News

Church School Annual Exams

The Union of Professional Educators – Voice Of The Workers, would like to notify its members within Church Schools of the following;

“As from September 2018 Church Schools shall assign all teachers developing exam papers for any of the aforementioned sessions two days off during the respective exam session. During the marking days associated with the end of year exams, teachers who have set an exam paper, shall not be required to be on site, provided that the exams for all learners at the respective school are over. Furthermore, these teachers shall regard themselves as released from school duties, provided that the exams for all learners at the respective school are over and marked scripts, as well as marks, have been submitted. In ensuring adherence to this provision, any staff meetings and/or seminars by Church Schools are to be organised not later than the end of June.

Marks shall be inputted and marked scripts shall be returned within six (6) working days from the date of the respective examination. “

The above extract (Clause 14.9 iv & 14.9 vi) from the Church School agreement basically states that;

  • Teachers who have had to produce an exam paper for the annual exam are entitled to 2 days off during the respective exam session.
  • Marking days are not to be on site for those who have set an exam paper.
  • Teachers are expected to input marks within 6 working days.
  • Teachers shall regard themselves as released from school duties, and can start their summer holidays as long as all exams are over (end of scholastic year), marked and submitted within the above mentioned time frame.

Members of the Union can get in touch with us if such provisions are not being adhered to.