The Teachers Service Commission has extended the deadline for teachers to fill the Teacher Performance Appraisal and Development (TPAD) system to April 6, 2021.
In a circular to all county directors, the commission noted that it would extend the period for teachers to fill in the details on the online portal following complaints by teachers about the system’s unresponsiveness.
The Teacher Performance Appraisal and Development (TPAD) system is a mechanism that allows TSC to evaluate teachers’ performance as per the agency’s set standards.
Performance appraisal is crucial, as it serves the purpose of reviewing and improving teaching standards through a systemic appraisal approach. This, in turn, promotes professional development.
Teachers Service Commission (TSC) CEO Nancy Macharia addresses National Assembly’s education committee on February 19, 2020.
TSC has moved its services online with a circular dated February 15 from TSC CEO Nancy Macharia stating that teachers would have to apply for promotions and transfers online.
The Commission disclosed that there would be no manual applications for the recruitment and promotion of teachers effective March 1.
“To this end, applications for transfer shall be accessed through the Commission’s website at tsc.go.ke as per the attached schedule while the mode and manner of application for both recruitment and promotion will be communicated in the adverts whenever there is a vacancy,” the circular read in part.
For teachers looking to fill the form, the appraisal form is downloadable on the TPAD site. The form shall be duplicated and filled three times in a term, that is once per month.
The form contains two parts:
Part 1: Personal Data
This includes a teacher’s personal information and employment record
Part 2: Performance Evaluation
The appraiser and appraisee jointly discuss the appraisee’s performance in terms of departmental/divisional objectives, agreed work targets, performance standards, output and expected results and the skills/competencies exhibited.
Teachers at the Ministry of Education’s CBC training in 2020
These documents should be prepared, used, updated and maintained always by teachers.
Current Personal Timetable/training schedule
Syllabi /course outline/ curriculum design.
Approved Schemes of work/work plans.
Updated Lesson plans/facilitators guide.
Updated Lesson notes/presentation notes.
Records of work/sessions/activities checked weekly.
Examination analysis by subject (national and internal)/ Assessment records/staff training indices records
Marked/checked learners work exercise books/training reports/back to office reports
Co-curricular/team building activity records.
Learners’/trainees conduct and behaviour records and guidance and counselling records.
Copies of subject/programmes/departmental meeting minutes.
Teacher Performance Appraisal and Development records.
Individualized Educational Programmes (IEP records)
Professional development activities
Lesson observation Records
Records of community and stakeholders involvement
Evidence of integration of ICT in teaching/learning
Preparation of teaching aids using locally available resource materials
The above documents will always be checked by the appraiser three times in a term, that is once per month. The Headteacher will sign the checklist at the end of each term.