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TSC Issues Clarification and Instruction to Teachers on TPAD and PC Filling


Following the communication made to all County Directors vide memo Ref: TSC/DQAS/DIR/49/VOL.11/32 and subsequent opening of the TPAD online system on 11th January 2021, there have been numerous inquiries on term 2 and term 3 TPAD Implementation.

The commission would lie to make the following clarification:

  1. Performance Contract (PC):  

Performance Contract for heads of primary and secondary institutions is available on the TSC website. The Heads of Institution are required to follow the PC Calendar of activities which also provides that the PC should be downloaded and signed as required.

Once this has been done, the heads of institution are required to develop the Operational workplan which can be done on the TPAD online system.

2. Teacher Performance Appraisal and Development (TPAD):

Due to the complexities cause by the design of the TPAD online system, it has been decided that all data, for both term 2 and term 3 be done on the term that is now open i.e. Term 2 2021.

This means that teachers teaching grade 4, class 8 and form 4 can input the data on learners’progress on the term 2 2021 portal and not on term 3 2021 as had earlier been communicated in the memo.

In this regard, all teachers are expected to fill term 2 2021.

3. It has come to the attention of the Commission that some teachers have already appraised themselves and surprisingly have been appraised for term 2 2021. This is contrary to the TPAD Calendar of activities which provides the TPAD process.

The Heads of Institution were required to have customized the TPAD Calenadr proided in the TPAD online system and shared these requirements with the teachers when the schools were opened.

The Heads of Institution were required to have customized the TPAD Calendar provided in the TPAD online system and shared these requirements with the teachers when the schools were opened.

4. Lesson Observation

The TPAD online system provides for lesson observation which should be done at least once in a term.

However, it has been noted that some teachers have already uploaded data for last term (term 2 2020) in the current term (term 2 2021).

This should be discouraged as it should be done each term and as per the period of the term.

5. Missing schools

A list of schools missing from the TPAD system in your respective Counties should be submitted by 29th January 2021.

6. Mapping of schools

All teachers shuld be mapped in their respective schools, zones, sub-counties and counties respectively.

These rights have been assigned to the County Director and the County ICT officers.

7. A list of teachers yet to appear on TPAD online system should be submitted by 29th January 2021 (kindly provide their TSC numbers and workstations).

Teachers rights have been assigned to the County Director and county ICT officers.

8. Schools with no administrators

The County Director should assign right to teachers to act as deputies and heads of institutions so as to ensure that the appraisal process is completed at the school level.

9. Cancellation is done when there is consistency in the marks allocated and when there is suspicion of collusion between the appraiser and appraise and is only carried out by the countersigning officer.

There have been cases where teachers have complained about the cancellation of their appraisals.

Therefore, this function should always be done with utmost care and fairness.

10. Reversal

This option has been provided to TSC TPAD system administrators who can reverse a ‘not on duty’ procedure and also the appraisal especially when the teacher has chosen the wrong standards.

However, there have been many cases of not on duty which requires the teacher to indicate reasons why they are not on duty such as leaves.

It should be emphasized that the not on duty procedure is not a one off button and therefore cannot be chosen by mistake.

Therefore, teachers should be asked to be keen as they fill in the appraisal.

Also recorded are the cases of teachers who have chosen SNE standards.

Once the case is checked, it is noted that the tecahers have already been appraised and even have a TPAD score.

Once an appraisal has been rated by the appraiser, it cannot be reversed.

Bring this information to the attention of your officers.




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