SUBMISSION OF SCHO0L-BASED AND DEPARTMENT-BASED IN-SERVICE TRAINING (INSET) REPORTS.
Management of Afadzato South District Directorate of Education writes to remind all Heads of Basic Schools and 2nd Cycleinstitutions in the district to submit the INSET reportsto the officefor award of CPD points.
Each teacher is kindly requested to pay GH¢ 2.00 as a token for the organisation running cost toward spoint allocation.
The report and list for the collectionof money should be submitted to The Accounts Office on or before Friday 16th December 2022.
Management greatly counts on your cooperation as usual.
ESTHER ADZO YEBGAH-ADZIMAH (Ed.D)
DISTRICT DIRECTOR OF EDUCATIOON
MANDATE OF NATIONAL TEACHING COUNCIL (NTC)
The National Teaching Council (NTC) is mandated by Education Act 2008 (ACT 778) to ensure the training and production of quality teachers in Ghana. The section ten (10) of the ACT requires the Council through its governing body to:
(a) Advise the Minister:
(i) on matters relating to the professional standing and status of teachers; and
(ii) on teacher education, including the provision of facilities for In-Service Training and the employment of teachers;
(b) To recommend to the Minister professional standards required for the registration of Teachers;
(c) To periodically review professional practice and ethical standards for teachers and teaching;
In line with this policy direction, NTC has put in place a Continuous Professional Development (TCPD) framework that supports teachers to progress along their career path through professional ranking system.
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE TCPD POLICY
The Pre-tertiary Teacher Professional Development and Management (PTPDM) policy outlines the importance of Continuous Professional Development for teachers.
The policy emphasizes competency based approach which requires regular In-Service Education and Training (INSET) to develop teachers’ capacities.
According to the policy, teachers will be assessed based on defined competencies and evidence of professional proficiency. It is therefore the responsibility of individual teachers in Ghana to select, undertake and document relevant TCPD activities they partake in for the purposes of growing through the profession to maintain their professional status.
Teacher training logbooks have been developed to document teachers’ training records and related TCPD credit points. Where the means of documenting the activities are not immediately available or there is no designated person to verify the activities, it is the responsibility of the teacher to save evidence (E.g. registration, certificate and attendance records) of the activities for submission at the appropriate time and place as may be directed by NTC.
In addition to the TCPD programmes attended, teachers are required to upload their portfolio records onto the TCPD portal for onward assessment by Portfolio Assessors.
Entries of TCPDs such as SBI, CBI or any other forms organised within GES structures (Regional, District, Cluster, School or Department) shall be made by the organising authority (Regional Director’s Rep, District Director’s Rep, CS and Head of institutions).
Moreover, the immediate supervisor of the teacher shall log any self-initiative made by the teacher to promote teaching and learning in the Log Book.
Teachers Log Book shall be submitted to the respective District or Regional Directors who would be given unique access to enter the accrued points upon verification.
The digital log shall be open to Directors one (1) month before vacation and shall be closed three weeks after vacation. This means, directors have seven (7) weeks to make entries of training logs. A front desk officer may be appointed by a director to support the entry.