At least 7,162 teachers have been listed for incomplete and pending evaluation
All TSC county Directors across the country have been issued with the list of teachers in every sub-counties who had incomplete TPADs
They were directed to send show cause letters as to explain as to why any disciplinary action should not be taken against them due to incomplete and pending TPAD appraisals
TPAD CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES FOR INSTITUTION LEVEL TERM 2 PROVIDED BY TSC TO TEACHERS
Thousands of teachers were still unable to complete, submit and their online TPADs, despite TSC extending the deadline for a TPAD (Teacher Professional Assessment Development) assessment to 8 October 2021.
At least 7,162 teachers have been listed for incomplete and pending evaluation. The online TPAD was opened on 26 July 2021 for the teachers to start taking their Term One Appraisal. TSC had set the initial deadline as 1st October 2021.
However, after several complaints from teachers over the poor TPAD system, which was refusing to open and allow the data entry, the commission extended the deadline by a week.
Soon after the closure of the online TPAD portal, the Commission compiled a list of pending and incomplete assessments for each sub county which was sent to all TSC Deputy County Directors.
School administrators had their time increased to ensure that all TPADs submitted were countersigned and completed accordingly.
If you fall under the listed number of teachers who did not complete the term one TPAD filling, then prepare to receive show cause letter any time from today.
TPAD is an indispensable tool for teachers employed by TSC. According to the commission, teachers who fail to conduct their TPAD assessment may face various disciplinary actions.
Teachers may be issued ‘show cause’ letters or may even be given other disciplinary measures. Teachers who miss to attend TPAD also miss when TSC promotional vacancies are advertised.
TSC has made it mandatory for teachers applying for promotion to obtain TPAD evidence during the application process and interview.
TPAD CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES AT THE INSTITUTION LEVEL FOR TERM TWO
|TPAD Activity||Action by||Time Frame|
|Planning meetings before school opening involving all staff to set school TPAD activity calendar||Head of institutions, senior Management team, teachers||By the last week of school holiday|
|Submission of professional documents||Head of institution, all teachers||By the end of the first week of the term|
|Undertaking lesson observations, identifying and documenting teachers professional gaps||Appraises and appraiser||Between 2nd week and 10th week of the term|
|Undertaking TPD to address professional gaps||Appraises, appraiser, institutional administrators||Throughout the term; from the 1st week to the last week of the term|
|Internal monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of TPAD process||HOI, Deputy HOI and department Heads||
Continuous throughout the term
|Monitoring of the implementation of TPAD process at county level; zonal, sub-county and county||CSO, sub-county Directors and County Directors||Throughout the term; from the 1st week to the last week of the term|
|TPAD rating meetings||Appraises (teachers) and appraiser(HODs, deputy Heads of institution, CSOs and SDC)||By closing Date of the term|
|Uploading of TPAD data and evidence||Appraises (teachers) and appraiser(HODs, deputy Heads of institution, CSOs and SDC)||Throughout the term|
County TSC officials are under pressure from teachers to ensure maximum compliance. Last month, the Kisumu TSC County Director was directed to give a show-cause letters to all teachers who did not comply with the TPAD in the county.
Example of show cause letter to Kisumu TSC county Director
According to Ibrahim Rugut, Kisumu was ranked 41st out of 47 counties in the TPAD’s three-term report. Rugut termed the ranking as unacceptable and vowed to penalize those who will be non-compliance in Term One TPAD.
“The purpose of this letter is to ask you to explain why disciplinary action cannot be taken against you for this low performance at TPAD.
Your response should reach your immediate supervisor by 8 October 2021,” Rugut told Said in a letter addressed to the sub- county director, CSO, principal and headmaster.
However questions are being raised by teachers whether the TPAD tool is effective and reflects the true strengths and weaknesses of teachers.
There have been claims that the TPAD data submitted by the teachers is untrue. There are also claims that teachers are unhappy with the use of TPAD tools to promote them.
By the end of the last term, TSC officials from Upper Hill visited at least twenty-six counties to examine TPAD implementation in schools. During the visits, the commission stressed that teachers should attach evidence to their online TPAD submissions.
NB.As we have started term 3 , let all teachers try to follow the TPAD calendar of activities provided above so as to avoid being caught out with time hence prevent the pending and incomplete TPADs. Through this, all teachers will evade facing any disciplinary actions from the employer.
Have a successful term.