Teachers employed by the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) will be required to provide evidence of their Teacher Performance Appraisal and Development (TPAD) ratings.
The Commission recently activated TPAD for term one of 2024, enabling teachers to create accounts and initiate the self-appraisal process.
TSC has diligently worked on enhancing its servers to facilitate the mass uploading of resources.
Teachers will soon be obliged to provide evidence for each termly appraisal, comprising Schemes of Work and Lesson Plans, Attendance Registers, Lesson Notes, Progress Records, and Learners’ Work, all subject to approval by headteachers and their deputies.
Although evidence submission is a requirement in the TPAD calendar, many teachers have historically bypassed this process. However, indications suggest a shift, as the Commission plans to closely monitor teacher performance within the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).
In the teacher promotion interviews held in December and January, the Commission assigned scores based on TPAD performance.
Teachers achieving 81% and above received ten marks, while those scoring between 61% and 80% earned eight marks.
The Commission is currently in the process of promoting 36,505 teachers to different grades, with 17,914 primary school teachers and 18,591 post-primary school teachers expected to fill the vacancies.
At the end of last term, TSC issued guidelines for schools facing challenges with Deputy Heads of Institutions (DHOI) conducting lesson observations and appraising teachers.
The commission issued a directive to school heads on assigning rights to their deputies to effectively appraise teachers.
According to the Commission, TPAD, as an open appraisal system, empowers teachers in primary and secondary schools to participate in evaluating their own performance and driving their professional development.
Through the appraisal and development system, the goal is to empower teachers to restore the esteemed status of the teaching profession, rebuilding public confidence and support.
TSC uses TPAD as a key determinant for teacher promotions, requiring teachers to download and present evidence of TPAD compliance during promotion interviews.
Teachers failing to adhere to the appraisal and lesson observation requirements risk disciplinary action from the employer.