Teacher Qualification Improvement (TQI)
This unit is responsible for the coordination of teacher qualifications improvement interventions which will ensure that teachers are suitably qualified to teach within a certain phase, grade or subject. It also offers a range of senior management courses to equip senior managers at school level for the task at hand. TQI coordinates a variety of teacher appreciation and acknowledgement events on an annual basis.
At Teacher Qualification Improvement (TQI) we strive to provide a wide range of programmes that focus on the combination of Management & Leadership, Continuing Professional Teacher Development (CPTD) and Teacher Recognition which lead to school improvements and quality management practices. This includes #PowerHour webinars as well as a series of webinars leading to World Teachers’ Day. The two core business areas of TQI are CPTD and Teacher Recognition at provincial and national level.
TASP (Teacher Appreciation and Support Programme)The TASP recognises the good work done by committed teachers during often challenging circumstances across the country. World Teachers’ Day and the National Teaching Awards (NTAs) are crucial milestones in the TASP programme as teachers are seen as the heartbeat of the nation.
Professional development programmes include Teacher Recognition, Bursaries, School Management & Leadership Development as well as CPTD in collaboration with the South African Council of Educators (SACE). The focus is to improve teacher qualification as well as the management and leadership in schools, all linking to professional development.