The Teachers Service Commission (TSC) set the Teachers Performance Appraisal and Development (TPAD) deadline on the 23rd of July 2021, a week after schools closed for the ongoing one-week holiday.
According to a trusted source, there are still some teachers who do not complete filling TPAD and have never seen punishment imposed on them.
TSC directed teachers to complete the filling and submission of TPAD ratings for the third term of the 2020 academic year by the 23rd of July 2021.
The same applied to the Performance Contract (PC) forms for the third term for Heads of Schools.
The schools’ academic calendar had to be rescheduled following the prolonged closure of all learning institutions till October last year. The government closed all learning institutions in March last year after the first case of the novel COVID-19 pandemic was reported in the country.
At the moment teachers are racing against time and a slower TPAD system as many teachers are rushing to complete the exercise by tomorrow so as to meet the deadline.
According to the Commission, the Teachers had varied offenses ranging from having TPAD awaiting submission or appraisal or the principal’s countersigning or that TPAD filling was incomplete.
TSC proceeded to issue show cause letters to the teachers over TPAD-related offenses.
In Term two of the 2020 academic year (term 2) teachers were given until the 6th of April 2021 to ensure that they have appraised submitted their ratings online. TSC then closed TPAD 2 for the second term on 6th of April 2020.
Following the release of term dates for the year 2021, the Teachers Service Commission (TSC has given specific timelines when teachers shall perform various activities on TPAD.
These activities shall be done at the institution level.
TPAD Calendar of Activities at the Institution Level
|S/NO||TPAD Activity||Action By||Time Frame|
|1.||Planning meetings before school opening involving all staff to set school TPAD Activity calendar||Heads of Institutions, Senior Management Team, Teachers||By last week of the school holiday.|
|2.||Submission of professional documents||Head of an institution All Teachers||By the end of the first week of the term|
Undertaking lesson observations and identifying and documenting teacher’s professional gaps
|Appraisees and appraisers||Between 2nd-week ad 10th|
|4.||Undertaking teacher professional development to address professional gaps|
Appraises, appraisers, institutional administrators
|Throughout the term; from 1st week to the last week of the term|
Internal Monitoring & Evaluation of the implementation of the TPAD process.
|Heads of an institution, Deputy Head of Institution, Heads of Department||Continuous throughout the term|
Monitoring the implementation of TPAD Process at the county level; zonal, sub-county & county
|Curriculum Support Officers, Sub County Directors, and County Directors|
Throughout the term; from 1st week to the last week of the term
|7.||TPAD rating meetings||Appraise (teachers) and appraiser (HODs, deputy heads, Heads of Institution, CSOs, SCD)||By the closing date of the term|
|8.||Uploading of TPAD data and evidence.||Appraise (teachers) and appraiser (HODs, deputy heads, Heads of Institution, CSOs, SCD)||Throughout the term|