In Summary
  • The TSC uses the appraisal to assign, train, promote and deploy teachers to various administrative positions.
  • TSC had developed the necessary framework for the implementation of Teacher Professional Development programmes.

Teachers have now rejected their annual appraisal started last year by their employer, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).

The decision was reached during the Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) 60th annual delegates conference in Mombasa last week.

“The delegates urged the TSC to remove the infamous TPAD/appraisals contracting as it has subjected teachers to untold and unprofessional discharge of duty,” the union’s resolutions since forwarded to the government said.

The TSC uses the appraisal to assign, train, promote and deploy teachers to various administrative positions.

ASSESSMENT

Head teachers are subjected to performance contracting and teachers rated through performance appraisal and development.

Heads of institutions are assessed on resource management, service delivery and maintenance of teaching standards, integrity and national values.

Teachers, on the other hand, are appraised on professional knowledge and its application, time management, innovation and creativity in teaching.

Other yardsticks include learner protection and safety, teacher discipline and conduct, promotion of co-curricular activities, professional development and collaboration with parents and other stakeholders.

COURSES
TSC chief executive officer Nancy Macharia this month told the 13th Kenya Primary School Heads Association (Kepsha) delegates’ conference in the coastal city that the commission had developed the necessary framework for the implementation of Teacher Professional Development (TPD) programmes.

“The programme will be rolled out in 2018 and will be offered in various models by TSC-accredited service providers,” Dr Macharia said.

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