TEACHER DEVELOPMENT IN 2018

 

As a teacher, you are expected to:

·        Acknowledge the noble calling of your profession to educated and train the learners of our country;

·       acknowledge that the attitude, dedication, self-discipline, ideas, training and conduct of the teaching profession determine the quality of education in this country;

·       acknowledge , uphold and promote basic human rights, embodies in the Constitution of South Africa;

·     commit yourself therefore to do all within your power, in the exercising of your professional duties, to act in accordance with the idealsof your profession, as expressed in the SACE Code of Professioanl Ethics; and

·       act in a proper and becoming way such that your behaviour does not bring the teaching profession into disrepute.

 

2017 Teachers' Awards: Provincial Runner-ups

2017 Teachers' Awards: Provincial Winners

2017 Teachers' Awards: Provincial Teaching Awards Winners

2017 Teachers' Awards: Provincial Teaching Awards Winners Category

 

One of government’s initiatives as response to ensuring an increase in the supply of newly qualified teachers is through the Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme.

 

Annually, prospective teachers are awarded bursaries, funded by the state through the Funza Lushaka Bursary Scheme, to pursue their teaching qualifications. As the Northern Cape Department of Education we have placed 105 graduates at schools for the 2017 school academic year. For 2018, 78 graduates were placed in schools across the Province.

 

It is often said that the education system depends entirely on our teachers.  Without properly trained and suitably qualified and committed teachers, we have no education system to speak of.

 

We have established key partnerships with Sishen Iron Ore Community Trust (SIOC cdt) and Rhodes University for accredited in-service training for teachers. A total of 80 of the initial 106 teachers are expected to graduate with a B.Ed Degree by the end of 2018. These teachers are specialising in the Foundation Phase, English First Additional Language (EFAL) and Mathematics.

 

In 2018, 36 Teachers from JTG and ZFM will be supported by SIOC in B.Ed Foundation Phase, 36 in Mathematics Teaching (B.Ed) and 36 teachers In English FAL teaching (B.Ed). It is through these investments with key partners, that we are able to enhance the competency levels of our teachers for overall improved quality public education.

 

 The Teacher Development activities envisaged for the 2018/19 include the following:

  •  Provision of bursaries to prospective teachers towards a B.Ed.
  •  Natural Science and Technology training for grades 4-6 teachers on practical activities
  •  Social Sciences Source Based Assessment activities
  •  Multi-Grade training for Teachers and officials
  •  Subject Content Empowerment Sessions for teachers