question Reply
2017-18 Q5570 By Fernando Cheung
- Consultancy Project Costs and Objectives
  (2015 NET Evaluation Study to be published 2016/17
   ENET Scheme Evaluation Study In Progress)
EDB402:
Pri, Sec
Q5482 By Fernando Cheung
- NET Section Costs and Major Project Areas
  (ePlatform $150k, BU Survey $98k annually)
EDB386
Q5626 By Fernando Cheung
- No. NETs in Special Schools=19
EDB412
Q3663 By Ip Kin-yuen
- NET Schemes Cost
EDB544
2016-17 Q2137 By Cyd Ho
- Consultancy Project Costs and Objectives
  (2015 NET/2016 ENET Scheme Evaluation Studies)
EDB045:
Pri, Sec
Q2805 By Regina Ip
- NET Scheme Cost, Objective
EDB089
Q2099 By Claudi MO
- NET Schemes cost, cost breakdown
EDB111
Q2839 By Christopher Cheung
- Number of PNETs, More NET Scheme Resources
EDB159
2015-16 Q2404 By Claudi MO
- NET Schemes cost, cost breakdown
- Public Opinion Survey, purpose
EDB165
Q1483 By Michael Tien
- Number of PNETs and cost 2012-2015
EDB190
Q4568 By Ip Kin-yuen
- NET Schemes cost 2010-16
EDB467
Q4185 By Abrahan Shek
- Collaboration, Attrition Rates
  (Deployment Guide Purpose)
EDB511
2014-15 Q2017 By Regina Ip
- Cost and recruitment
EDB109
Q2571 By Abraham Shek
- Number of NETs 2009-14
- Effectiveness
EDB198
2013-14 Q1469 By Regina Ip
- Cost and numbers
EDB117
Q1587 By Abraham Shek
- Numbers, attrition rate, reason for leaving
EDB238
Q1769 By Claudia Mo
- Deployment, co-teaching, collaboration
- Evaluation Findings
EDB214
Q1806 By Michael Tien
- NET Scheme numbers, deployment, hours
EDB258
Q3479 By Tommy Sheung
- Cost, numbers, non-renewal numbers
EDB417
2012-13 Q2105 By Cyd Ho
- Consultancy Project Costs and Objectives
  (ENET Scheme 2009 Evaluation Study)
EDB129
Q0207 By Tommy Cheung
- Cost, numbers, non-renewal numbers 2009-2011
EDB088
2011-12 Q1249 By Tommy Cheung
- Cost, numbers, non-renewal numbers 2008-2010
EDB009
2010-11 Q0462 By Cyd Ho
- Consultancy Project Costs and Objectives
  (NET Scheme 2006 Evaluation Study)
EDB162
Q0079 By David Li
- Numbers, recruitment cost
EDB013
Q1232 By Regina Ip
- ENET Scheme numbers, cost
EDB022
Q0201 By Tommy Cheung
- Cost, numbers, non-renewal numbers 2007-2009
EDB057
Note: Previous questions that have been superceded by a later response have been omitted
e.g. Evaluation Study costs reported multiple times over multiple years.

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Primary 2016 (2015) Secondary 2015
Aided 421 (421) 76% 357 75%
Government 34 (34) 6% 30 6%
DSS 21 (21) 4% 60 13%
Private 32 (36) 6% 0 0%
Caput - - 2 .004%
International 43 8% 29 6%
551 478
Number of NETs: 455 (453)
(2 schools too small)
403
Sources: CHSC Primary, EDB Primary, CHSC Secondary, EDB Secondary, LegCo Education Panel

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Number of Teacher Positions at Each Rank (Mandated by EDB i.e. Funded by Salaries Grant)
Core Ranks Additional Teachers
No. of
Classes
Principal
HMI,
HMII,
SPSM
Deputy
Principal
SPSM
Senior
Teachers
SPSM,
PSM,
AM
Class
Teachers
APSM,
CM
Total Student
Guidance
Teacher
PSM
AM
Librarian
CM
Senior
Teacher
of English
1 APSM/CM
Upgraded
to PSM/AM
Specialised
Teacher
in English/
Chinese/
Maths
CM
Curriculum
Leader
PSM,
APSM
EDB NET
Scheme
NET
APSM,
CM
Overall
Total
1 1 SPSM 0 0 0.5 1.5 0 0 - 0.1 0 0 1.6
2 1 SPSM 0 0 2 3 0 0 - 0.2 0 0 3.2
3 1 SPSM 0 1 3 5 0 1 - 0.3 0 0 6.3
4 1 SPSM 0 1 4 6 0 1 - 0.4 0 0 7.4
5 1 SPSM 0 1 5 7 0 1 - 0.5 0 0 8.5
6 1 SPSM 0 2 7 10 0.5 1 Yes 0.6 1 APSM 1 13.1
7 1 SPSM 0 2 8 11 0.5 1 Yes 0.7 1 APSM 1 14.2
8 1 SPSM 0 2 10 13 0.5 1 Yes 0.8 1 APSM 1 16.3
9 1 SPSM 0 3 10 14 0.5 1 Yes 0.9 1 APSM 1 17.4
10 1 SPSM 0 3 11 15 0.5 1 Yes 1 1 APSM 1 18.5
11 1 SPSM 0 3 13 17 0.5 1 Yes 1.1 1 APSM 1 20.6
12 1 HMII 1 3 13 18 0.5 1 Yes 1.2 1 PSM 1 21.7
13 1 HMII 1 3 15 20 0.5 1 Yes 1.3 1 PSM 1 23.8
14 1 HMII 1 3 16 21 0.5 1 Yes 1.4 1 PSM 1 24.9
15 1 HMII 1 4 16 22 0.5 1 Yes 1.5 1 PSM 1 26
16 1 HMII 1 4 18 24 0.5 1 Yes 1.6 1 PSM 1 28.1
17 1 HMII 1 4 19 25 0.5 1 Yes 1.7 1 PSM 1 29.2
18 1 HMII 1 5 20 27 1 1 Yes 1.8 1 PSM 1 31.8
19 1 HMII 1 5 21 28 1 1 Yes 1.9 1 PSM 1 32.9
20 1 HMII 1 5 22 29 1 1 Yes 2 1 PSM 1 34
21 1 HMII 1 6 23 31 1 1 Yes 2.1 1 PSM 1 36.1
22 1 HMII 1 6 24 32 1 1 Yes 2.2 1 PSM 1 37.2
23 1 HMII 1 6 26 34 1 1 Yes 2.3 1 PSM 1 39.3
24 1 HMI 2 6 26 35 1 1 Yes 2.4 1 PSM 1 40.4
25 1 HMI 2 6 27 36 1 1 Yes 2.5 1 PSM 1 41.5
26 1 HMI 2 6 29 38 1 1 Yes 2.6 1 PSM 1 43.6
27 1 HMI 2 7 29 39 1 1 Yes 2.7 1 PSM 1 44.7
28 1 HMI 2 7 31 41 1 1 Yes 2.8 1 PSM 1 46.8
29 1 HMI 2 7 32 42 1 1 Yes 2.9 1 PSM 1 47.9
30 1 HMI 2 8 32 43 1 1 Yes 3 1 PSM 1 49
31 1 HMI 2 8 34 45 1 1 Yes 3.1 1 PSM 1 51.1
32 1 HMI 2 8 35 46 1 1 Yes 3.2 1 PSM 1 52.2
33 1 HMI 2 9 36 48 1 1 Yes 3.3 1 PSM 1 54.3
34 1 HMI 2 9 37 49 1 1 Yes 3.4 1 PSM 1 55.4
35 1 HMI 2 9 38 50 1 1 Yes 3.5 1 PSM 1 56.5
36 1 HMI 2 10 39 52 1 1 Yes 3.6 1 PSM 1 58.6

Note: The respective number of SPSM/PSM/AM and APSM/CM rank positions available is determined by
         the school's grade structure plan but is restricted by an EDB mandate that only 50% of positions
         excluding Principal and Deputy Principal can be graduate positions (APSM/PSM). This does not
         not stop graduates being employed in the non-graduate AM/CM ranks.

Source: : Code of Aid for Primary Schools (Appendix 2)

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NETs are not civil servants but are paid according to the Master Pay Scale which is subject to annual review via the Civil Servant Pay Adjustment Mechanism as follows. Year-on-year data including this year's figures are available below.

Jan-May
The Pay Survey and Research Unit conducts a Pay Trend Survey over the 12 month period 2 Apr-1 Apr using a methodology that collects data for "basic salaries and additional payments relating to cost of living, general prosperity and company performance, general changes in market rates, in scale increment and merit during the survey period" across 111 companies (156,000 employees). It uses Survey data to compile provisional 'Gross Pay Trend Indicators'.

May 15-19
These provisional Gross Pay Trend Indicators are presented to the Pay Trend Survey Committee for ratification and published on their website.

The Civil Service Bureau publishes the 'Cost of Civil Service Increments' defined as "The payroll cost of civil service increments incurred in [the previous year] expressed as as a percentage of the total civil service payroll cost of the respective salary band".

May 22-26
The provisional Gross Pay Trend Indicators are ratified by Pay Trend Survey Committee and published on their website.

The Civil Service Bureau takes the ratified Gross Pay Trend Indicators and subtracts the Cost of Civil Service Increments to calculate the 'Net Pay Trend Indicators' (as recommended by the Committee of Inquiry into the 1988 Civil Service Pay Adjustment and Related Matters (1988 Committee of Inquiry)). These are then published on their website.

May/Jun
The Chief Executive uses the Net Pay Trend Indicators alongside "five other factors" to determine the final pay adjustment to be awarded: "the state of Hong Kong's economy, the Government's fiscal position, changes in the cost of living, the staff sides' pay claims and civil service morale". The government also consults with "the four central consultative councils" and "the four major service-wide staff unions/associations".

June 4-9
The Civil Service Bureau formally announces the Offers of Civil Service Pay Adjustment (backdated to April 1 of the current year) having considered: the Pay Trend Indicators, the state of Hong Kong's economy, changes in the cost of living, the Government's fiscal position, the pay claims of the staff sides and civil service morale. After receiving responses from staff sides a final pay adjustment is submitted to the LegCo Finance Committee for legislative approval.

Third Week of June
The submitted adjustment is added to the LegCo Agenda for Finance Committee Meetings e.g. Agenda for 28 June 2016.

End of June
Depending on the number of outstanding agenda items and the level of filibustering undertaken by LegCo members, the submitted adjustment is discussed and approved by LegCo at the end of June e.g. Committee Results 28 June 2016. The authorised adjustment is then announced via Circular Memorandum to all schools together with the anticipated month of payment (usually July) e.g. 2016-17 Pay Adjustment 102/2016.


Analysis of the year-on-year data for Pay Trend Indicators shows that:
- Until 2015, the provisional Gross Pay Trend Indicators were always ratified without amendment. In 2015 an error was found in one company's submission to the Pay Trend Survey leading to a small adjustment in the ratified figures.
- Until 2015, the Net Pay Trend Indicators were always the final pay adjustment awarded regardless of any consultations/other considerations. In 2015 and 2017 the government awarded a pay rise 0.5% higher than the Net Indicators.
- May 15-19 is the important date as on that date it is possible to calculate the Net Pay Trend Indicators before they are officially released a week later.

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2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Gross Net Gross Net Gross Net Gross Net Gross Net
Lower Salary Band (MPS 0-9) 5.3 3.92 5.32 3.8 4.73 3.02 4.90 3.08 3.78 1.82
Middle Salary Band (MPS 10-33) 4.79 3.92 5.61 4.71 5.06 4.12 5.69 4.68 3.51 2.44
Upper Salary Band (MPS 34-49+) 3.38 2.55 6.91 5.96 4.46 3.46 5.28 4.19 2.53 1.38
Lower Salary Band Increase 3.92% 4.71% 4.62% 4.68% 2.94%
Middle Salary Band Increase 3.92% 4.71% 4.62% 4.68% 2.94%
Upper Salary Band Increase 2.55% 5.96% 3.96% 4.19% 1.88%
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Gross Net Gross Net Gross Net Gross Net Gross Net Gross Net
Lower Salary Band (MPS 0-9) 4.28 3.91 4.47 3.9 -0.17 -0.96 0.9 0.56 6.14 5.16 5.71 4.56
Middle Salary Band (MPS 10-33) 5.24 4.62 5.87 5.29 -1.34 -1.98 1.29 0.56 6.98 6.16 6.64 5.8
Upper Salary Band (MPS 34-49+) 5.59 4.96 6.9 6.3 -4.79 -5.38 2.2 1.6 7.9 7.24 6.01 5.26
Lower Salary Band Increase 4.62% 5.29% 0% 0.56% 6.16% 5.8%
Middle Salary Band Increase 4.62% 5.29% 0% 0.56% 6.16% 5.8%
Upper Salary Band Increase 4.96% 6.3% -5.38% 1.6% 7.24% 5.26%

Sources:
  Gross Indicators: Pay Trend Survey Committee Meeting Minutes
  Net Indicators: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  Pay Increase Awarded: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  Master Pay Scale (MPS), Annual Pay Adjustments

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