The Teacher Performance Appraisal and Development (TPAD 2) is a performance evaluation mechanism that assesses the performance of a teacher as per the set standards prescribed by the Teachers Service Commission, TSC.
Section 52 of the Code of Regulations for Teachers (2015) stipulates that the Commission shall in administering the performance appraisal system: –
- Require Heads of institution to provide oversight role in the performance appraisal for the teachers in their respective institutions;
- Use performance appraisal reports for purpose of promotion, deployment and other rewards as may be prescribed from time to time.
- Identify training needs and take corrective measures in cases of unsatisfactory performance.
- Develop and review criteria, guidelines and tools for performance appraisal from time to time which shall be accessible in the commission website or as the Commission may advice.
How to create TSC TPAD Portal
To create a new TPAD account its simple and easier.You only need to follow these steps:
- Click on https://tpad2.tsc.go.ke/auth/create_account to access the new account creation portal.
- Fill in the fields shown; TSC Number, ID Number, Phone Number (in the format 07xxxxxxxx), Email Address, Password, Confirm Password and Mode of Notification.
- Click on ‘Create’ Once done.
- A success message is shown and you will receive SMS token on your phone within a short time.
- Enter the Code received via SMS and click on ‘Verify Token’. This completes the registration process.
Adding your Bio Data on the new TPAD 2 System
Next, you need to add your level of Education and subject combination details. Use the tabs listed below to update your profile;
- Add your information: Bio/ Institution Information, Contact Information.
- Select ‘Subjects Combination’ and add your teaching subjects. Select your subjects combinations from the list and click on ‘Submit’ when done.
- Then, click on ‘Level of Education’ to add details. Select your KCSE grade, Highest level of Education and Institution of Study. Next, click on Submit.
ROLES OF THE TEACHERS IN THE NEW TPAD
Each teacher will be expected to do a self appraisal in the various areas, create an appraisal and upload the data online.
ROLES OF THE PRINCIPAL IN THE NEW TPAD
- Inducting new teachers on TPAD
- Capture the new teachers in TIMS
- Activating new teachers on TPAD
- Remove outgoing teachers
The Principal also performs the following roles in TPAD:
- Provide oversight role in the performance appraisal for the teachers’
- Continuously monitor and evaluate the appraisal process and submit termly reports,
- Appraise the Deputy Principal,
- Schedule meetings for appraising the Deputy Principal,
- Observing the Deputy Principal and
- Countersigning officer for all the teachers in the school Arbitration
ROLES OF THE DEPUTY PRINCIPAL IN THE NEW TPAD
The Deputy Principal performs these roles in the new TPAD 2 system:
- Update the Lesson Attendance,
- Register on weekly basis,
- Appraise the HODs and teachers,
- Schedule meetings for appraising the HODs and teachers,
- Observing the HODs and teachers,
- Arbitration for the teachers
The new TPAD appraisal process follows well laid out steps as listed below;
|Step 1||Development of appraisal Calendar|
|Step 2||Setting Targets|
|Step 3||Implementation of targets and gathering of evidence|
|Step 4||Self -Appraisal and Standards based on competencies and standards.|
|Step 5||Appraisal rating by Appraiser based on evidence gathered|
|Step 6||Appraisal rating meeting between Appraiser and Appraisee (Question and Evidence.|
|Step 7||Identification of gaps by Appraisee and Appraiser|
|Step 8||Development and implementation of teacher support and performance development.|
- How to Create a TPAD 2 Account and Log in to http://tpad2.tsc.go.ke
- TSC- How to fill the TPAD 2 form online
- TSC- Scheduling an Appraisal Rating Meeting online at the TPAD 2 portal
- How to undertake Lesson Observation in the TPAD 2 Online System
- TSC- How to capture learner progress records on TPAD 2
- TPAD 2 Portal Guide; How the Appraiser (Deputy Head) is to assess teachers
NEW TPAD TEACHING STANDARDS
The new TPAD tool has 5 standards classified into 3 broad categories as follows:
A. THE INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY/TEACHING STANDARD
This is the first standard which has the following assessment areas:
1. Professional Knowledge and Practice where a teacher should:
- Demonstrate mastery of the subject content and use appropriate instructional methods (Wt-3)
- Undertake lesson observation at least once a term (Wt-3)
- Utilize teaching/ learning resources effectively (Wt-3)
- Prepare professional documents based on the current syllabus/designs (Wt-3)
- Ability to identify learners’ capability and learning Sstyles (Wt-3)
- Ability to identify and nurture learners’ talents (Wt-3)
- Ability to access, retrieve and integrate ICT in teaching and learning (Wt-3)
- Ability to carry out learner assessment, feedback and reporting on learners’ learning (Wt-3)
2 Comprehensive Learning Environment where a teacher should demonstrate:
- Ability to create child friendly school/class environment through planned activities to demonstrate respect, equity, inclusion and moral values (Wt-3)
- Ability to create a stimulating classroom environment (Wt-3)
- Ability to ensure safety of learners (Wt-3)
- Ability to manage learners conduct and behaviour (Wt-3)
3 Teacher Professional Development in which you are expected to;
- Prepare Self Professional Development Support Plan (Wt-3)
- Identification of professional gaps (Wt-3)
B TEACHER CONDUCT AND PROFESSIONALISM STANDARD.
This second standard contains the following areas:
4 Teacher Conduct & Professionalism where a teacher should show;
- Ability to act in the best interest of the learner and maintain high standards of ethics and professional requirements within and outside the institution (Wt-6)
- Demonstrate knowledge on the legal requirements in education (Wt-6).
- Comply with the professional requirements in teaching and learning (Wt-6).
- Ability to observe punctuality in lesson attendance, performance of duty and preparation of professional documents(Wt-6)
- Timely syllabus coverage and meeting of deadlines (Wt-6)
C COMMUNITY PRACTICE STANDARD
This is the last standard and has the following parameters:
5 Participation in Professional Learning Community where a teacher should;
- Join Professional Learning Community (PLC) (Wt-5)
- Collaborate with colleagues and the broader professional learning community to support teaching (Wt-5)
- Collaborate with parents/guardians and other stakeholders (Wt-5)
- Establish linkages with the community (Wt-5)
- Participate in programs organized in collaboration with other educational bodies: KNEC, MOE, KICD etc. (Wt-5)
THE NEW TPAD 2 PROCEDURE AND PROCESS
The table below gives an illustration on who should be the Appraisee, Appraiser and Counter Signing Officer during the whole appraisal process;
|S/NO||APPRAISEE||APPRAISER||COUNTER SIGN/ CONFIM|
|1||Teacher in a Primary School||Deputy Head of Institution or Senior Teacher||Head of Institution|
|2||Senior Teacher in a Primary School||Deputy Head of Institution||Head of Institution|
|3||A Deputy Head in a Primary School||Head of Institution.||Sub County Director|
|4||A Head Teacher of a Primary School||Sub- County Director/ CSO||County Director/ SCD|
|5||A Tutor, Teacher or Lecturer in a Post Primary Institution||Head of Department/ Deputy Head of Institution||Head of Institution|
|6||A Head of Department in a Post Primary Institution||Deputy Head of Institution||Head of Institution|
|7||A Deputy Head in a Post Primary Institution||Head of Institution.||The Sub County Director|
|8||A Head of Institution in a Post Primary Institution||Sub- County Director||County Director|