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Category Archives: State Schools

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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Kindergarten and early years guidelines

March 12, 2021 at 3:47 pm

Kindergarten and early years guidelines

The MUT is clarifying that Teachers and KGEs of early years are to take a flexible approach regarding online teaching/activities as agreed upon in the guidelines documents issued by the Ministry. The MUT is now discussing the specific practices for early years with the Ministry for Education. KGEs and Teachers of early years shall use […]

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Aġġornament dwar tagħlim online

March 12, 2021 at 11:19 am

Aġġornament dwar tagħlim online

L-edukaturi, gradi tekniċi u l-gradi tal-istudent support services ser ikunu qegħdin jaħdmu remotely mid-djar minn nhar it-Tnejn li ġej sat-30 ta’ Marzu. L-MUT għadha kemm iffinalizzat id-dettalji dwar kif se jsir it-tagħlim online u dawn ser jitħabbru dalwaqt.

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Request to include student teachers with educators and school personnel

March 8, 2021 at 3:27 pm

Request to include student teachers with educators and school personnel

The MUT has communicated with the Superintendence of Public Health to request that the process to vaccinate students who currently are, or shall be, following teaching practices or practice placements in schools is given priority. This is being requested so that these students are included with educators and school personnel who are currently taking vaccinations.

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