Continuous Professional Development

            Continuous Professional Development


The DSD has developed decentralized approach for effective implementation of the CPD frame work. All CPD activities are planned executed at the district level in the line with government policy of devolution. Support networks have been created to provide in-service training, follow up pedagogical support and mentoring to the primary school teachers to this end, each support district has been divided into clusters of schools. Each cluster consists of 25 to 30 schools within a radius of15km to 17km on average. In a cluster maximum 75 schools can be attached. C luster center is housed in centrally located high school or higher secondary school. These centers are called Cluster Training & Support Center (CTSC) in each CTSC two District Teacher Educator (DTEs) are deployed on average however maximum five DTEs can be placed at one cluster. The norm of allocation of posts of DTEs is 12 to 15 schools per DTE. Research has shown that professional Support System for teachers must be designed around the actual needs and experience of teachers.

                     Components of CPD

In CPD Frame work each individual has to perform following seven functions which are called components of CPD Model:
·         Mentoring
·         Training (Continuous Professional Development)
·         Reporting
·         Coordination
·         Monitoring assessment
·         Management

Functions of DTEs

·         Ensure Universal Primary Education campaign through 100% enrollment at Primary and Elementary levels.
·         Ensure zero drop-out at Primary, Elementary and Secondary levels.
·         Ensure 100% attendance of the staff and report daily absenteeism through e-mail or written to district and provincial authorities
·         Ranking of schools, head teachers and teachers on results and key performance indicators (KPIs) given in the letter
·         Arrange systematic co-curricular activities according to academic calendar
·         Ensure maintenance of school facilities like safe drinking water, furniture, toilets, building, cleanliness through school councils and staff
·         Ensure 100% implementation of English Medium scheme in schools
·         Ensure monthly periodic test of students on prescribed formats for preparation of PEC and Board Examination.
·         Conduct census of schools, staff and facilities
·         Work jointly with head teachers and teachers for achievement of targets of.
  Mentoring Areas
Max. Time
Teachers Dairy 
30 minutes
Assigning written work
30 minutes
Scheme of work (Taleemi  Calendar)
30 minutes
Activity – based teaching and learning
30 minutes
Use of support material (Writing board, low / no cost materials)
30 minutes
Students’ assessment
30 minutes
Interaction with students
30 minutes
Enhance to lesson plan
30 minutes
Classroom management
30 minutes
Note : All areas should be addressed during one visit

Ranking Indicators for Primary School


Ranking indicators
Enrolment increase 10%
(0.5 mark for each%)&drop out 0% (0% 5 marks, 1% 4.5 marks, 2% 4 marks, 3% 3 marks, 4% 3 marks, 10% or grater 0 marks)
Percentage of attendance for students above 80% and for staff above 90%
Percentage of monthly test record results communication above 50%
Percentage of average marks obtained by each student in school above 50%
Competition / PT
Cleanliness percentage of students, staff and institution + plantation
AV Aids + HW checking
Ranking of students and staff displayed
Use of library books+ Science  kit+ Display of students work
Maintenance of school facilities like drinking water, furniture, toilets, building

Continuous Assessment of Students’ Learning

This initiative is part of DSD’s continuous professional support for teachers through continuous mentoring. Main purpose is to record students’ academic achievements through monthly assessment.

Objectives of Monthly Assessment Initiative:

·         To motivate teachers for the implementation of SLOs based Taleemi  Calendar
·         To judge progress of students on SLOs
·         To provide feedback to teachers and parents on students’ achievement
·         To identify issues of curriculum and its coverage
·         To mentor teachers on assessment
·         To analyze issues  of enrollment, dropout  and student attendance
Continuous Assessment Process:
·         During the first four working days of each month DTE conducts a monthly test in class 3,s & 5.
·         He / She completes assessment activity in three neighbouring schools in one day according to plan.
·         He / She provides answer sheets to other school for marking. (Each school receives other school’s papers for marking)
·         After collection DTE makes 10% rechecking using software provided by DSD.
·         He / She enters marks in CTSC File and provides result & marked answer sheets to school before 10th of every month
·         Head teacher’s working is assessed on the basis of indicators provided in CTSC File.
Head teachers are required to provide full support, cooperation and guidance for proper implementation of the assessment process.

Benefits of Continuous Assessment Initiative:

·         Provides motivation to the teachers to enhance student learning
·         Strengthens student learning as it is based on SLOs
·         Acknowledges and celebrates student achievement
·         Earns  prestige for the school where students are doing well.
·         Evaluates and assesses curriculum gaps and issues
·         Provides guidance to teachers on effective curriculum coverage and completion

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