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Human Resources Policies

 

Recruitment of qualified teaching applicants is based on academic achievement(s) and relevant work experience. For all full time teaching position only candidates that have a degree in education and/or a teaching certificate will be considered and interviewed.

Recruitment is the process in which a list of potential candidates is generated from an open or upcoming Academic/Non-academic position to fill a programmatic need. The Ministries of Education (MOE) and/or Labor (MOL), accreditation agency requirements, for affirmative action, must be satisfied.

Qualifications

KPIS International School hires teachers who are highly qualified with recognized teaching certificates and at least a Bachelor’s degree preferably in Education. KPIS highly desires to hire teachers with advance degrees either in education or in specialized fields.

A. Full – time Teachers (FTT)

The Full – time Teachers (FTT) are qualified teachers who are directly hired by the school to serve a full contract term of at least one (1) academic year without the need of replacement and renders expertise as homeroom teachers or subject teachers with normal teaching loads equivalent to twenty (20) to maximum of twenty five (25) periods per week starting from the first official opening day of the academic year. Full – time Teachers with less than the maximum teaching loads are expected to substitute for other teachers when asked by their respective Division Coordinator/Department Head without additional remuneration, for they are already receiving a “full load” salary. In excess of the twenty five (25) periods, the Full – time Teachers will receive an equivalent remuneration pro-rated payment according to the total number of periods taught. Supervision duties (duty roster), as assigned by the Coordinator/Department Head during break and lunch periods, which are not included into teaching periods, are part of the responsibilities of the Full-time Teachers. Exceptions shall be endorsed by Department Head and recommended by the Executive Director for  Academic Affairs, respectively.

B. Substitute Teachers (ST)

The Substitute Teachers (ST) are qualified teachers who are directly by the School hired to serve the remaining period or term of the contract of the Full – time Teachers either on leave of absence or have discontinued teaching services. The total teaching loads of the Substitute Teacher should not be less than twenty five teaching periods per week, If the teaching loads are less than the maximum twenty five (25) teaching periods per week, the Substitute Teachers are expected to further substitute for other teachers when asked by the Coordinator/Department Head without additional remuneration, for they are already receiving a “full load” salary. In excess of the twenty five (25) periods, the Substitute Teachers will receive remuneration pro-rated payment according to the number of periods taught. Supervision duties (duty roster) during break and lunch periods, which are not included in the teaching periods, are part of the duties and responsibilities of the Substitute Teachers. Exceptions shall be endorsed by Department Head and recommended by the Director for Academic Affairs, respectively.

Performance Evaluation  ( refer to Development and Evaluation Handbook))

An important means of promoting excellence in education is the evaluation of teaching performance. The evaluation of teaching performance is not only meant to improve classroom teaching and to foster professional development but equally important is to use as basis for setting equity standards on employment and compensation decision.

At KPIS, evaluations are used constructively to ensure effectiveness in improving educational excellence. The teachers are informed of the criteria and procedures for performance evaluation so that they can view them as useful to their professional development and perceive the objectives of the evaluation process as consistent with the objectives that they regard as meaningful.

Performance evaluation by the superiors for probationary teachers will be conducted through classroom observation, at lease three (3) times in the first semester of teaching: twice during the one hundred twenty (120) days probation period and once at the end of the first semester. Performance evaluations will be conducted twice in the succeeding second semester of teaching.

Student evaluation through survey may be administered once per semester, preferably scheduled during the second quarter for the first semester and 4th quarter for the second semester. There will be pre-conference and post-conference with the teachers to discuss evaluation criteria and procedures and to discuss the results of the evaluation, respectively.

Work Schedule

1.All Full-time Teachers and Team Teachers are required to report for work in the school from 07.00 hours to 16.00 hours, unless otherwise stated in the contract, with lunch and snack periods to be spent within the School campus together with the students during the latter lunch and snack periods.

2.All Full-time Teachers and Team Teachers are required to report for work from Monday to Friday.

Compensation, Employment  Benefits and Incentives

Compensation

KPIS is devoted to maintain equitable, fair attractive and competitive compensation package to its Teachers/Team Teachers. Based on the results of comparative analysis and with the desire to promote equitable, fair, attractive and competitive compensation package to its personnel.

Salary 

The School shall pay teachers/team teachers’ in the amount equivalent to the teachers/team teachers’as determined by the contract, based on the pertinent academic and professional documents proving qualifications submitted by the Teachers.

All Teachers/Team Teachers are paid at the rate according to their contract at the end of the month. Payments are made by local Bangkok bank transfer not later than the 2nd day of the following month.  Regular attendance of each teacher/team teacher is strictly monitored.  For being late or absent, the provisions on “Attendance” as regards salary deduction shall be applied. Absences with neither valid reason(s) nor officially approved leave of absence shall be considered for salary deduction.

Thailand Income Tax Requirement

All Teachers and Team Teachers are required to file the Annual Thai Tax Form at the Thai government tax office by March 31st of each year. The school will provide assistance in filling up the paper works. When work permit is granted, the Teachers/Team Teachers are required to pay Thai tax. 

Teacher  & Team Teacher Benefits

KPIS benefits are provided to increase the economic security of its teachers/ team teachers who are expected to have very satisfactory performance rating as well as to encourage them to work and continue working for the School. However, the teachers/team teachers are entitled only to those benefits stipulated in their respective contracts and after they have met all the conditions stipulated herein.

A. Leave Benefits

When availing the use of the privileged leave benefits, all teachers/ team teachers must fill up the leave form, available at the Human Resources and Development Office. Leave benefits are as follows

1. Vacation Leave

The primary purpose of paid vacation is to allow the teachers and team teachers to renew their physical and mental capabilities and to remain efficient and fully productive members of the School workforce. All teachers/ team teachers can file their vacation leave during summer break. For more effective and efficient School operations, all vacation leaves are subject to management approval for appropriate scheduling.

The vacation leave benefit allotment is according  by contract.

2. Sick Leave

Sick leave with pay is an employment benefit in the form of paid time off for illness given by the School to protect the teachers/ team teachers from financial loss during times when they are unable to work because of sickness or injury. A sick day is fairly self-explanatory. It is not intended as vacation time nor should it be used for vacation purposes. Whenever possible, teachers/ teams teachers are enjoined to make all medical and dental appointments after school hours or during weekends to avoid disruption of class activities.

All teachers/ team teachers are entitled to 10-day sick leave with pay annually.  Unused sick days are not accruable.  Sick leave for more than one (1) day must be accompanied by a medical/ physician’s certificate. Sick leave will not be paid while a teacher/ team teacher is on approved vacation leave. Illness occurring during the approved vacation leave is paid as vacation.

B. Holiday Pay

The full-time teachers/ team teachers and administrators, except those paid on daily wage or per teaching hour rate, are privileged to receive official national and school holidays pay as specified in the School Calendar/ Administrator Calendar.

C: Work permit and renew visa

   

The initial type B Non-immigrant visa will be paid by employee. The school will pay the cost of processing the work permit and the cost of processing the renewal of Type B Non-immigrant Visa of the employee while working for the school throughout the contract period. 

D: Health Insurance

The school provides group insurance to the employee with the following insurance benefits,

a. Medical Insurance which include in-patient, out-patient as provided under the school directed group program health insurance plan.

 b. Accident Insurance benefits and coverage which include group life,permanent dismemberment and personal accident as provided under the school directed group program accident insurance plan.