MOE initiatives bearing fruit
The initiatives being rolled out in primary and secondary schools are bearing fruit and will be reflected in the examination results of students. This is according to the Honourable Anthony Garcia, Minister Education. Two such initiatives identified by Minister Garcia are the Penmanship with a Purpose and Clinical Supervision.
Addressing a news conference on Tuesday 27th March, 2018, Mr. Garcia expressed confidence that these initiatives are benefitting students at all levels.
“We have been talking quite a lot over the last few weeks about efforts to ensure that children within our schools are properly taught and we have put things in place to support our students from Infants One, right on to Sixth Form in Secondary schools, we have done quite a lot and we have achieved remarkable success, in fact I am quite sure, when this year’s results, at the SEA, CSEC & CAPE are released, we will see a marked improvement in the performance of our students,” he said.
Highlighting the issue of clinical supervision, Ministry Garcia stressed that clinical supervision has never been expected or designed to be punitive, but is always an effort to assist teachers in the development of their pedagogicalskills and delivery.
“When we talk about clinical supervision and we look at a teacher in the classroom, it isn’t only the imparting of knowledge to the students, but most importantly it is the reception to that knowledge that is being parted by the teachers and therefore everything that occurs in a classroom or outside of actual teaching, forms part of clinical supervision.” he noted.
Minister Garcia said curriculum officers will be visiting schools on a more regular basis to meet with teachers and provide the necessary support and analysis, all in an effort to assist teachers in quality teaching.