Presentation on theme: "The Five Year 10 Pillar Education Programme Presentation for the MEC’s Consultative Meetings 4th Sept 2014."— Presentation transcript:
1 The Five Year 10 Pillar Education Programme Presentation for the MEC’s Consultative Meetings 4th Sept 2014
2 The Consultation Cycle Gauteng Executive Committee (Cabinet)The Ruling PartyGauteng CaucusLegislatureTeacher UnionsLearner FormationsNon Governmental Organizations and Faith Based Org.Opposition PartiesNational MinisterNational Minister and MEC’sGDE Management and StaffSchool PrincipalsSchool Governing BodiesSchool Governing Body AssociationsSociety
3 Our Vision Ensuring every learner does well at school and leaves our institutions with the knowledge, skills and qualifications that will give them the best chance of success in adult life.Our MissionTo ensure quality learning and teaching take place in the classroom every day3
14 Learner Performance - Grade 3 Grade 3 learners achieved a pass percentage of 55% in literacy, exceeding the annual target of 46% and 59% in mathematics exceeding the annual target of 57%. There was an increase in literacy from 2011 to 2012 but a slight decrease was noted in However, in numeracy a constant increase was observed.Grade 3 learners achieved a pass percentage of 55% in literacy, exceeding the annual target of 46% and 59% in mathematics exceeding the annual target of 57%.There was an increase in literacy from 2011 to 2012 but a slight decrease was noted in However, in numeracy a constant increase was observed.
15 Learner Performance - Grade 6 Grade 6, learners achieved a pass percentage of 61% for Home Language and 52% for First Additional Language this exceeds the annual target of 51% and 45% for Mathematics which exceeds the national average of 40%.In 2013, an increase is clearly evident in Eng FAL, Home Lang as well as in Mathematics when compared to 2011.Grade 6, learners achieved a pass percentage of 61% for Home Language and 52% for First Additional Language this exceeds the annual target of 51%45% for Mathematics which exceeds the national average of 40%.In 2013, an increase is clearly evident in Eng FAL, Home Lang as well as in Mathematics when compared to 2011.
16 Learner Performance - Grade 9 Grade 9 learners achieved a pass percentage of 44% for Home Language and 40% for First Additional Language. Mathematics is a focal point for the coming academic year as learners achieved a pass percentage of 15%. A decrease in language is evident and an increase in Mathematics although the score for maths is extremely low. However, the Gauteng Average is higher than National Average.Grade 9 learners achieved a pass percentage of 44% for Home Language and 40% for First Additional Language.Mathematics is a focal point for the coming academic year as learners achieved a pass percentage of 15%.A decrease in language is evident and an increase in Mathematics although the score for maths is extremely low. However, the Gauteng Average is higher than National Average.
17 Learner Performance – Improvement in TIMSS South Africa participated in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS) which is an assessment of the mathematics and science knowledge. In South Africa the knowledge of Grade 9 learners were tested in 2002 and South Africa as a whole showed a substantial improvement in the average scores for both subjects in the 2011 tests. There was an improvement of 63 points from 285 to 348 for mathematics and an increase of 60 points from 267 points to an average score of 327. The three top performing provinces in both mathematics and science in TIMSS 2011 were the Western Cape, Gauteng and Northern Cape.In the majority of provinces, the average score has increased since 2002 in mathematics, with the highest increase reported by Gauteng with 86 points from 303 in 2002 to 389 in 2011 making Gauteng the second best performer after Western Cape keeping in mind that the Western Cape experienced a decrease in its score when compared to In science as well, Gauteng recorded the highest increase from an average score of 301 in 2002 to 387 points in Again, making Gauteng the second best performer behind the Western Cape which experienced a decrease as well in science.
18 School Support No-fee Schools The Department successfully increased the number of no-fee schools to schools, supporting learners.NSNPThe Department successfully extended the NSNP to all no-fee schools in the province.The Department provided nutrition to a total of learners.Scholar TransportThe Department provides scholar transport to learners in the province.School SafetyThrough the ESSP, 5887 patrollers were appointed at schools.A total of schools have been linked to Police Stations across the province.Safety Committees have been established in all schools.
19 Skills Development Public Sector Training Learnerships and Internships The Department has, since 2009, trained a total of 97 242 public servants across all Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG) departments.Learnerships and Internships8133 learners benefitted from workplace experience facilitated by the Department.In 2012 and 2013, community members and unemployed youth were employed as patrollers in schoolsunemployed youth, that had completed matric, were provided with employment opportunities to assist learners with homework and sports, arts and culture afterschool activities.unemployed youth applications have been scanned and captured on the database.Bursaries and Career GuidanceBursaries: bursaries have been issued to learners from no-fee schools.Career Guidance: Since 2009 career guidance programmes was provided to more than 284 000 learners.19
20 KEY CHALLENGES Rapid urbanisation – sporadic growth Expansion in infrastructure – demand for classroom space, laboratories, ICT infrastructure and administrative blocks at schools.Improve quality learning outcomeLanguage , mathematics and science for teaching and learningIntroduction of African languages in schoolsKey budget shortfallsPersonnelLTSM for universal access (including ICT in schools)School funding for municipal servicesSchool Sport, Arts and Culture activitiesSchool HealthQuality improvement programmes into the District Model.Scholar Transport20
22 Game-changers (1) Improving performance of township schools Improving quality of education – Grade 12 passrate 90%, increase bachelor passes and improve ANA performance (75% of learners achieving the required performance)Improve performance in mathematics and science - 75%Mainstreaming of SSIP and GPLMSExpand Grade R and strengthen ECD ServicesICT – Building the Classroom of the FutureConnectivity in each classroom, create an information hub, ensure infrastructure , equipment and support to schools.Smart classrooms with access to computers and broadband internetImprove basic infrastructure making schools clean and safePilot the 21 Schools Model – improve performance, schools of the future and development and support to schools (Model C ) to compete with the Best Independent (private) schools.Provide to ensure a non-racial education systemTwinning and acquisitions of schools so that all learners irrespective of their background can share resources and experiences.
23 Game-changers (2) Strengthen educator recruitment and provisioning Intensify and promote skills for the economyManufacturing and related skillsBusiness and Financial Related SkillsEngineering SkillsCreative Industry and related skillsBridge between formal education/training and the work place - Response of education to incubate skills:Investment in maths and science and related fields of studyImprove the quality of passes in all phasesBursaries to deserving learnersEradicate illiteracy through AETSynergy between the Province and FET/HEI through GCRAInvestment in Technical High SchoolsMassified career counselling and education interventionGreater partnership between the education sector and industry to build skills required for the economy
25 Key Principles Strategic Thrust Mandate: Integrity, Honesty and Trust Activist DepartmentEnsuring High Standard Service DeliveryMandate:NDPG2055ANC ManifestoService Delivery Model/ Delivery Agreement, Education Action PlanCabinet principles of integrity and honesty, activist department ensuring that service delivery is paramount and people benefitAnd mandate driven by key Government papers and policies.
26 1. Government’s Planning Framework How the sector plan relates to other plans (and reports):Sector planAction Plan to 2019: Towards the realisation of Schooling 2030NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANIndependent analysis conducted by DBEMedium Term Strategic FrameworkDBE and PED five-year strategic plansPeriodic reports on progress in the sector (see e.g and 2013 reports on DBE website)PresidencyKey documents which should become more credibleDBE and PED annual performance plansDBE and PED annual reportsPED quarterly sector reportsProcesses and formats for these still not sufficiently clear
27 2. The NDP Expanded access to ECD Provide inclusive education: all children with disabilities have access to quality educationEncourage sports and physical educationRevitalise arts and culture in schoolsLearners’ home language should be used as a medium of instruction for a longer period90% of learners in grades 3, 6 and 9 must achieve 50% or more in the ANAIncrease the number of enrolments in Maths and Sciencelearners being eligible for a Bachelors programme with Maths and Science
28 Introduce performance contracts for principals and deputy principals Change the pay structure of teachersDeployment of teachers to teach where they are neededTeacher development: Expose teachers to the use of technology in their trainingPlacement of Funza Lushaka graduatesEradicating inappropriate infrastructureTracking of learner performance through ANAKeeping curriculum changes to a minimumSupport to School Governing BodiesSuccessful completion of grade 12QLTC to be more focused2. The NDP…
29 3. Mangaung ResolutionsAccelerate the implementation of the ECD programme through:Ensuring universal access for at least four (4) years of ECD; and Training of qualified teachers for Grade RStrengthen and implement policies and programmes on:Eradication of drug abuse and alcohol in use; Sexuality education in schools; provision of Sexual and Reproductive Health Services and family planning for the youth; and reduction of Learner Pregnancy; drop-out rates, gangsterism, and vulnerability, including incidence of bullyingPromote school sport; focus on indigenous and grassroots sport development; and ensure access to sport facilities by people with disabilitiesContinue mainstreaming disabled people in schools and establishing full servicesDevelopment of an indigenous language policyImproving the performance of learners in Maths and Science
30 Increase the number of Grade 12 and University entrance passes Accelerate the uptake and usage of the ICT toolsReview the remuneration and conditions of employment of education professionalsMatch teaching skills and competenciesDevelop post provisioning norms informed by socio-economic context and curricula needsProfile all educators on the basis of their qualification and experienceEstablish a stable system to avoid yearly movements of teachersAdopt a centralized approach in the procurement of LTSMExpand the capacity to print text books and workbooks and own their intellectual propertyDeal with school Infrastructure urgently and in an integrated manner3. Mangaung…
31 3. Mangaung…A rigorous monitoring and evaluation of performance in the education sectorAssess and evaluate all teachers, principals and deputy principalsRefine, improve and enhance IQMSAddress both content knowledge and methodology when training teachersTeachers, principals and all officials in the system must be held accountableThe funding model is endorsed with special emphasis on a bias toward poor communitiesBoth government and unions to cooperate to stamp out ill-disciplineReview of the matric pass requirements and the ANA resultsReview SGB’ policies and legislation to avoid exclusionSupport must be provided to multi-grade schoolsIncrease retention, progression, and completion rates in the sectorJob Creation Initiatives
32 4. Manifesto 2014 PrioritiesWe will work towards realising two years of compulsory pre-school education and strive for fuller integration of Grade R educators in the post and remuneration structureWe will strengthen coordination between departments responsible for early childhood development, and the non-profit and private sectors. School safety programmes will be implemented to ensure learner well-beingA phased-approach to the introduction of compulsory African languages in schools will be adoptedWe will continue to work towards the eradication of illiteracy through the Kha Ri Gude Mass Literacy programmeWe will introduce mobile devices like tablets into schools to distribute learning contentConnect all schools through broadband by 2020
33 4. Manifesto…We will introduce mobile devices like tablets into schools to distribute learning content.We aim to ensure that every child has a textbook for every learning area, and that the retrieval of textbooks is improved1000 new schools will be built to expand access to educationWe will provide interventions, through curriculum and assessment policies, to improve performance in our schools.We will continue our campaign to ensure good discipline and accountability in our schoolsTeacher development will receive ongoing attentionWe will maintain the upward trend in the Mathematics pass rate while improving the quality of those passesAccess to an early learning stimulation programme before the foundation phase of formal schooling for a million families
34 5. Sector PlanIn early Action Plan to 2019: Towards the realisation of Schooling was completed(goals and targets kept the same or similar to those in the previous sector plan).Overall purpose of the plan:Take forward the goals and spirit of the NDP.Provide a coherent and evidence-based account of the challenges and opportunities facing the sector, aimed at all stakeholders.Provide strategic guidance, drawing from the NDP, to provincial and DBE planners, also non-government actors working with the sector.Provide evidence to South Africa and the world that we take the development of the country’s human resources seriously, that we know what it takes to build a prosperous and poverty-free future.
35 6. MTSFThe MTSF is a strategic plan of national government for the 2014 – 2019 electoral termIt reflects the actions outlined in the NDP, and key actions from other government plans, such as the New Growth Path (NGP), the Industrial Action Plan Policy (IPAP), and the National Infrastructure Plan.The MTSF is a plan which links the five year strategic plans of individual national and provincial departments, municipalities and public entities, and aims to achieve a clear line of sight between plans across all spheres.This five years’ focus will be built around the MTSF outputs
36 6. MTSF…The MTSF therefore includes measures to:- Improve capacity in government in key areas of weakness.Strengthen coordination within government and to make sure that government policies and programmes are better aligned.Strengthen performance management.- Improve implementation-level planning, including using the Malaysian Big Fast Results methodology.
37 7. MTSF: Performance Management The President will enter into new Performance Agreements with each Minister.These will contain the key indicators and targets from the MTSF relevant to each Minister.The same indictors and targets will be put into the performance agreements of DGs and senior officials.Performance assessments of Ministers and senior officials will be based on the degree to which these targets have been achieved.The Minister and MECs will sign a Delivery Agreement for the sector.
38 6. MTSF Outputs in the next five years Output 1: Improved quality of teaching and learning through development, supply and effective utilisation of teachers.Output 2: Improved quality of teaching and learning through provision of adequate, quality infrastructure and Learning and Teaching Support Materials (LTSM).Output 3: Improving assessment for learning to ensure quality and efficiency in academic achievementOutput 4: Expanded access to Early Childhood Development and improvement of the quality of Grade R, with support for pre-Grade R provisionOutput 5: Strengthening accountability and improving management at the school, community and district level.Output 6: Partnerships for education reform and improved quality.6. MTSF Outputs in the next five years
39 GDE Strategic Drivers Pillar 1: Curriculum and Assessment Development Pillar 2: Teacher Provision and SupportPillar 3: Leadership and ManagementPillar 4: Infrastructure Development and maintenancePillar 5: Planning, finance and resourcingPillar 6: ICT in EducationPillar 7: Social CohesionPillar 8: School functionality including community involvementPillar 9: Skills DevelopmentPillar 10: Access to quality Early Child Development (ECD)39
40 Strategic Framework for 2014-2019 Planning, finance and resourcesSocial CohesionSupport from ParentsPost Schooling Training and EducationCurriculum and Assessment DevelopmentTeacher Provision and SupportLearner Performance grades 3, 6, 9, 12Improved Learner AttainmentMake Schools AttractiveEffective classroom PracticeLeadership and ManagementSchool functionality including community involvementICT in EducationAccess to quality Early Child Development (ECD)Infrastructure Development and maintenancePartnerships40
41 Pillar 1: Curriculum and Assessment Development Core pillar and priority of the Department - Oversight and support in the delivery of curriculum in the classroom.The Department will consolidate the achievements made but ensure that there is consistency and progress.Improve on learner performance in Grade 12 (90% pass rate)Improve in all ANA scores – 75% of learners performing at the required level)Improve performance in mathematics and scienceAccountability sessions with school managementStrengthened Subject Advisors to support schools.41
42 Pillar 2: Teacher Provisioning and Support It’s to strengthen and solidify the direct support to teachers, by using coaches.Enhance Teacher Development – in realising the goals of the curriculum and improving learner attainment.Recruitment policy that ensures the Best Teachers are in Gauteng.We will make certain that teachers are in attendance.Take swift action against teachers who have been absent for a long time, for disciplinary issues, etc.Create Permanent Labour Dispute Office.90 Day turnaround on all labour dispute matters.Personnel in excess will be resolved and cleared.Fill vacant posts, especially in Finance, HR and ICT.Appointment on merit – competence, trust and integrity.Panel for Appointments – selection process and monitoring:monitor principal postsAppointment of all Deputy Director and Chief Education Specialist posts42
43 Pillar 3: Leadership and Management Virtual Districts: The district office/support will be repositioned to give deepened support to school management:Good District Management as districts are solely responsible for curriculum and core issues in support of schools.The role of HR and Finance should be a central function enhanced by ICTManagers take responsibility of their functions in supporting schools – resources to schools are provided timeously.Work with integrity and honesty – in all aspects including recruitment, appointments, procurement.Any unsavoury involvement in appointments needs to be confronted and action taken against the perpetrators.Statutory and policy compliance are non negotiable.43
44 Pillar 4: Infrastructure Development Ensure that the Basics are available and functioning in all schools in Gauteng.Functional Toilets - will ensure that all block toilets are cleared with immediate effect,All schools have running water and electricity,development and maintenance.A change of focus is required on how Infrastructure Development and Maintenance is rolled and prioritised, that includes the former Model C schools so that they can compete with successful Independent Schools but critically ensuring that all parents and learners have access to these schools.21 Schools Model - Prove necessary resources and support:11 Dysfunctional Schools – in 9 focus areas are provided the support, resources and model to achieve high learner attainment6 Schools: Becoming the Model School of the Future6 Schools with high admission enrolment - that competes with and performs better than the top Independent SchoolsThese public schools in the suburbs with high application will be given the necessary resources to admit more learners and compete effectively.Model all new schools on this Smart Model School design.Prioritisation and addressing backlogs such as classrooms and laboratories .Norms and standards for infrastructure is implemented and monitored.GDE Plan v444
45 Pillar 5: Planning, Finance and Resourcing The Department will reprioritise the NPNC budget and resourcing to schools to ensure that 80% of the budget and resourcing go to schools and 20% at office level.The department will ensure that it provides resources where it is needed.Information for planning and decision making - Data Systems responsiveness and sufficiently supportive of business processes, provisioning needs and planning.Strengthened the 30 Day payment process.45
46 Pillar 6: ICT in Education Implement an ICT in Education Solution:1. Connectivity – All schools have connectivity through State Infrastructure at the classroom level – all learners in the classroom have access to connectivity.eLearning Solution – create a hub of information,Content knowledge that will assist teachers in curriculum deliveryLearners have access to learning material, workbooks and other subject matter.ICT Infrastructure and Equipment to schools, namely iPads/ Tablets/ Desktops that will be utilised by learners in the classroom.Support of equipment/procurement will be done by a centralised procurement agency to ensure the smooth and efficient process of support to schools.5. Teacher Development in the ICT sphere – Training of educators in the use of the equipment .46
47 Pillar 7: Social Cohesion The need to ensure a non-racial education system, not two quasi systems. It is a fundamental driver that all learners have equal and fair access to any public school in the provinceThere will be twinning and acquisitions of schools so that all learners irrespective of their background can share resources and experiences.School Sports – Prioritise Soccer, Rugby, Cricket and Netball – however athletics and other sporting codes will still be given the necessary support.Gauteng School Sports leagueAgreement with municipalities to maintain playing fields.School Psych-Social Support – Introduce Medical Wednesdays at schools – social workers/nurses at schools to assist learners.The HIV/AIDS Grant must respond to these challenges.All learners in Q1-3 school have access to dignity packs.NSNP – explore the possibility of providing learners with Nutrition in non contact time feeding (weekend/school holidays)School Safety – introduce a Direct Line for emergency calls that will direct the Rapid Response Team to address emergency issues.47
48 Pillar 8: School Functionality including community Involvement School Functionality will deal with stakeholders, especially SGBs and support from community.A proposal that every Executive Member to be linked (adopt) to a school for year.Strengthen the stakeholder and community involvement in education and their support to schools.Partnerships with various organisations and stakeholders to strengthen education in the province.48
49 Pillar 9: Skills Development The Plan is to significantly upscale skills development in the province in partnership with the Gauteng Department of Economic Development, SETAs and the private sectors in line with the Gauteng Economic Development Strategy. This will be undertaken through:The Master Skills Plan, FET and AET Sectors and the technical high schools .The department will develop management and leadership competencies in the provincial government departments to ensure skilled public servants who are committed to public good and prioritise national development and therefore realising the Gauteng City Region, e.g. partnering with CELAP (China) to realise this.Delivering priority skills programmes, to respond to the skills needs of Government in Gauteng and the economy.Provide bursaries to the top learners from poor backgrounds and intensify career counselling through Life Orientation lessons.Ensure capacity and skills strengthened that adressed the skill needs of the economy
50 Pillar 10: Access to quality Early Child Development (ECD) The priority will focus on:All learners have access to Grade R.Increasing access to quality Grade R and work with the Department of Social Development to introduce Pre-Grade RSocial Development to maintain and expand on Pre Grade RImproving the quality and effectiveness of Grade R and pre-Grade R practitioners.The Department will strive to ensure that ECD services within the province are effectively planned, managed and coordinated.
52 Our Vision Ensuring every learner does well at school and leaves our institutions with the knowledge, skills and qualifications that will give them the best chance of success in adult life.Our MissionTo ensure quality learning and teaching take place in the classroom every day52
53 GDE Goals Current 2014/15 APP Goals Pillars Goal 1: Ensuring that Gauteng has effective schools and learning institutionsPillar 1: Curriculum and AssessmentPillar 2: Teacher provisioning and supportPillar 6: ICT in EducationPillar 10: Access to quality Early Child DevelopmentGoal 2: Ensuring that GDE Head and District Offices –provide relevant, coordinated and effective support.Pillar 3: Leadership and ManagementPillar 4: Infrastructure Development and MaintenancePillar 5: Planning Finance and ResourcingPillar 7: Social CohesionGoal 3: Enabling young people to make the transition from school to further education and/or work that provides further training opportunities.Pillar 9: Skills DevelopmentGoal 4: Strengthening partnerships with all stakeholders, resulting in education becoming a societal priority.Pillar 8: School functionality including community involvement
54 Key impacts to be achieved – 2014/15 Quality Basic EducationImprove quality of learning:Literacy and Numeracy (Grades 1-3)Language and Mathematics (Grade 4 -9)mathematics and science (Grades 10-12)Increase the number of passes in Grade 12Increase the number of passes with Bachelors
55 Goal 1: Ensuring that Gauteng has effective schools and learning institutions. Gauteng Primary Language and Mathematics StrategyGrade R expansionImproving Literacy and Numeracy in the Foundation PhaseImproving Language in the Intermediate PhaseImproving Mathematics in the Intermediate PhaseImproving Language in the Senior PhaseImproving Mathematics in the Senior PhaseImprove Mathematics and Science in the FET PhaseImprove the Grade 12 pass rateAnnual National AssessmentTeacher DevelopmentPillar 1: Advocacy and support of Pre-Service Education and TrainingPillar 2: Teacher development through In- Service Education and TrainingPillar 3: Teacher Development through Communities of Practice (COP)Pillar 4: Teacher development through Circuit Support Teams and Teacher Development Centres
56 Goal 2: GDE Head Office and Districts – Providing relevant, coordinated and effective support. Improving NutritionIncreasing access to schoolingImproving the condition of learningExtra School Support ProgrammeSchool Safety ProgrammeSchool SportAccess to LTSME-LearningThe integrated strategy outlines GDE’s endeavours to upgrade its ICT capacity to:Improve curriculum delivery in classroomsImprove school managementBuild teacher capacity to use ICTImprove digital literacy and ICT skills in all school leaversEmbed a strong and integrated ICT SystemInclusive EducationEarly identification and support provisioningTeacher and staff developmentSchool Management and governance developmentStakeholder participationImproved school infrastructure
57 The Master Skills Plan is covered as follows: Goal 3: Enabling young people to make the transition from school to further education...The Master Skills Plan is covered as follows:Strengthen the Capacity of the Education System in GautengDevelop targeted interventions for responding to the skills needs of Government in Gauteng.Enable the Economic Growth of the Province through education, training and skills development.Partner with sector organisations to respond to the skills needs and provide access to work experience
58 Goal 4: Strengthening partnerships with all stakeholders, resulting in education becoming a societal priority.The Quality Learning and Teaching Campaign (QLTC)The Quality Learning and Teaching Campaign (QLTC) will continue to call on individuals and organisations to assume responsibility for improving the quality of education.SGB and RCL developmentThe Department will continue to support and develop elected SGBs and RCLs with the emphasis on improving management and leadership capacity in schools across the province.Extra School Support ProgrammeThe Department is extending the Extra School Support Programme with the intention of maximizing learner participation, as well as access and development in sports, especially in codes that schools were not previously exposed to.
59 Gauteng’s Quality Education Improvement Programmes Four targeted intervention programmes:Foundation phaseSenior primary phaseTransition from primary to secondary schoolSenior secondary intervention programmeFocus is on aligning the whole system to support these interventions and to ensure that we use our scarce resources in a targeted school based-approach that supports classroom practice.The interventions of the Department commits it to ensure that schools become centres of excellence through the building of a social compact for quality learning and to improve the quality of the public schooling system through training and skills development.This includes a strong focus on Early Childhood Development (ECD), creating universal access to Grade R, to improving learner performance through the promotion of SSIP, including Maths, Science, Technology and Languages (GPLMS) as well as improving human resources, increase skills development and closing the skills gap.
60 Pillars underpinning delivery of quality education Improving Teaching – We must make the teacher the focus of sustainable education change.Improving Resources – We must focus on the role of resources in improving the quality of learning.Improving Learner Achievement – We must focus on Learners and by implementing a sustainable strategy for improving Learner Achievement.Improving Curriculum and School Management through building the capacity of the system, schools, districts and head office, to ensure the learning if effectively managed to ensure quality learning takes place optimally.Standardised testing for grades 3, 6, 9 so that we are all clear of the standard and how we are doingParental support to assist with homework60
61 Strategies to support quality education The Gauteng Primary Language and Mathematics StrategyThe Gauteng Primary Language and Mathematics Strategy trains teachers to improve their delivery in the classrooms. Schools are provided with graded readers, workbooks and phonic programmes. Teachers also receive on-site support from coaches and mentors. Provide library services and library books to the underperforming schools in support of the strategies.The Secondary School Improvement ProgrammeThe SSIP programmes provides Grade 10, 11 and 12 learners in underperforming schools with supplementary tuition in ten subjects. over Saturdays and Holidays. We support Grade 10,11 and 12 learners in priority secondary schools. In addition, we are providing teachers from these underperforming schools with in-service training in subject areas where learners perform poorly. The SSIP programme also incorporates the Maths, Science and Technology Strategy which is designed to improve learner performance in MST subjects across all phases, especially in the FET phase.Grade R StrategyThe Strategy is a major breakthrough in improving the health, well-being and life opportunities of the children of our province. This strategy will ensure well targeted interventions to address social inequality that will give poorest children a better start in life. This will ensure that Grade R programmes benefit all children
62 Strategies to support interventions School Safety StrategyWe have put into place preventative programmes to ensure that all school are safe and conducive for learning . The programmes focuses on standardising school policies and procedures for dealing with threats, installation of adequate fencing and preventative programmes dealing with bullying and substance abuse . In collaboration with other security agencies ,we are closing illegal sheebeen near schools and undertaking search and seizure programmes in schools to control for weapons and drugs.Teacher DevelopmentThe strategy addresses the need to leverage Teacher development to effect qualitative improvements in MST, Literacy, School Safety, Inclusion and Grade R whilst not detracting from long range policy obligations such as IQMS, PMDS and the WSP.Parental and Community SupportCreating a supportive environment at home through the Parent/family support programme in underperforming primary and secondary schools. We are increasing after-school support for learning through the Extra School Support Programme in the underperforming primary schools. The aim is to create a supporting the holistic development of children through the by involving learners across the province with emphasis on highly depressed communities.
63 Educational Priorities and Improvement Programmes
65 Budget SummaryThe projected spending on the total education budget in the last financial year was R29.2 billion, and this has increased to R32.8 billion for the 2014/15 financial year.The education budget is projected to grow at a real average rate of 8.6 percent between 2014/15 and 2016/17. By the end of the 2014/15 MTEF, the education budget is projected to increase to R37.4 billion.
66 Growth in BudgetThe graph shows an over-all analysis of the precise flow of educational Budget from 2010/11 to 2016/17 providing a comparative overview of the expansion of education expenditure over a series of 7 years.
70 Overview of 2014/15 Budget and MTEF Estimates The projected spending on the total education budget in the last financial year was R29.2 billion, and this has increased to R32.8 billion for the 2014/15 financial year. The education budget is projected to grow at a real average rate of 8.6 percent between 2014/15 and 2016/17.The Department’s total allocated budget for the 2014/15 financial year amounts to R32.8 billion. The budget grew by 12.2 percent from a main appropriation of R29.2 billion in 2013/14; the percentage growth translates to a nominal rand value increase of R3.5 billion.A large portion of the recurrent expenditure is committed to employee compensation which amounts to R24.7 billion, an increase of 11.9 percent in payments for compensation.Transfers and subsidies to schools and other educational institutions amount to R3.7 billion whereas payments for capital assets increased from R1 billion in 2013/14 to R1.5 billion in 2014/15.Expenditure on goods and services decreased by 6.4 percent and still remains the second largest classification in the total allocated budget. The decrease in goods and services translates to a rand value of R199 million, from R3.1 billion to R2.9 billion.
76 Programme 1: Administration Key outputs and activitiesStrategic and Operational PlanningFacilitate the macro education planning; Monitoring and Evaluation of the 2009 – 2014 Plans and Performance Reviews; Evaluate the Quality of Education and Service Delivery; Provide decision support to the Executive Management; Knowledge ManagementFinancial ManagementEnsuring expenditure according to plan and cash flow requirements; Monitoring programme spending; ensuring Transfers are made timeously to schools; Monitoring Conditional Grant expenditure; Improve on procurement practices and ensuring timeous payment periods; Increase business that are owned by females, youth and people with disabilities.Human Resource ManagementTeacher development in the province across all 12 grades; GPG Leadership Training and Development; Managing Human Resource matters; Legal and labour Services; Transformation; Employee health and wellness; The district model and improved business processes.
77 Programme 1: BudgetThe Administration budget for the 2014/15 financial year amounts to R2.5 billion.Compensation of employees amounts to R2 billion showing an increase of 4.1 percent. Goods and Services is the second largest item under current payments. The 2014/15 allocation indicates an increase of 2.3 percent, a growth of R9.8 million. Payment for capital assets increased by R3.7 million.
80 Programme 2: Public Ordinary School Education (1) Key outputs and activitiesImproving the quality of Education in the Foundation PhaseThe Department will improve the quality of education in the Foundation Phase (Grades 1 – 3) by improving learner performance in Literacy and Numeracy. The implementation of First Additional Language in the Foundation Phase in Grades 1 – 3 (with an English Focus) and the new content areas in Life Skills have implications which will improve the quality of learning in the Phase.Improving the quality of education in the Intermediate PhaseThe GPLMS strategy in the Intermediate Phase will focus on language and mathematics assessment, teaching and learning, learner support and management support. Additional focus will be placed on the assistance and support of language and mathematics.Improve the quality of education in the Senior PhaseThe Intersen Strategy and the Secondary School Improvement Programme are implemented in the Senior Phase to improve the quality of Language, Mathematics, Science and Technology. Both strategies will offer support to 439 priority schools, and this will include direct support to Grade 8 and 9 learners.
81 Programme 2: Public Ordinary School Education (2) Key outputs and activitiesTeacher DevelopmentThe Gauteng Professional Teacher Development Strategy is the vehicle that the Gauteng Department of Education will use to respond to national and provincial teacher development initiatives aimed at qualitative improvements in Mathematics, Science and Technology, Literacy, School Safety, Inclusion, Grade R, as well as policy obligations such as the Integrated Quality Management System (IQMS) and Continuing Professional Teacher Development (CPTD).Annual National AssessmentThe Department will administer the 2014 ANA common assessments to measure learner performance in Grades 3, 6 and 9. The assessments will establish baseline information on the implementation of the Department’s strategies focussing on the provision of LTSM; teacher development; teacher support; assessments and extra school support programmes. The ANA results will also be used as benchmark to measure and track learner attainment in Grades 3, 6 and 9.Secondary School Improvement Programme (SSIP)The Secondary School Improvement Programme will include Grade 8-12 learners from 385 schools. The programme will focus on assessment as a core element in Mathematics, Life Science, Physical Science, Accounting, Geography, Economics, Mathematical Literacy, History, Business Studies and English FAL. The SSIP programme will also offer direct support to teachers by restarting of the Teacher Training & Support Programme and Expanded use of Broadcast Technology.
82 Programme 2: Public Ordinary School Education (3) Key outputs and activitiesEducation Support ServicesImproving NutritionThe Department will continue to provide a hot nutritious meal to all learners in no-fee primary and secondary schools.Increasing access to schoolingTo increase access to schooling the Department will expand its no-fee schools policy with an allocated budget that will increase to more than a R1 billion for the 2014/15 financial year. The Department will continue to provide scholar transport to 66,000 learners transporting them to 360 schools across the province.Improving the condition of learningThe Department’s infrastructure programme will focus on school maintenance, building of schools and the provision of mobile classrooms in high pressured areas.
83 Programme 2: Public Ordinary School Education (4) Key outputs and activitiesExtra School Support Programme The Extra School Support Programme (ESSP) will provide Grade 1-7 learners in no-fee schools with after-school support for homework and school sports beyond normal contact time.School Safety ProgrammeThe Department has identified 270 High Risk schools as priority schools for the 2014/15 financial year. Any type of intervention considered for schools should first be directed to these schools before others are included. The school safety programme will employ patrollers in all public schools to ensure the safety of the school environment.School SportSchool sport, arts and culture will continue in no-fee primary schools as part of the Extra School Support Programme (ESSP). The Department will be responsible for scheduling the employment of sport coordinators and the Department of Sports, Arts, Recreation and Culture (DSARC) will be responsible for the equipment, training and competitive sporting events.
84 Programme 2: BudgetSpending on public ordinary school education grew from R20.3 billion to R22.9 billion in 2014/15 representing an increase of 12.4 percent.Compensation for the employment budget grew from R17.4 billion in 2013/14 to R19.4 billion in 2014/15, a 11.7 percent growth rate which amounts to R2 billion.Goods and Services expenditure indicates a significant increase of 11.7 percent which translates to an increase of R151 million for the 2014/15 financial year.Transfers to institutions for the 2014/15 financial year have increased with 23.7 percent.
88 Programme 3: Independent School Subsidies Key outputs and activitiesThe Independent School Strategy encompasses the following broad outcomes:To ensure that all independent schools and home education learners are registered and comply with legislation.To ensure that schools that qualify for subsidy receive it in good time.To monitor and evaluate all independent schools.In achieving the broad outcomes of the programme the Department will:Increase its inspection, audit and oversight capacity to ensure that all subsidised schools use state funds to achieve the educational outcomes set out in the curriculum framework.Monitor the compliance of all independent schools to the conditions of registration.Enforce the regulation of all relocations to new sites by owners of independent schools.Process all new applications for registration in good time.Train all independent schools on CAPS and the writing of the 2014 ANA.Train and support independent schools with the implementation of the Assessment Policy Statements and the writing of ANA where required.
89 Programme 3: BudgetSubsidies to independent schools will increase with R24 million from R490 million in 2013/14 to R514 million in 2014/15 indicating a percentage increase of 4.9 percent.The subsidies to independent schools are directly linked to increased expenditure in Programme 2 as the policy is hard-normed, i.e. the budget of independent schools is directly derived from the per capita expenditure of public ordinary schools.
91 Programme 4: Public Special School Education Inclusive education is based on the principles of human rights and social justice for all learners; participation, social integration and redress; equal and equitable access to education; community responsiveness and cost effectiveness.The Gauteng Strategy for Early Identification and Support Provisioning to Learners experiencing barriers to learning will endeavour to achieve the following outputs:Screening of learners to identify barriers to learning and developmentIdentify learners in need of individualised learning support programmesIdentifying learners in need of alternative placement & find appropriate placementImplementation of individualised learning programmes and review of progressGeneral governance and management of schools in terms of inclusionPartnerships with stakeholders
92 Programme 4: BudgetThe budget for special school education grew by R205 million from R1.6 billion in 2013/14 to R1.8 billion in 2014/15, a percentage increase of 12.7 percent.The increase in employee compensation amounts to 15.1 percent from the 2013/14 budget to the 2014/15 financial year.The budget for goods and services shows a significant decrease of 61.9 percent from R41.2 million in 2013/14 to R15.7 million in 2014/15.The budget for transfer payments increased from R275 million in 2013/14 to R310 million in 2014/15; this increase amounts to R35 million.The Department has allocated R34.5 million for the expansion of Special Schools which includes the resourcing of 45 Full Service Schools over the 2014/15 MTEF. A further R1.7 million has been allocated to teacher development to improve the performance of educators.
95 Programme 5: Further Education and Training The budget for this programme is allocated to the Department through a Conditional Grant regulated by the Division of Revenue Act (2014).The Department will conduct quarterly meetings with FET Colleges to track progress on expenditure against targets and to ensure financial accountability and good governance.The element of dealing with learning barriers at FET Colleges will form part of the teacher development strategy.The Department will enrolment an additional 2000 learners from no-fee and LSEN schools for NC (V) level 2 courses.Admission to the NC(V) level 2 programme has been opened to learners who have passed Grade 9 and are interested in technical skills careers.Career counselling offered at Grade 8 and 9 will ensure that learners are aware of career choices available to them in FET Colleges.The Department will ensure improvement in the delivery of targets and improvement of the certification rate to more than 53% at all levels of the NC (V) course and further improve the placement rate of learnerships, apprenticeships and NC(V) students into workplace experience programmes in order to meet the demands of the labour market.The Department will ensure that students who benefitted from government bursaries participate in community projects to contribute to their communities and gain work experience.
96 Programme 5: BudgetThe budget for FET comes as a Conditional Grant and is utilised for compensation of employees and goods and services.The total budget for the 2014/15 financial year amounts to R725 million.The budget for compensation increased from R671 million in 2013/14 to R723 million in 2014/15; 99.6 percent of the budget will be allocated for compensation and 0.3 percent to transfers and subsidies, and goods and services.
98 Programme 6: Adult Basic Education and Training The Department will intensify partnerships with FET Colleges and SETAs so as to continuously improve the quality of programmes and encourage alignment and complementarities between AET programmes and competency based training.The Department is preparing itself to register more public and private AET sites in 2014/15, this is informed by the number of students who are interested in skills courses.Support to AET centres will also be rendered through infrastructure renovations which may even lead to the provision of mobile classrooms in areas where the demand exceeds capacity, especially towards the implementation of the ICT strategy.The registration of more accredited skills courses in partnership with the MARSETA for engineering courses and the Health and Welfare SETA for related courses will be continued based on the demand for those courses and availability of suitable teachers; this is important for up-skilling of the youth and increasing youth employment.The Department will continue to provide support for matric re-writes and NSC repeaters to assist learners who experience a break in their studies but wish to complete their certificates.As part of the teacher development strategy in 2014, the Department will continue to provide financial support to AET educators who have a qualification below REQV 13 to complete their qualifications with UNISA over a period of five years.
99 Programme 6: BudgetAdult Basic Education and Training has been allocated a budget of R403 million for the 2014/15 financial year. The budget increased by 3.7 percent which translates to a value of R14.4 million.Compensation for employees increased by 3.8 percent from 2013/14 to 2014/15.Goods and services indicate a slight increase of R499 thousand from R20.1 million in 2013/14 to R20.6 million in 2014/15.
101 Programme 7: Early Childhood Development The Department will focus on the expansion of Grade R by increasing the number of Grade R learners in both public schools and private sites to meet targets set in 2009.The Department will provide new registered Grade R sites with additional classrooms and LTSM for Start-Up Kits.To improve the quality of learning in the classroom, overall support will be provided to practitioners, training and develop them in the use of LTSM linking teaching material with CAPS learning outcomes and assessment standards.In terms of the early identification process Grade R learners with learning difficulties will be identified, such as, dyslexia and psycho-motor disorders and those that need simple assistive devices.There will also be a drive to increase the number of girl learners in Grade R.
102 Programme 7: BudgetThe Early Childhood Development budget increased by 15.5 percent which translates to an increase of R98.3 million for the 2014/15 financial year.The budget increased from R635 million in 2013/14 to R733 million in 2014/15.The compensation budget increased from R203 million to R237 million in 2014/15, an increase of 16.6 percent which amounts to R33.8 million.Goods and services increased from R269 million in 2013/14 to R315 million in 2014/15.
105 Programme 8: Infrastructure Development Key outputs and activitiesThe increased infrastructure budget will enable the Department to complete current programmes and to embark on the initiation of a number of new projects. The programme includes the following:Provision of new infrastructure which includes new schools and the completion of residential facilities for learners in rural areas;Additions to and upgrading of existing infrastructure including the provision of new steel palisade fencing to enhance security at schools as well as classrooms using alternative construction methods for Grade R and ordinary classrooms;Major rehabilitation as well as minor repairs and renovations of existing infrastructure;Maintenance to ensure functionality, a safe and healthy environment and preservation of fixed assets.A much bigger financial investment in infrastructure is required to make a tangible impact on backlogs with regard to the provision of new infrastructure and especially the rehabilitation and preservation of the Department’s massive infrastructure portfolio. An amount of approximately R2 billion has been set aside over the 2014/15 to 2016/17 MTEF period for the construction of 91 new schools and the rehabilitation of 273 existing schools through a Design and Build programme in collaboration with GDID and the Gauteng Fund Agency (GFA).
106 Programme 8: BudgetInfrastructure Development received a budget of R1.6 billion for the 2014/15 financial year. The budget increased with R427 million, an increase of 33.9 percent.Goods and services decreased by R48.7 million from R301 million in 2013/14 to R252 million in 2014/15.Payment for capital assets, which includes buildings and other fixed assets, increased by 49.7 percent which translates to an amount of R476 million.
109 Prog 8: Infrastructure Programme Budget 2014/15 In the current financial year, the new infrastructure budgets increased significantly as well as over the 2014 MTEF for the provision of new schools in various areas in the province. The rehabilitation and refurbishment budgets have been steady in the previous three financial years with a decline in the current financial year to a budget of R282 million but increases to R540.3 million in 2014/15 financial year, then decrease to R449.9 million in 2015/16 financial year.
110 Programme 9: Auxiliary and Associated Services Key outputs and activitiesGrade 12 ExaminationsThe Department will improve the examinations IT system to ensure the correct upload of registration information for GET ANA and NSC full-time candidates as well as capturing online Grade 9 AET level 4 , Part-time Senior Certificate and Part-time/repeater NSC candidates on the system.The Department will train chief invigilators. Internal and external moderation systems will be improved on a continuous basis so that final matric results are not delayed.Learners with disabilities will be provided with material in Braille and special concessions will be made for examinations.Security, storage and transportation of question papers will be managed against strict rules and regulations.Master Skills PlanStrengthen the Capacity of the Education System in GautengDevelop targeted interventions for responding to the skills needs of Government in Gauteng.Enable the Economic Growth of the Province through education, training and skills developmentPartner with sector organisations to respond to the skills needs and provide access to work experience
111 Programme 9: BudgetAuxiliary and Associated Services received an allocated budget of R1.5 billion showing a slight increase of 8.6 percent, R121 million in rand value.Compensation for employees indicates an average increase of 44.6 percent over the 2014 MTEF period.Goods and Services decreased from R753 million in 2013/14 to R420 million in 2014/15, a decrease of 44.2 percent.The 2013/14 budget for transfers and subsidies increased from R497 million to R734 million in 2014/15.This increase amounts to R236 million which translates to 47.6 percent.