Top Rated Counties In Timely Tpad Submission
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has listed counties based on how well their teachers performed when it came to submitting their Teacher Performance Appraisal and Development (TPAD) ratings.
Teachers who submitted their TPAD scores online on time saw their counties ranked higher.
The ratings were calculated using the most recent TPAD for term one. However, some counties performed poorly, which concerns county directors.
Machakos, Kwale, and Kiambu are the top counties for submitting TPADs on time. Indeed, the three counties outperformed TSC’s expectations by consistently keeping the deadline at bay.
Kisumu, Busia, and Turkana, on the other hand, will have to do better this time because their ratings are not favourable.
Other counties that performed well were Narok, Bomet, Kitui, and Siaya. Some counties, such as Marsabit, Lamu, and Nairobi, have made progress, but there is still work to be done.
Already, some TSC County Directors have threatened to punish teachers who fail to meet the term two TPAD deadline which is expected to close immediately after Friday this week, when schools will officially close.
TSC officials from Upper Hill had visited twenty-six counties by the end of the school year to assess TPAD implementation in schools. During the trips, the TSC insisted that teachers include evidence in their online TPAD submissions.
The officials also asked teachers to adhere to the TPAD calendar of activities, which will ensure a smooth process with few collisions.
According to the TPAD calendar of activities, teachers are expected to plan meetings with all staff before the start of the school year to establish the school’s TPAD activity calendar.
The meeting should take place during the last week of the school year, and all teachers, including the principal, should attend.
Heads of institutions should ensure that teachers provide their professional documents during the initial assessment.
Teachers (appraisees and appraisers) should begin conducting lesson observations and identifying and documenting professional gaps in the second week. This is a continuous process that will last until the tenth week.
TSC launched the TPAD tool in 2015, and it went live in 2016. The tool was renamed TPAD2 in 2019 after the Commission improved it by incorporating other tools, including Teacher Professional Development (TPD) modules.
The TPAD is a required tool that the Commission also uses to promote teachers.
Teachers who do not participate in the appraisal process will not be considered for promotion, according to TSC.
TSC stated that teachers who do not complete the performance appraisal forms will be passed over for promotion.
Such teachers will also face disciplinary action in accordance with the teachers’ code of regulations.
- Teachers should always prepare, use, update, and maintain these documents.
- Personal Timetable/Training Schedule Currently In Effect
- Curriculum design / syllabi / course outline
- Schemes of work/work
- Lesson plans/facilitators guide
- Lesson/presentation notes
- Records of work/sessions/activities checked weekly.
- Examination subject analysis (national and internal)/Assessment records/staff training indices records
- Learners’ work exercise books/training reports/back to office reports were marked/checked.
- Records of co-curricular/team-building activities
- Conduct and behavior records for learners/trainees, as well as guidance and counselling records
- Minutes of subject/program/departmental meetings.
- Teacher Performance Appraisal and Development records.
- Individualized Educational Programmes (IEP records)
- Activities for professional development
- Observation Records for Lessons
- Records of community and stakeholder participation
- Evidence of ICT integration in teaching/learning
- Preparation of teaching aids from locally available resources
TPAD CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES AT THE INSTITUTION LEVEL
|TPAD Activity||Action By||Time Frame|
|1.||Planning meetings before school opening involving all staff to set school TPAD Activity calendar||Heads of Institutions, Senior|
Management Team, Teachers,
|By the last week of the school holiday.|
|2.||Submission of professional documents||Heads of institution|
|By the end of the first week of the term|
|3.||Undertaking lesson observations and identifying and documenting teacher’s professional gaps||Appraisees and appraisers.||Between the 2nd week and 10th week of the term|
|4.||Undertaking teacher professional development to address professional gaps.||Appraisees, appraisers, institutional administrators.||Throughout the term; from 1st week to the last week of the term|
|5.||Internal Monitoring & Evaluation of the implementation of the TPAD process.||Heads of the institution, Deputy Head of Institution, Heads of Department||Continuous throughout the term|
|6.||Monitoring the implementation of TPAD process at the county level; zonal, sub-county & county||Curriculum Support Officers, Sub County Directors and County Directors||Throughout the term; from 1st week to the last week of the term|
|7.||TPAD rating meetings||Appraisee (teachers) and appraiser (HODs, deputy heads, Heads of Institution, CSOs, SCD)||By the closing date of the term|
|8.||Uploading of TPAD data and evidence.||Appraisee (teachers) and appraiser (HODs, deputy heads, Heads of Institution, CSOs, SCD)||Throughout the term|