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Roles and Responsibilities of the School Stakeholders


  • Is familiar with the objectives of the Scheme
  • Deploys the NET considering their professional experience and expertise
  • Promotes effective professional collaboration between the NET and other English panel members
  • Supports school-based evaluation of the Scheme
  • Encourages networking among schools when appropriate
  • Adopts an open and positive attitude towards changes and innovative practices in English language learning and teaching
  • Is aware of the NET’s language and cultural needs in staff meetings
  • Establishes communication links with the NET wherever possible
  • Defines and explains clearly the role of the NET to members of the school community
  • Submits a NET deployment plan to the NET Section when required

English Panel Chair (EPC)

  • Cultivates a culture of co-planning and co-teaching in English language learning and teaching
  • Provides mentoring for a new NET
  • Inform the NET of relevant curriculum documents and priorities of the English panel
  • Adopts a positive and open attitude towards innovative learning and teaching strategies
  • Supports collaboration among teachers by providing time for sharing good practices in English panel meetings
  • Reviews and adjusts deployment to enhance the effectiveness of the NET
  • Provides regular performance feedback to the NET
  • Provides opportunities for the NET to take on duties outside leave periods

Native-speaking English Teacher (NET)

  • Collaborates with English panel members to co-plan and/or co-teach
  • Undertakes assigned teaching duties and implements good teaching practices
  • Contributes to school-based curriculum development and professional development activities
  • Is an active and contributing member of a school learning community
  • Advises colleagues on the current use of English and how it is shaped by culture
  • Organises and conducts co-curricular activities related to English learning and teaching
  • Attends relevant professional development activities organised and conducted by the NET Section and disseminates the information to the English panel
  • Is sensitive to the culture and needs of students and school personnel
  • Is aware of the professional support provided by the NET Section

English Panel Members (EPM)

  • Support actively and facilitate the implementation of the Scheme
  • Attend relevant professional development activities organised by the NET Section, and disseminate the information to the English panel
  • Collaborate with the NET when participating in NET Section projects or competitions
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