Teachers employed by the teachers service commission are currently racing against time to fill and submit their Professional and Development appraisal before midnight.
The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Curriculum Support Officers (CSO) have warned teachers who have not submitted their term three appraisals.
The Commission is expected to close the Teacher Performance Appraisal Development (TPAD) portal by midnight today and teachers including school administrators are required to appraise and submit their ratings early before the dateline.
Teachers who fail to take part in TPAD risk being issued with show cause and warning letters among other disciplinary actions.
In the recently updated TPAD portal the Commission has also allowed teachers to enroll and choose their preferred Teacher Professional Development (TPD) service provider.
The teachers’ employer said the appraisal system has been in place since 2016 on pilot basis, and running without being contested by any teachers union.
|TPAD Calendar of Activities at the Institutional 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 All Teachers||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 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 TPAD process.||Heads of institution, Deputy Head of Institution, Heads of Department||Continuous throughout the term|
|6.||Monitoring the implementation of TPAD process at 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|