TSSA ACTION PLAN for  Preparation of Year Plan for conduct of Academic Activities at District Level for the year 2014-15

                   AMOs review meeting was held on 14th July 2014 at SPO Telangana state, Hyderabad. The AMOs of the 10 districts was present and discussed on the following academic programmes and activities to be conducted for the  year 2014-15.
Effective Implementation of Learning Enhancement Programme (LEP) in the Schools
“Each school should focus on effective implementation of Components of LEP in the elementary schools of the State as a Quality initiative of the State. The intent of the LEP and its programme components should reach the school point’’. The components of LEP are as follows, where the follow up action has to be taken by the DPOs for its effective implementation in the schools
1.      Ensuring children to achieve Class specific, subject specific essential learning competencies, attainment of Expected outcomes (as per the Academic Standards prepared by SCERT). 
Ø  A baseline test in the form of diagnostic in nature shall be conducted  on the first  working day of the academic year
Ø  Students lacking behind in different competencies have  to be identified
Ø  Remedial teaching in extended hours to those children who are lacking shall be planned along with regular curriculum.
Ø  Learning Progress of such children have to be recorded periodically in terms basic skills acquired.
Ø  The concerned school HM shall monitor the progress of each child and the folow up measures taken by the concerned teacher.
Ø  In mother tongue and languages communication skills and Reading skills have  to be emphasized and  practiced.
Ø  Problem-solving skills in Arithmetic and Science have to be encouraged through practice and hands on experience method.
Ø  Social adjustment and co-operative skills to be entertained in class room transaction through social sciences.
Ø  Self-management and co-operative skills through Art, Work, Physical and health education.
2.      Improved Teaching Learning Processes through
Ø  100% utilization of learning time, adopting child centered class room practices and Engagement of children by Time-on-task.
o   Ensure adequate teacher preparation (Unit plan/lesson plan, Teaching learning materials, and worksheets/activity sheets) before teacher enters into the classroom.
o   Regular monitoring of teaching plans, discussions with the Staff on plans.
o   Regular classroom observation by HM/MEO and school complex HM, ensure whether the classroom teaching and plan of the teacher comprises the elements of child centered pedagogy viz. Activity approach, discovery, exploration, experiments, discussions etc.
o   Ensure the teaching done in the classroom based on teaching plans.
o   Reviews and discussions between HM and staff on classroom teaching.
o   Ensure the implementation of time table; ensure that the teachers take classes as per time table, even in multigrade schools.
o   Do not allow cell phone and visitors into the class.

3.      Improved Assessment Procedures
Ø  Focus on specific Academic standards,
Ø  Adopting different means of evaluation - Oral & Written.
Ø  Conducting Children Talent tests,
Ø  Child portfolios, Maintaining Anecdotal  Records, projects, teachers’ observation in harmony with Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation  (CCE)
Ø   Implementation of schedule of Formative and Summative Tests. 
Ø  Regular recording of marks and grades in the prescribed registers
Ø  Regular reporting to parents.
Ø  Making remedial teaching as a part of teaching.

4.      Setting up of Performance Indicators for Institutions and Individuals making Teacher,  Head Master, School complex, MEO accountable with role clarity and increasing transparency in the system.
Ø  Finalization of performance indicators at different levels and evolving of performance appraisal system on quarterly basis.
Ø  The performance of the teachers has to be appraised quarterly by HM; the HM by MEOs and MEOs and School complex HMs by Dy. EOs/DIET/DPO.
Ø  Making performance indicators available at every level or by placing them in  DPO website for downloading of formats.
Ø  Evolving of feedback mechanism and follow up system to improve the performance through regular appraisal by online. 
5.      Improved participation of parents and community
Ø  making SMCs functional and vibrant
Ø  community participates in school matters,
Ø  Demonstration of the performance of the children to SMC members,
Ø  Monitoring  attendance of pupil,
Ø  Monitoring of  Utilization of grants,
Ø  Monitoring of  mid-day meals,
Ø  Involving in the Preparation of School Development Plan.
·         The School complex HMs/MEOs shall take participate in the SMC meetings.
·         SMC meetings shall find importance in the review meetings, their voice may be heard by organizing SMC fourms at mandal and district level.

6.      Implementation of Academic activities
Making every school implement certain  activities in the schools to develop good habits, values among the children and to bring all round development of the child.
Ø  Wall Magazine/Learning walls,
Ø  School Postbox, Honesty Box,
Ø  Children Clubs, Children Diary etc.,
Ø  innovative activities such as Weather Station, Compost Pit, Free Plastic zone,
7.      Talent Search Activities etc.  Like Organization of National and International importance events/days in the schools.  
8.      Implementation of READ programme (READ, ENJOY AND DEVELOP)
Ø  To develop reading habits among the children
Ø  Develop School Library and class specific libraries with graded material.
Ø  Issue of books to the children to promote reading
Ø  Encourage children to take the library books to home to promote reading habits in leisure time
Ø  Use children literature available in the school for Teaching languages.
Ø  Collect unused books from the society
Ø  One period shall be provided in the school time-table for reading.
Ø  Celebration of “PATANOTSAVAM” from 14th to 21st November during Library week.
Ø  Conduct of Book reviews
Ø  Developing reading clubs in the schools, School complexes and in MRCs.
Ø  In the review meetings, the implementation of school activities, innovative activities, Read programme, children talent search activities shall find place in the agenda and in their school visits and school inspection.
9.      Inclusion in Education:  The aim of the inclusion in schools is to to address the issues of  equity  & equality in schools and in classroom process
Ø  Implementation of inclusive practices shall be ensured in every school.  Ever school should adopt Zero rejection policy i.e under any circumstances the school age children shall not be excluded from the schooling process in the name of region, religion, language,  community, sex, or any other reason. 
Ø   Under Inclusion in Schools,  different forms of  inclusion  such as Social inclusion, academic inclusion, gender inclusion, inclusion of CWSN are the major issues. The classroom practices and school practices shall be conscious about various aspects of inclusion and take necessary steps to implement them.  
Ø  Three elementary model schools in each mandal across the State are adopted and the philosophy of ‘Inclusion  in Education’ is fully implemented. From 2014 – 15, this programme is scaled up to 6 schools per mandal.

10.  Development of School Leadership
Ø   To transforming the schools as effective learning organization. 
Ø  Developing visionary leadership among school Heads and teachers
Ø  Give scope for innovations in the school practices.
Ø  The Monitoring officers
11.  Strengthen of Monitoring – State Level, District Level and Mandal Level.
Ø Intensifying the regular monitoring of schools  
Ø focus on academic improvement  and well being of the child.
Ø adopt strategies of Mentoring, Coaching
Ø build quality relationships, Trust,
Ø leading the Change in academic innovations.
             Who should monitor
Ø  Monitor schools by constituting special  Teams at different levels  to conduct academic audits for every quarter.
12.      Development of Elementary Model Schools
Ø  centres of Academic excellence, trend setters, center for Innovative school and academic practices.
Ø  Increase three to six model elementary schools in each mandal.
Ø  Identification of three more model schools which have good potential to be called as model.
Ø  Care shall be taken all Academic programmes, and progressive classroom pedagogical practices shall be implemented in the schools.
Ø  The good practices in these schools shall be disseminated across the districts.

II.     Preparation of District Action Plan for implementing of LEP activities & Quality improvement strategies along with time plan
III.     Launch of PRERANA programme in all elementary schools:
·         It is a three Months academic programme to develop 3’R’s among the children of Class III to VIII in all elementary schools in the State. The main aim of the programme is to no child should be left out without acquiring basic reading, writing and arithmetic skills by end of October, 2014.
·         The teachers have to identify the children who lacks basic skills and have to undertake the remedial teaching by attending their deficiencies on individual basis through tutoring, practice during school hours and in extended hours.
·         Every fortnight the progress of  such children shall be recorded.

IV.     Highlighted the findings of ASER, National Achievement Survey of classes III, V and VIII and the followup action to improve the academic standards in the schools.

 In the meeting, the following issues are also discussed.
1.      Ensuring of  ROTs  in all School Complexes.
2.                    Submission of  AMOs,  their monthly monitoring reports to SPO before 5th of every month.
3.      Submission of the district Action plan for the year 2014-15 (budget) to SPO.
4.                    Need of Every District to highlight &prioritize district specific activities for effective implementation of academic activities along with time line.
5.                       Communicating of Visit reports of monitoring officers  to every school through MEOs.
6.                    Progress of children performance made during Class readiness programme in the prescribed from school point & its consolidation and communicating to SPO.
7.                    Organising the school complex meetings and review of the progress of Activities at school complex level.
8.                       Need of strengthening of school complexes as resource centers, and need of monitoring of attached schools by school complex HM.


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