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1 Mike Thiruman Teacher Email: mthiruman@stu.org.sg

2 Teaching Profession’s Future Potential Content Knowledge + Passionate about Learning & Learner’s future +Practice Critical + Deliberate + Evaluated + Continuous =Performance Teacher+Teaching = Teaching Profession 2

3 Slide 3 Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. The Teacher Growth Model Ethical Educator Competent Professional Collaborative Learner Transformational Leader Community Builder 21st Century Teacher Outcomes Every Teacher, A Gem

4 MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore.  Future of the Teaching Profession must have: 1.Selective Teacher Recruitment 2.Teacher Preparation and Development 3.Teachers’ Careers: Retention, Recognition and Advancement 4.Growing Leaders 4

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7 MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. 7 Maintaining a Rigorous Centralised Selection Process Recruit based on both academic and non-academic qualities Rigorous 4-Stage Selection Process – 1 in 10 applicants eventually recruited and deployed *Currently, 85% or more candidates undergo a teaching stint before they enter NIE. The Ministry are working to increase this further.

8 MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore.  Structured Mentoring Programme BTs ◦ Induction at HQ, Cluster and School levels ◦ School-level mentoring & Buddy & Mentor System ◦ Lesson observation, Conferencing & Learning Programmes for BTs  BT Dialogues provides time and space for BTs to share their concerns and network with fellow BTs  Schools are encouraged to offload BTs in their first year from a fifth of their work

9 MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. 4 Key Strategies  Championing a Strong Professional Ethos  Fostering a Teacher-Driven Culture of Professional Excellence  Creating a Culture of Continuous Learning and Improvement  Strengthening Key Enablers of Professional Development 9

10 MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. 10 Principal Master Teacher Lead Teacher Master Teacher Principal Master Teacher Senior Teacher

11 MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. 11  Setting targets  Setting training and development plans  Formal mid-year review in Jun/ Jul  Monitoring  Coaching, feedback and support by supervisor (e.g. Head of Department)  Year-end appraisal interview  Review actual performance against planned performance  Evaluate performance and potential Multiple Input Self Reporting Officer Countersigning Officer Informal Guidance and Coaching Ministry/ School/ Department Workplan By Feb By Oct By Jun/Jul

12 MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. Performance-based compensation and advancement key to retain and spur talent Supervisors use centrally-defined guidelines to assess a teacher’s performance and potential for greater responsibilities This assessment guides career development and determines performance bonus and promotion eligibility But compensation alone is not enough –non- monetary forms of recognition is key too Teacher’s Day to honour teachers President’s Award for Teachers 12

13 MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore.  “The quality of an Education System cannot exceed the Quality of its Teachers”  Attracting and rigorously selecting high quality teachers is key  Teacher professional development – pre-Service and continual – is critical to building professionalism and a teacher-led culture of excellence  Competitive remuneration, performance-based recognition, multiple career pathways and structured performance management are key to retain, spur and guide the development of good teachers  Good leaders are critical, and need to be systematically identified, groomed and appraised over time 13

14 MOULDING THE FUTURE OF OUR NATION Copyright © Ministry of Education, Singapore. 14 Mike Thiruman President Singapore Teachers’ Union Email: mthiruman@stu.org.sg


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