At the school level, the process of identifying and selecting mentors, coaches, and champions has already begun.
The Commission has asked schools to identify and provide the names and contact information for their mentors, coaches, and champions.
The previous data submitted, according to the employer, was biased and full of inaccuracies because it did not capture correct details as necessary.
“It should be noted that certain schools have designated Mentors and Coaches as teachers with less than three (3) years of experience. Please note that all teachers with less than three (3) years of experience are considered mentees and so cannot serve as a Coach or Mentor,” the Commission stated in a document.
TSC has required that schools identify and transmit details of the instructors who will function as Mentors, Coaches, and Champions in an excel file as part of the new directive.
TSC expects a total of 22, 239 teachers, including newly hired teachers and leaders of institutions, to participate in the Induction, Mentorship, and Coaching (TIMEC) program.
The employer’s goal is to eliminate teacher indiscipline and increase classroom instruction, retention, and learning outcomes.
Field Officers, who would play a vital role in the program’s implementation, were trained first.
“The Induction, Mentorship, and Coaching program is expected to improve teacher effectiveness, job satisfaction, commitment, improved classroom instruction, teacher retention, and improved learning outcomes,” Mukui David, the Commission’s Field Services Directorate, said during the program’s rollout.
The program, according to the Commission, looks at prevention and mitigation approaches to managing teacher professional conduct and performance.