30 October 2013
SADTU continues in its mission to create a learning nation and serve its union members by conducting more training workshops for members. 250 members stand to benefit from the two training workshops to take place this Friday, 1st of November and Saturday 2nd of November in Gauteng.
Out of the 250 - 50 are principals and will take part in the School Management Team (SMT) training. The remaining 200 Foundation phase (Grade One, Two and Three) teachers, will undergo trainingon how to use CAPS and workbooks to construct lesson plansin English First Additional Language (EFAL) and Mathematics.
The SMT training which was first introduced in August has so far benefited 400 principals from four provinces. The principals are taught, among others, instructional leadership and assessment.The course equips principals with a better understanding of their role as instructional leaders and in assessment.
19 000 Foundation Phase teachers have been trained for Foundation Phase Training and 400 more are targeted - 200 in Gauteng and 200 in the Western Cape.
These trainings are co-ordinated by the SADTU Curtis Nkondo Professional Development Institute which was officially launched in May this year. In keeping with our mission to create a learning nation, SADTU General Secretary Mugwena Maluleke said; "Investment in education is a critical input required to improve the quality of public education. The leadership of the schools is required to drive our nation`s vision and to do so effectively and efficiently they require support and development".
On the training of foundation phase teachers, Maluleke said it would provide them with the necessary skills and knowledge to empower our children with portable and generally applicable skills they require in order tobe critical thinkers.
The Foundation Phase teachers` workshop will take place at Velmore Hotel in Erasmia outside Pretoria while the SMT workshop will be held at St George Hotel in Centurion.
Issued by: SADTU Secretariat
Mugwena Maluleke, General Secretary 082 783 2968
Nkosana Dolopi, Deputy General Secretary 082 709 5651
Nomusa Cembi, Media Officer, 082 719 5157