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					English Enhancement Grant
Scheme for Primary Schools
          (EEGS)




                             1
Why do we have
  EEGS?



                 2
Fine tuning of MOI


     EEGS
                     3
What    is

  Fine tuning of MOI?

  e.g. Aim? Target? When?




                            4
      Fine-tuning of MOI
Aim: increase Ss’ exposure to English and
      Ss’ use of English at junior
      secondary levels

Target: starting with F.1

When: commencing from 2010-11




                                        5
Why is
  Fine tuning of MOI
         related to
  Primary schools or
       EEGS?

                       6
Fine tuning of MOI Policy

 support measures for
   primary schools


          EEGS

                            7
 What is
         EEGS?

e.g. Aim? When? Amount? Duration?



                                    8
         Aim of EEGS


1) to strengthen the learning and
   teaching of English in primary
   school
2) to achieve sustainable effects
   after the completion of the Scheme




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             EEGS
Rounds: 3 (2010-2012)

Amount: Capped at $500,000 per school,
        (depends on school proposal)

Duration: one-off grant
        : school may expend in 1 or 2
          years

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Who is   eligible   for

         EEGS?


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     Aided,
  Government,
      DSS,
 Special schools
with primary section



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  SBCD (Pri.) Section

SWOT Analysis
(http://www.edb.gov.hk/index.aspx?
      nodeID=2864&langno=1)




                                     13
Sharing on the vetting of
   school application




                            14
           Vetting panel

Composition: representatives from the
school sector and EDB
Examines the appropriateness,
feasibility & sustainability of the
proposed implementation plan
Recommends revision, when necessary



                                        15
  3 common areas of
development adopted by
 schools applied in the
      first round




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       Areas for development
1. Facilitate the       2. Enhance        3. Create a rich
   planning,               English           English
   development &           teachers’         language
   implementation of       professional      learning
   the school-based        development       environment
  English Language
  curriculum, with
  learning, teaching
  and assessment
  as an integral part



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   5 common measures
adopted by schools applied
     in the first round




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   1. Hiring supply teachers / TA

 Release core team teachers to       NOT to reduce the workload
  develop & implement the              of teachers in general
  enhancement measures
                                      NOT to release teacher for
 No. of lessons released should       enrolling in award-bearing
  match with the time needed           courses
  for planning, developing &
  implementing the measure            NOT to hire daily-paid
                                       supply teacher to release
                                       teacher to attend stand-
                                       alone courses

                                      NOT to employ TA to take
                                       up the teaching duties of
                                       English teachers

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  2. Hiring native English speaking teacher/ ELTA


 Collaborate with local English       NOT to provide professional
  teachers to create an English         development for teachers
  language rich environment
                                       NOT to plan/ conduct the
 Support teachers in conducting        activities without the
  English Language learning and         participation of English
  teaching activities, e.g. role-       teachers
  play in class
                                       NOT to hire service for
 Teachers should monitor his/          conducting one-off
  her performance                       programmes (e.g. English
                                        Fun Day)



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  3. Hiring of consultancy to integrate e-learning
    with the English curriculum

 Should tie in with the English      NOT for subscription fee
  language curriculum
                                      NOT for drilling purposes
 Should own the platform and
  e-learning materials

 Teachers should participate
  actively in planning, adapting
  the materials etc.

 Teachers should monitor the
  progress of students’ learning
  and give timely feedback


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   4. Hiring of consultancy to integrate language
     arts with the English curriculum

 Should tie in with the English    NOT to ask the consultant to
  language curriculum                conduct the programme alone
 Teachers should participate       Teachers should NOT be
  actively in co-planning & co-      merely responsible for
  teaching with the consultant       administration / logistics
 Try out the new strategies        NOT for a small group of
  during lessons and make            students e.g. English
  adjustments according to           Ambassador, drama
  students’ performance              performance
 Disseminate the knowledge to      NOT to charge administrative,
  other English teachers, e.g.       printing and transport fees
  sharing in panel meetings, peer    etc.
  lesson observation, video taping
  etc.
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   5. Acquisition of learning/ teaching resources


 Purchase class sets for           NOT merely adding stock in
  conducting Reading                 the library or for display only
  Workshops
                                    NOT to buy stationery /
 A variety of books with            hardware e.g. laminator, ink,
  different text types               laminating films, computer
                                     etc.
 Should tie in with the school-
  based English programme           NOT to buy props, costumes,
                                     make-up, hire of venue,
                                     decoration, gifts
                                    NOT for printing books,
                                     subscribing newspaper etc.



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                          Activity
School A
Measure adopted:           Hire an ELTA from a service provider
Implementation details:    ELTA’s duties:
                           ‒Teach a drama lesson in each class
                            of KS 2 and conduct workshops on
                            Drama-in-Education for teachers.
                            ()

                           ‒Collaborate with teachers to design
                            and conduct theme-based speaking
                            activities outside classrooms. (  )




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                   Activity

School B
Measure adopted:   Hire of consultancy to integrate
                   e-learning with English curriculum

Implementation     ‒The ELT consultants design on-line
details:            learning and teaching materials for
                    teachers to choose. (  )




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                  Activity
School B
Implementation   ‒The ELT consultants provide Teachers’
details:          Professional Development Workshops
                  to equip teachers with the essential
                  skills needed to implement this
                  measure. (  )

                 ‒After the completion of the project,
                  the materials developed can be
                  sustained at $100 for each student’s
                  account per year. (  )




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                       Activity
School C
Measure adopted:   Hire of a full-time supply teacher to release a
                   core team for developing school-based Reading
                   Workshops in P. 5
Implementation     ‒The supply teacher will teach 28 lessons
details:            weekly to free up space for P.5 English
                    teachers and a curriculum leader for
                    curriculum development. (  )




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                     Activity
School C
Implementation   ‒The four P.5 teachers will have two extra free
details:          lessons for weekly co-planning. All 16 English
                  lessons of the curriculum leader who is in
                  charge of EEGS and a QEF Project will be
                  taken up by the supply teacher. (  )

                 ‒Two unit plans of a story book will be
                  developed by the end of the second year. (  )




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                       Activity
School D

Measure adopted:   Purchase of learning and teaching resources for
                   developing a school–based writing programme

Implementation     ‒Purchase 10 storage boxes for keeping
details:            teaching materials. (  )


                   ‒Pay for the printing cost of writing handbooks
                    for students. (  )

                   ‒Subscribe English newspaper for students. (  )




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                    Activity
School D
Implementation   ‒Purchase reference books on teaching writing
details:          for teachers to plan the curriculum. (  )

                 ‒Purchase props and decorations for
                  conducting pre- writing activities. (  )

                 ‒Purchase a variety of books matching with the
                  themes/ text types in the writing curriculum.
                  They will be kept by the school and circulated
                  among target levels in this programme. The
                  use of books will be clearly written in the unit
                  plans for future reference. (  )




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    Revised Application
           Form

(http://www.language-education.com/
eng/doc/Download_EEGS-Application(E)
_2010.10.doc)



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        Template of the
    Implementation Plan (1)
 Guiding questions to assist schools
 in:
- planning the details of the measure
- drawing up a concrete plan before
 implementation



                                        32
        Template of the
    Implementation Plan (2)

  Time Scale:
- clear and specific time indicators
- realistic and reasonable time frame




                                        33
        Template of the
    Implementation Plan (3)
  Expected outcomes:
- aligned with the objectives
- specific and reasonable output
  targets
- set both qualitative and quantitative
  indicators


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        Template of the
    Implementation Plan (4)
  Sustainability:
- long-lasting impact on school
  development
- enhancement of teachers’ capacity,
  e.g. develop the necessary skills,
  ability to adapt the skills/strategies to
  cater for the learners’ diversity


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       Template of the
   Implementation Plan (5)

  Progress-monitoring & evaluation:
- use appropriate evaluation tools
- frequent review
- develop a monitoring and evaluation
  mechanism



                                    36
    Template of the
Implementation Plan (6)




         a     b     a+b

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    General Reminder

  Value
  Added      Ownership and
              team work


Measures
            No. of focuses
vs Needs          vs
            Time & Money

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  Administrative and
financial arrangement




                        39
    Timeline    for the
second round of application




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       Before approval
Time

On/before 14 Jan       Submit Application
                       Form and
                       Implementation Plan
Within 10 days after   Acknowledgement of
submission               receipt by e-mail
Feb to May             Modification of Plan
                           (if needed)
End May to mid Jun      Application result


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            After approval
Time

Mid-June     1. Briefing (Fin. & Adm. Arrangements)
             2. Bank account information
             3. Performance Contract (for S/V’s
                 signature)
Early Jul     Tendering and recruitment
              (if applicable)
Early Aug     Signed Performance Contract


Late Aug      Cheque (1st year) & Performance
              Contract collection


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Submit Application Form and Implementation Plan on / before 14 Jan
2011

         Acknowledgement e-mail (10 days after submission)

             Modification of Plan (if needed) (Feb to May)

                Application result (end May to mid Jun)
------------------------------------------------
           1. Attend briefing (on Fin. & Adm. Arrangements)
                 2. Return bank account information
   3. Collect Performance Contract (for S/V’s signature) (mid Jun)

       Conduct tendering and recruitment (if applicable) (early Jul)

          Return the signed Performance Contract (early Aug)

   Collect cheque (1st year) & Performance Contract (late Aug)         43
 Accounting arrangement
a designated bank account is preferable

If spending exceeds $500,000:
-top up with other funding (subject
 to the rules governing the other
 funding sources)
Changes of the approved plan:
-seek prior approval from EDB

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   Accountability of schools -
    evaluation & reporting
a. Implementation Plan
b. Progress & Final Reports
c. Financial Statement & Original
   Receipts




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Implementation plan
endorsed by SMC / IMC
incorporated in School
Development Plan;
uploaded onto school webpage
before end-October of next year




                                  46
Progress & Final Reports
 endorsed by SMC / IMC
 incorporated in the School Annual
 Report
 uploaded onto school webpage
 before end-November of next year
 send a copy to EDB


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         Download
Application form & template of the
implementation plan at

SCOLAR website:
www.language-education.com



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Post Application Form & Implementation Plan
       to: Room 1702, Skyline Tower, 39 Wang
           Kwong Road, Kowloon Bay


E-mail the soft copy (Word format) of the
            Implementation Plan to:
             eegs@edb.gov.hk


 Do: send us both hard and soft copy
 Don’t: send us the guiding notes

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Reference on procurement
     and recruitment
           for

Aided and DSS schools
       Slide 51 - 54



                        50
Procuring resources/ services
  Aided & DSS Schools (1)

1. Tips on Handling Government
   Subventions for Aided Schools

  (http://www.edb.gov.hk/FileManager/EN
  /Content_4874/tips%20on%20handling
  %20govt%20subventions%20for%20aid
  ed%20schools.pdf)



                                      51
Procuring resources/ services
  Aided & DSS Schools (2)

2. EDB Circular No. 15/2007 on
   Tendering and Purchasing
   Procedures in Aided schools

  (http://www.edb.gov.hk/UtilityManager/
  circular/upload/EDBC/EDBC07015E.pdf)



                                         52
Procuring resources/ services
  Aided & DSS Schools (3)

3. School Administration Guide (ch.6
   section 6.4)

  (http://www.edb.gov.hk/FileManager/EN
  /Content_693/sag-e-c6.pdf)




                                       53
      Appointment of Staff
      Aided & DSS Schools

1.EDB Circular No. 5/2005 on
  Appointment of Staff in Schools


 (http://www.edb.gov.hk/UtilityManager/ci
 rcular/upload/EMBC/EMBC05005E.PDF)




                                        54
Reference on procurement
     and recruitment
            for

Government schools
        Slide 56 - 60



                        55
Procuring resources/ services
   Government Schools (1)

1. Stores and Procurement Regulations

  (http://portal.edb.gov.hk/diweb/educatio
  n/web/content/finance/procurement/spr/
  spr_e.pdf)




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Procuring resources/ services
   Government Schools (2)

2. EDB Internal Circular No. 5/2009:
   Procedures for Procurement of
   Stores

  (https://apps.edb.gov.hk/education/circ
  ular/data/EDBIC/EDBIC09005E.pdf)



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Procuring resources/ services
   Government Schools (3)

3. EDB Internal Circular No. 6/2009:
   Procedures for Procurement of
   Services with a value not exceeding
   $1.43 million

  (http://apps.edb.gov.hk/education/circul
  ar/data/EDBIC/EDBIC09006E.pdf)


                                         58
Procuring resources/ services
   Government Schools (4)

4. EDB Internal Circular No. 7/2009:
   Hire of Services from individual
   Persons

  (http://apps.edb.gov.hk/education/circul
  ar/data/EDBIC/EDBIC09007E.pdf)




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      Appointment of Staff
      Government Schools

1. EDB Internal Circular No. 4/2007:
   Employment of Non-civil Service
   Contract Staff in Government
   Schools

  (https://apps.edb.gov.hk/education/circ
  ular/data/embic/embic07004e.pdf)



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 Enquiries

3527 0182
   or
3527 0176



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             Key Messages
                      major concerns
    Sustainability

complement
                       Teachers’
                        capacity
      Students’       interdependent
     performance

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Thank You




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