NTC Rank based training topics for all licensed in-service teachers in GES

By | February 13, 2022


The licensing of teachers started the last year 2021 by the management of the National Teaching Council (NTC) of which the majority of teachers in various regions have received their license. Starting from 2023 most teachers will have to renew their license based on the CPD points obtained from either professional courses or workshops or professional learning communities and other CPD activities.

But there are mandatory courses for all teachers in their respective ranks to attend before they renew their license. Heads of Basic schools and curriculum leaders are required to take this rank-based training into account when drawing the school professional learning community action plan.

Teachers should however note that for a particular rank, all topics must be completed in continuous professional development (CPD) cycle of 3years. Below are the respective ranks in Ghana Education Service and the course a teacher is supposed to complete in the given license year period.

RANK 1 _ SUPERINTENDENT II
i. Use of reflective logs in teaching
ii. Motivation for self-directed study and
needs
iii. Assessment for professional planning and growth
iv. Teaching and
learning strategies- creative approaches, group work, questioning, talk for
learning.
v. ICT integration in teaching and learning.

RANK 2_ SUPERINTENDENT I
i. Mentoring and Coaching skills
ii. Leadership for Learning skills
iii. Demonstrating understanding of school improvement plans and budgeting.
iv. Guidance and Counselling skills for supporting students
v. Report writing

RANK 3_ SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT II
i. Examination item writing and management
ii. School curriculum policy development and reviews
iii. Building partnership in community learning
iv. Supporting the use of learning resources including emerging technologies
v. Supporting and engaging in collaborative learning for professional development
vi. Team building for school improvement
vii. School leadership qualities and skills

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RANK 4 _ SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT I
i. Integrating ICT and other technologies in school administration and governance
ii. Leadership for learning
iii. Conflict resolution at school
and district levels
iv. Proposal writing for school support
v. Clinical supervision in schools
vi. Promoting teacher motivation for improved quality education
vii. Basic principles in the planning, data collection, and management
viii. Demonstrating understanding of roles of local government policies in education

RANK 5 _ PRINCIPAL SUPERINTENDENT
i. Knowledge of procurement laws
ii. Knowledge of GES and MOE
organograms and working principles
iii. EMIS data interpretation and
knowledge of its implications for school improvement
iv. Policy development and reviews at school, district, regional and national levels
v. Change management skills (Leadership for Change)
vi. Team building for wider organizational development

RANK 6 _ ASSISTANT DIRECTOR II
i. Strategic planning and management in education
ii. Communication skills (oral and written) for dealing with policy makers and writing policy
documents and memoranda
iii. Time management skills
iv. Principles and
practice of stakeholder partnership relationships
v. Demonstrating understanding of labour laws and working with trade unions
vi. Knowledge of financial regulations
vii. Public policy formulation
and promoting social accountability in the education sector
viii. Principles of dialogue and negotiation ix. Educational projects and programs management
x. Time and stress management (balancing work and pleasure)
xi. Planning, monitoring, and evaluation in sustainable development in education
xii. Stakeholder analyses and roles development
xiii. Implementing Quality Assurance and Accreditation systems in education

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