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Category Archives: State Schools

Clarification regarding public holidays falling during a weekend

April 20, 2021 at 1:43 pm

Clarification regarding public holidays falling during a weekend

Following a number of queries from members, the following is intended as a clarification regarding the issue of public holidays falling during a weekend, particularly in relation to state schools. Church and independent schools might have different arrangements in place, always allowing for these holidays to be taken at different dates within the school calendar. […]

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Clarification on the way forward from Monday 12th April

April 9, 2021 at 3:49 pm

Clarification on the way forward from Monday 12th April

Following queries from various members, the MUT would like to confirm the following: – all educators restarting their work at school physically shall revert to the same system and measures adopted before their respective school went online; – all educators working online (including Middle and Secondary schools before restarting from school physically) shall continue with […]

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Extension of LOs inputting deadline

March 24, 2021 at 5:04 pm

Extension of LOs inputting deadline

Following feedback received from members, the MUT has requested DLAP to extend the reporting of LOs in State schools. Inputting deadline has now shifted to the end of April with schools then publishing this information on 10th May. The MUT will continue to monitor the situation closely.

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Trade dispute and directive on MATSEC VET deadlines

March 23, 2021 at 3:58 pm

Trade dispute and directive on MATSEC VET deadlines

The MUT has declared a trade dispute with the Ministry for Education regarding the directions by MATSEC to schools, particularly the deadlines on VET submissions and the increasing expectations on educators. Despite attempts to have the deadline shifted and due consideration given to educators and schools, MATSEC forged ahead with its expectations at the detriment […]

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Directive to all educators on MATSEC VET material

March 17, 2021 at 4:57 pm

Directive to all educators on MATSEC VET material

The MUT is directing all educators to refrain from scanning or copying VET material to be provided through digital means to MATSEC. This is clearly beyond the duties of educators. The requested students’ work needs to be made available at their respective schools. MATSEC has also agreed with more flexibility regarding the deadline for VET […]

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More specific guidance for KGEs issued

March 17, 2021 at 11:56 am

More specific guidance for KGEs issued

Following a number of meetings with the Directorates within the Ministry for Education, more practical guidelines for Kindergarten have been issued to be implemented while schools are working online. Please refer to the relevant document entitled “Guidelines for Kindergarten for the duration of online sessions in March 2021” issued by the Directorate for Learning and […]

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Clarifications for educators on guidelines related to online teaching

March 16, 2021 at 12:44 pm

Clarifications for educators on guidelines related to online teaching

The MUT has been following all matters related to the return to online teaching due to the pandemic. The union understands that there are many different realities being faced and is making sure that everything is taken into account in the feedback provided to employers. The following are some clarifications on issues currently being faced […]

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Number of students in class and replacements – clarification

March 12, 2021 at 4:37 pm

Number of students in class and replacements – clarification

The MUT is clarifying that KGEs and Teachers shall only teach their respective students and the number of students in class cannot exceed the stipulated number as per agreements in place. The union agreed with the Ministry that the structure of replacements adopted when schools were open shall not be applicable for online teaching and […]

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Sixth forms guidelines

March 12, 2021 at 3:51 pm

Sixth forms guidelines

The MUT is clarifying that the timetable model adopted in secondary schools, as communicated in the respective guidelines document agreed upon with the Ministry for Education, shall guide post-secondary schools. The reduction in the lesson time including break times between lessons is the model which is to be implemented also in post-secondary schools. The union […]

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