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Dress code and also be cnfidential
don't be late

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In an intimidating manner and usually informal.

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I work a role that needs me to be flexible, so I arrive quite early and leave quite late. But technically, 08:00 - 17:00

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Yes - the level of experience they have is key if there could be a way of conducting skills transfer it would help the young educators

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Salaries should be raised to compete with that of government schools.
Working hours should also match that of govt schools.
More employee health and medical aid benefits should be implemented.

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Favoritism. Unprofessional conduct. Children were getting physically harmed by a teacher Ms De Ponte and the was matter reported (as corporal punishment is banned in SA) but Principal did nothing about it. Parents also complained about the teacher using profanity and bad language but again nothing was done to that teacher.

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For some teachers and others no background check. For example I was told by a few teachers that they did not have their SACE (South African Council of Educators certificate) like Miss Shimange etc etc....

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No, although especially in the case of foundation phase teachers, assistant teachers would really ease the heavy workloads of class teachers.

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