Sections Sub-sections Pages
1. About 1.1 About this Manual Welcome...
Purpose
Objectives
Who the manual is for
How to use this manual
Methodology
Best Practice
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1.2 About Human Resource Management About Human Resource Management
1.3 The Teaching Service in Sierra Leone Facts and figures on schools, teachers and pupils in Sierra Leone
Policies and Regulations
Key Organisations
1.4 Background Information Acknowledgements
Foreword
Acronyms
References
2. Teacher Human Resource Management 2.1 Teacher Workforce Planning Rules: Teacher Workforce Planning
Process: How to forecast and report the demand for teachers at school level
Best Practice: General criteria for forecasting teacher workforce
Further reading: What is teacher workforce planning and why is it important?
Best Practice: How to attract and retain teachers
2.2 Teacher and School Leader: The Jobs A Career in the Teaching Service
Rules: Teacher & School leader jobs
Positions, Salary Grades and Experience
Teacher Job Description
School Leader Job Description
Further Reading: The jobs of teacher and school leader
Further Reading: Job Description
Further reading: Job Enrichment
Best Practice: Contents of a Job Description
Best Practice: How to use a Job Description
Best Practice: How school leaders may enrich a teacher's job
2.3 Recruitment My New
Rules: Recruitment
Process: How to become a School Leader
Process: Teacher Recruitment
Best Practice: How to use the Recruitment SCORE CHART
Best Practice: How to conduct a successful job (or promotion) interview
Further Reading: About Recruitment
Further Reading: Who is responsible for recruitment
2.4 Probation and New in the Job Rules: Probation
Further Reading: What is probation and why is it used?
Best Practice: How to welcome a new teacher into school
Best Practice: How to evaluate a new teacher on probation
2.5 Promotion & Career Rules: Promotion
Process: Criteria for promotion of a teacher
Process: Criteria for promotion to a school leader position
Process: How to apply for promotion
Process: Salary grades and requirements for teacher & school leader positions
Best Practice: How to use a Promotion Score Chart
Further reading: Promotion and career path
2.6 Leave Leave Rules
2.7 Transfer Rules: Transfer
Process: How to apply for a transfer
Further reading: Why teachers are transferred
2.8 Separation from the teaching service Rules: Leaving the teaching service
2.9 Retirement Rules & processes: Retirement
Further reading: Retiring from the teaching service
3. Registration & Licensing 3.1 Registration Rules: Registration
Process: Teacher Database and Register
Process: How to register as a teacher
Further Reading: The purpose of registration
3.2 Licensing Rules: Licensing
Process: How to become a licensed teacher
Further reading: What is licensing and what are the benefits
4. Payroll and benefits 4.1 Pay and Benefits Salary Rules and Processes
Benefits & Allowances
Pension
Further reading: Salary, an introduction
5. Learning and Development 5.1 Teacher Professional Development Further reading: What is teacher professional development
5.2 Teacher Education Rules: Teacher Education
Process: How to enrol at a teacher training college
Process: How to enrol in a part-time distance teacher education course
Best Practice: How to arrange and supervise student practice
Further Reading: Introduction to teacher education
5.3 Induction Programme Rules: Induction
Process: How to deliver an induction training programme in a school
Further reading: Induction introduction
Best Practice: How to mentor a new teacher in his or her job
5.4 Continuous Professional Development Rules: Continuous Professional Development
Process: How to enrol for CPD training
Process: How to register participation in a CPD training course
Further reading: Introduction to Continuous Professional development
Best Practice: The CPD Cycle
Best Practice: How to assess the learning needs of teachers
Best Practice: Identification of training and non-training solutions
Best Practice: Strategies for addressing learning needs
Best Practice: How to analyse the cost-effectiveness of alternative strategies
Best Practice: How to plan a learning event
Best Practice: How to design an effective CPD training course
Best Practice: How to manage and administer a learning event
Best Practice: How to deliver an effective CPD training course
Best Practice: How to assess effectiveness of a learning event
Best Practice: How to evaluate the results of a learning event
Best Practice: Follow up of a training course
Best Practice: Out of the classroom, on-the-job or spare-time learning
Best Practice: How to initiate self-directed learning
6. Teacher Performance 6.1 Teacher Performance Further reading: Introduction to Performance Management
6.2 Performance Appraisal Further reading: Introduction to Performance Appraisal
Rules: Performance Appraisal
Process: The Personal Development Plan and Performance Appraisal
Best Practice: How to set criteria for performance
6.3 Motivation Introduction to Motivation
Best Practice: How to motivate teachers for high performance
7. Teacher – Employer Relations & Teacher Welfare 7.1 Teacher - Employer Relations Rules: Teacher-Employer relations - link
Process: How to join the Sierra Leone Teachers’ Union
Process: The procedure for grievance and appeal
Further reading: Introduction to teacher - employer relations
7.2 Equal Opportunities The Importance of Equal Opportunities
Rules: Equal Opportunities
Best Practice: How to uphold Equal Opportunities in schools
Best Practice: How to deal with discrimination
7.3 Occupational Health & Safety Information on acts, rules and regulations on Health and Safety
Further Reading: The Importance of Occupational Health and Safety
Best Practice: How to secure health and safety in schools
Best Practice: How to prepare in case of an accident in school
Best Practice: How to manage stress
Best Practice: How to report poor OHS
7.4 Work Environment Further Reading: The Importance of a Good Work Environment
Work Environment Rules
Best Practice: How to promote a good physical work environment
Best Practice: How to promote a good psychological work climate
Best Practice: How to protect the natural environment in schools
7.5 Code of Conduct and Ethics Code of Conduct and Ethics
8. Forms & Sample Letters Forms and Letters Forms and Letters