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Overpopulation at MCAST Institute of Art & Design; Parking Issue at Tarġa Gap

October 9, 2015 at 3:45 pm

Overpopulation at MCAST Institute of Art & Design; Parking Issue at Tarġa Gap

The MUT wrote to the MCAST President after various members at the Institute of Art & Design have expressed their concerns about the amount of students to be attending this institute this scholastic year. It appears that the institute already has almost 1000 students and the applications are still open. With space being very limited, […]

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Directive reminder: Guidance Teachers not to fill in sessions templates

October 9, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Directive reminder: Guidance Teachers not to fill in sessions templates

The MUT reminds guidance teachers about the Directive by the Union not to fill templates requiring exhaustive detail of various sessions held during the scholastic year. The Union had stated that such a template is too detailed considering the amount of sessions and can also raise issues related to data protection.

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Great Siege programme to continue on a reduced schedule – Directives suspended

October 8, 2015 at 4:10 pm

Great Siege programme to continue on a reduced schedule – Directives suspended

The issue relating to art, drama and music peripatetic teachers is now concluded. Following directives issued by the Union, the DG DQSE assumed full responsibility of the Directorate’s actions and stated that he will be addressing internal issues within the DQSE and communication issues with other Directorates to avoid future similar situations. Meanwhile, the solution […]

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Directive to Complementary Teachers on in class visits

October 8, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Directive to Complementary Teachers on in class visits

The MUT wrote to the DG DES and DG DQSE after it received a number of complaints from complementary teachers that they received instructions from the Literacy Agency to perform duties which are not commensurate with their role. At the same time the Union received a number of complaints from class teachers who cannot perform […]

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Changes planned for Stella Maris College

October 8, 2015 at 3:45 pm

Changes planned for Stella Maris College

The MUT today met the Provincial of De La Salle Brothers, who run Stella Maris College, to discuss the situations mentioned by the Union in the past weeks related to recruitment at the school. During the meeting Brother Provincial Martin Borg FSC explained that a series of reforms are being planned for the school to […]

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Typed IEP not a requirement

October 8, 2015 at 3:35 pm

Typed IEP not a requirement

The MUT wrote to the Director at DSS after members reported that they were requested to produce a typed version of the IEP. The Union stated that this is the first time such instructions have been issued as it is understood that LSAs do not have access to a laptop to carry out such work. […]

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Clarification on Prince’s Trust XL Programme

October 8, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Clarification on Prince’s Trust XL Programme

The Union held a meeting yesterday with the Minister for Education and Employment, the Permanent Secretary, the DG DES, the Director for HRD and a representative from the Prince’s Trust from the UK. From the meeting it emerged that there appears to be a gross misunderstanding in a number of schools about who is to […]

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