EMERGING LESSONS FROM NECT WORK IN 8 DISTRICTS

EMERGING LESSONS FROM NECT WORK IN 8 DISTRICTS

EMERGING LESSONS FROM NECT WORK IN 8 DISTRICTS Ministers Meeting with District Directors August 2016 NECTS STRATEGIC ROLE IN THE NATIONAL SYSTEM Innovation at scale Short-term/ small scale oriented System-wide impact and sustainability NECT ZONE OF FOCUS Design, deliver Innovations District support and monitoring of school change High dosage comprehensive test Prompt school and classroom level effects Instant increases of effects on learners e.g. passes 1 2 3 8 districts (4 362 Schools) 415 Fresh Start

Schools 4 5 provinces (18 553 Schools) Building a change culture on how provinces plan and replicate change. 5 National 85 districts (26 000 schools) New approaches propagated and diffused through all districts and provinces 90% of learners know more than 50% of curriculum by 2030 Limited number Learner School District Province

System National system KEY INNOVATIONS ACROSS THE EDUCATION COLLABORATION THEMES Teacher Professionalization : Learning programmes tested with 13 000 teachers, proved to increase curriculum coverage. M&S Lead teacher programme targeting 12% of the 450 trained teachers. Courageous Leadership: Curriculum management and Foundations for Performance (FoPS) with 3300 principals District Development: FoPS tested in six districts, District and Circuit Roles and Responsibilities. Systems development. Parent and Community Involvement: Parent and community involvement guide with a series of templates and modules, District Steering Committees Learner Welfare and Support: Easily accessible and replicable learner leadership mini modules Progress against the Six Education Collaboration Framework Themes Strengthen Delivery of CAPS Skills & Concepts to be taught on monthly/term basis + assessment Year-long curriculum programmes (structure) Effective management aimed at improved quality and coverage of

curriculum Content (core subjects) Grade 1 12 Teachers DBE workbooks Learning Programme Learner activities per week/term Lessons plans, flash cards, posters Content (core subjects) Curriculum Trackers* Coverage, pacing, sequence, reflective practice HODs & Teachers Parent and Community Readers and textbooks

Resourc e Inputs Content Learners role in Education INCREASED FOCUS ON CURRICULUM COVERAGE AND MANAGEMENT School based support by SAs Quarterl y training In School Support School based support by SAs Improved Educational Outcomes Goal THEME 1: PROFESSIONALISATION OF TEACHING Aim: To build the capacity of teachers to complete the curriculum at the right pitch in Languages, Maths and Science Learning Programmes >1.5m >1 million

= lesson plans, 20 000 curriculum trackers 15 000 and related resources 10 000 Tested and ready for 5 000 wider diffusion and 2 500 13 718 11 570 7 428 5 000 replication 2 789 385 1 000 Toolkits Teacher s CDs

School level Impact Coaching Curriculum/Subject Advisor District office Sustainability Teachers Schools District office Replication (outside target districts) THEME 2: PROMOTION OF COURAGEOUS AND EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP Aim: To build the capacity of school principals for courageous leadership, effective management and the proper monitoring of curriculum delivery There is improved time on task resulting from improved tracking of curriculum coverage by HODs (weekly) using the Trackers >20 000 >20 000 5 700

5 000 3 585 4 000 3 000 2 000 1 000 155 500 Materials SMTs School level Impact Coaching Circuit Managers District office Sustainability THEME 3: SUPPORTING THE CAPACITY OF THE STATE Aim: To build the capacity of Subject Advisory and Circuit Management with a view to effectively support schools: Provinces and Capacity of districts ICTs in education districts will have Schools in 5 districts

the resources, 320 district officials (~85%) systems, processes involved in design and delivery being assessed for connectivity by CSIR Curriculum Management and FoPs being digitised The NECT/DBE completed user requirements for SA-SAMS upgrade. and competence to deliver effective educational services THEME 5: PARENT AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT DBE/ Inter-provicial team produced a ParentCommunity Engagement Framework with a number of easy to access, replicable guides and MiniModules National advocacy plan to introduce the parent guide completed. Pilot will run in 10 schools per district in 8 districts from July to December 2016 THEME 6: LEARNER WELFARE AND SUPPORT Aim: To ensure that learners to grow, develop and achieve academically Schools are safe Learner screening

Learner development and secure 14 000 learners from environments for Over children to learn Waterberg and Uthungulu schools have been screened for health and pyscho social since April 2015 and develop; and where learners are empowered to exercise leadership and take responsibility 191 SMT members & 166 educators involved in SBST trained in screening and referral of learners 1 500 learners from 60 schools trained on two of six mini-module Importance of Education in 2016 Enablers and barriers to success in school EDUCATION DIALOGUESA National Dialogues: Role of NGOs in the implementation of the NDP and

Public Private Partnerships The NECT Dialogue programme is premised on the view that continuous conversation among stakeholders will create common vision for education improvement. Four provincial roadshows involving over 2000 Curriculum advisors, governance and management officials and parents to encourage all involved to increase curriculum coverage: Popularised the National Development Plan (NDP) Created and strengthened the relationship between the NECT, senior provincial and district officials and other key provincial and district stakeholders.. Created an opportunity to share findings and collaborate in the search for joint solutions NECT PROGRAMME IMPACT Intermediate outcomes PROGRAMME 1: CLASSROOM LEVEL HIGHLIGHTS

Classrooms implementing the NECT Learning Programmes have significantly increased curriculum coverage in some subject areas by May 2016 AVERAGE CURRICULUM COVERAGE BY DISTRICT 2015 Grade 4 - Mental Mathematics - 130 120 105 90 89 75 55 60 55 49 45 38 30 24 14 15 13

0 m he V be W at er b er g de o b Li M er r F t. e Completed la e b la h

o B la a an oj B CAPS P e in w to n uT lu u ng u h GRADE 4 MATHEMATICS BY DISTRICT:5 CONTENT AREAS n=26 CAPS Expected Bohlabela Bojanala Libode Mt. Frere Pinetown

uThungulu Vhembe Waterberg Average Activities Completed for 2015 Number Shape Operati & Data ons Patterns Space Measurement handling 85 10 35 25 19 53 5 7 11 4 69 6 23 18 8 62 12 15 14 8 94 23 28 25 13 30

2 5 7 0 60 15 14 21 7 29 3 4 9 2 31 2 5 7 2 GRADE 4 CURRICULUM COVERAGE PER CONTENT AREA T1& T2 OF 2016 Gr.4 Mathematics - Average % Curriculum Coverage per Content Area 94 49 43 28 23 10 Mental Number Operations Patterns Functions Space and Shape Measurement

Data Handling Grade 4 CURRICULUM COVERAGE PER DISTRICT T1 & T2 2016 Gr.4 Mathematics - Average % Curriculum Coverage per District n = 6 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 44 20 10 28 49 35 23 16 0 Bojanala Bohlabela Waterberg Vhembe

Mt.Frere Libode Grade 4 CURRICULUM COVERAGE T1 -T2 2016 PER SCHOOL Gr.4 Mathematics Curriculum Coverage T1 -T2 2016 per School n=34 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Grade 4 MATHEMATICS AVERAGE

Gr.4 Mathematics - Average % curriculum coverage for 2015(T1-T2) and 2016 (T1-T2) Bojanala Bohlabela Vhembe Waterberg 5 10 15 20 2015(T1-T2) 25 30 2016(T1-T2) 35 40 45 50 GR.9 MATHEMATICS OVERALL AVERAGE % CURRICULUM COVERAGE PER DISTRICT (2016) Gr.9 Mathematics - Average % Curriculum Coverage per District n =6

60 50 40 30 20 10 0 0 1 2 3 4 Average % Curriculum Coverage 5 6 7 Grade 9 CURRICULUM COVERAGE FOR MATHS, EFAL and NS Gr.9 Comparative Curriculum % Coverage for Maths, EFAL and NS n=6 100 90

80 70 60 56 59 49 50 40 48 43 40 32 30 35 44 36 33 29 31 29 24 28

32 20 10 10 0 Bohlabela Bojanala Vhembe Maths Waterberg NS EFAL Mt.Frere Libode GR.9 MATHEMATICS OVERALL AVERAGE % CURRICULUM COVERAGE PER SCHOOL (2016) Gr.9 Average Curriculum Coverage per school n =47 100 90 80 70 60 50 40

30 20 10 0 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 Average % Curriculum Coverage 40 45 50 GRADE 9 - % CURRICULUM COVERAGE PER SCHOOL IN NS Gr 9. NS - % Curriculum Coverage per school n = 36 60 50 40 30

20 10 0 0 6 12 18 24 30 36 KEY OBSERVATIONS Low/inadequate levels of curriculum coverage and low levels of written work Wide discrepancies between what is expected in CAPS and actual levels of curriculum coverage Low levels of awareness amongst teachers and SMTs of the CAPS norms

Content areas in the curriculum which receive little or no attention and are being taught out of sequence POTENTIAL FOR ACHIEVING BETTER RESULTS IN 2016 Grade 4 EFAL Language Structures & Conventions 30 CAPS Norm = 36 25 20 15 10 5 0 Jan Feb Mar Apr May 2015 (Full year) Jun Jul 2016 (5 months)

Aug Sep Oct Nov DISTRICT IMPROVEMENT PLANNING CYCLE 10 planning areas/ categories for selfassessment 1. Human Resources 2. Structures and processes 3. Data management/use 4. Organisational culture 5. School Resourcing 6. Planning and performance 7. Office infrastructure/facilities 8. Curriculum management 9. School management and leadership 10. Customer care and relations Quarterly reviews Self assessment using 100 indicators (Individual, group and district) Adoption, communication

and implementation of Plan Prioritisation of areas with low scores Draft Improvement Plan to strengthen district WAY FORWARD/SCALE UP PLANS PROPOSALS Planned Scale Up 1. From 1200 to 4362 schools in 8 NECT beneficiary districts: Learning Programmes and School Management 2. DBE/NECT engagement with all districts in the refinement and rollout of district programme: FoPs and District Roles and Responsibilities 3. DBE/NECT completion of tests in Parent and Learner Welfare Packages Proposals 4. District/ province-led replication from 2017 (in excess of 2700 non-target schools engaged in replication) 5. Material available on digital platforms or are being digitised (11 000 CDs produced for the 3rd term) 6. Preparatory training and rollout will need to be arranged NECT PROJECT OFFICE CONTACT DETAILS District Address Contact person and number Government Office Complex

84 Polokwane Street Modimolle Old Parliament Government Complex, Bock D Tusk Venda Street Thohoyandou Jafta Mametja 0794955955 [email protected] Pinetown No.1 King Frederick Road Pinetown, 3610 Thembelihle Charma - 082 5537176 [email protected] uThungulu 7 Platina Drive, Empangeni, 3880, T 11 Mloyeni Road Southridge Park Mthatha 5100 Dumisani Mdaka [email protected] Nathi Nchocho 084 3982643 [email protected] Waterberg Vhembe Libode Rodwell Nefale 0792454103 [email protected]

Enoch Radebe 084 349 5639 [email protected] Mount Frere ERF 351, Bhaqwa Street, Sophia. Mount Frere, 5090 Bohlabela PwC Nelspruit, 19 Branders Street Mr Rob Wilson - 083 651 6258 [email protected] Bojanala 202 Beyers Naude Drive Rusternburg 0299 Bheki Mtiyane 078 494 6241 [email protected]

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