Conditions for Promotion and Acting Appointments
1. All promotions are subject to the approval of the Director and following common conditions as appropriate : -
(a) With the exception of the ranks of Laboratory Technician III and II which have a combined establishment, a vacancy must exist in the higher rank to which a candidate is recommended for promotion.
(b) The candidate must be recommended by the Principal with the agreement of the School Management Committee.
(c) The candidate must be satisfactorily reported upon or assessed by relevant sections of the Education Department.
(d) The candidate must have undertaken training(s) specified by or acceptable to the Director.
(e) Nominations for promotion must be submitted six months before proposed effective dates to ensure sufficient time to arrange for inspections of the nominated teachers. Late submissions will not be considered unless there are very special reasons and in no case will any nominations be approved retrospectively for salaries grant purpose.
Conditions for Promotion of Teaching Staff
2. The conditions for promotions of teachers to the next higher rank are contained in the guides to appointments in Attachments C, D, E, G, H and I of Appendix 15.
Conditions for Promotion of Certificated Master/Mistress (Workshop Teacher) to Assistant Master/Mistress (Workshop Teacher)
3. The conditions for promotion of a Certificated Master/Mistresses (Workshop Teacher) to Assistant Master/Mistresses (Workshop Teacher) are contained in Attachment J of Appendix 15. It should be noted, however, that posts of Assistant Master/Mistress (Workshop Teacher) will only be established in secondary schools with four or more workshops each designed to accommodate 40 pupils.
Laboratory Technician III to Laboratory Technician II
4. Laboratory Technicians III will be eligible for consideration for promotion to Laboratory Technician II on having :
(i) completed three years' continuous and satisfactory service in a laboratory technician post in a government or aided secondary school or, since 1 September 1990, in a caput or assisted private school or a bought-place school bound by contract, of which the last six months must be in the nominating aided secondary school;
(ii) served for one year on the third point of the salary scale;
(iii) obtained an approved Laboratory Technician Certificate or an equivalent qualification; and
(iv) obtained a valid and approved First Aid Certificate, if the Certificate in (iii) above does not contain first aid training as one of its course components.
Laboratory Technician II to Laboratory I
5. Laboratory Technicians II will be eligible for consideration for promotion to Laboratory Technician I provided that they have at least five years of satisfactory service as Laboratory Technician II. It should be noted, however, that posts of Laboratory Technician I will only be established in secondary schools with four or more laboratories.
6. In conjunction with paragraph 2 of Appendix 4, full-time Graduate Masters/Mistresses may be recommended for appointment to vacant promotion grade posts in the rank of Senior Graduate Master/Mistress on an acting basis ad the following rules will apply to all acting appointments :
(a) The periods of acting will normally be for one year, or until the teacher becomes fully qualified, whichever is the longer;
(b) Before the end of an acting period, the teacher should normally be recommended either for substantive promotion to the higher post or for reversion to his former post;
(c) Shorter periods of acting (not less than six months) and longer periods of acting (not more than two years) may be recommended, where there are good reasons for doing so, and will be considered. However, extensions of acting beyond two years will not normally be approved unless there are very special circumstances to warrant such an extension (for example, that the teacher is still not fully qualified).