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2020-03-25
Newsletter 239 - School Development & Improvement Planning 2006-2009 - PART 15


9 SCHOOL INTERNAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (SIQMS)

Assumptions

? SIQMS focus on curriculum implementation
? SIQMS does not replace existing departmental assessment policy
? Bridge the strategic gap between planning and implementation
? Peer moderation (between two or more schools)
? This gap implies
? Monitoring and evaluation
? Supervision
? Moderation
? Reviews
? SIOMS is evidence-based
? Links directly with school assessment policy
? SIQMS is statutory requirement, duty and obligation of educator and management
? SIOMS to ensure
? Policy compliance
? Curriculum planning
? Curriculum implementation
? Pace-setting and progress
? Good practice
? Standard-setting
? Benchmarking

Provisions

? Minimum standard
? Pre-progression, promotion and validation
? Internal supervision
? Internal moderation
? Internal review and reflection (reflective practice)
? Appeals (internal and external)
? Reporting

PRE-PROGRESSION & PROMOTION

? Schedule of visitation by MFT – April/May & August/September & October
? April/May – meeting to discuss requirements, learners at risk of the previous year, early identification of learners at risk (current year) – no learner portfolio required, educator portfolio (record) a requirement, register a requirement
? September & October – meeting to make final judgment about learners at risk, learner portfolio a requirement, educator portfolio (record) a requirement

VALIDATION
? November/December
? Schedule of visitation by the IMG Manager
? Preparation done by the school
? Meeting between IMG Manager and Principal
? Schedules moderated by class educator, Head-of-Departments, Deputies, Principal (evidence)
? Two copies of all schedules (signed) – copies to be bound appropriately secured (no loose pages)
? Two copies of “validation certificate” (signed)
? IMG Manager to lock-off on CEMIS
? IMG Manager and Principal to sign-off.

INTERNAL SUPERVISION & MODERATION

What needs to be supervised/ moderated?
? Educator portfolio (planning and records)
? Learner portfolio
? Regular subject/learning area or phase/grade meetings (record minutes)
? Regular review and reflection
? Curriculum implementation (on two-weekly basis) – develop a monitoring tool (check-list)
? Assessment tasks
? CAS/year-marks

Who needs to supervise/moderate?

? Head-of-Department
? Subject/Learning Area Head
? Senior teacher
? Master teacher
? Phase/Grade Head
? Deputy
? Principal

Evidence?

? The Supervisor’s/Moderator’s signature
? Use a monitoring tool (check-list – allow for qualitative comments)

How often?
? Minimum twice per term

 



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