Amidst this trying time, teachers are probably concerned about the assessment of their learners. The Grade 4 – 9 learners are currently at home and many teachers are getting increasingly worried about what is going to happen to their learners: will they return to school in 2020? Is it safe to have them at school? Will learners have to repeat the year?
Teachers are currently so involved in setting up online lessons, sending out material, and supporting the parents, that they find it hard to spare some time to set test, tasks, and examination papers.
Teach360 can be of great help!
Teach360 is a well-known curriculum service provider to a number of independent schools. To support teachers in these times. These assessments include the tests, tasks, and examination papers (June and November) as required by the national curriculum (CAPS), as well as the applicable memorandums.
All these assessments are set by competent assessors as specified by law, meaning qualified teachers who are registered with the South African Council for Educators. These assessments comply with the required cognitive levels, meaning that they are at the correct standard, and cover the required content of each subject.
How to get access to these assessments.
Send an email to email@example.com with your details or call 0874052244. A consultant will e-mail you the links of the free term 2 assessments, or request a quotation for the full years assessments.
THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY NOT TO BE MISSED IF YOU HAVE THE ACADEMIC PROGRESS OF YOUR LEARNERS AT HEART DURING THIS UNCERTAIN TIME.
This article is contributed by Teach360, a member of ADESSA.
The 2019 school year is already underway and this week the admissions application process opened for 2020. If you run a school that is preparing to review its next set of young applicants, you need to ensure that you are fully up to date with the Gauteng Department of Basic Education’s new admission policies.
In particular, you should be aware that recent changes have been made regarding the province’s feeder zone regulations, with the radius of these zones extended from 5km to 30km. Are your school’s 2020 policies compliant?
Until recently, public school
policies mandated that schools prioritise applicants living or working within a
5km radius of their schools. This diminished the chances of children living
further away from better-resourced schools from being admitted to these
But for the last 18 months, Gauteng
MEC of Education Panyaza Lesufi has been acting on a 2016 Constitutional Court
ruling to address these issues. Lesufi has done this, and in November 2018 new
regulations regarding the province’s feeder zones were officially gazetted.
“Feeder zone determination plays a
significant role in ensuring that access to our schools is fair, transparent
and conducted in an equitable manner,” Lesufi said.
The new system gives learners
who apply to the school closest to them preferential rights but, if the school
is full, they can now apply to any school within a 30km radius of where they
live or work. Learners who have siblings at the school they are applying to are
also given priority.
Other admissions rules have been
under the spotlight, too, with Lesufi calling for reform in regulations that
potentially discriminate against learners based on their race, ethnicity,
language, age, religion, sexual orientation, HIV status and other criteria.
Assessing your school’s compliance
As a public school in Gauteng, it’s
critical that you are compliant with these new legislated changes, but
assessing all of your school’s policies can be a confusing and time-consuming
Fortunately, there are resources
available to help you, such as Teach360, an education solutions provider that
developed a number of school policies addressing most of the needs of
schools. These policies are
comprehensive enough to cover the pertinent components that schools need to
manage, but you can even adapt or tailor them according to your school’s
Teach360’s school policies are fully compliant with
the most recent legal and regulatory requirements and cover matters such as
learner discipline, language, religion, human rights, HIV/AIDS and
These policies have been drafted by
one of South Africa’s top education law professors and endorsed by
international specialists in the field.
“We recognise that schools have to
have clear and comprehensive policies in place in order to operate effectively
and be compliant with the law,” says Edwell Gumbo, GM for Teach360. “Our
products simplify this process by providing all the access to information and
tools that schools need.”
The new school feeder zones
will be revised at least every three years, or whenever a new school opens in
an area. Ensuring that your policies are up to date and legally complaint will
minimise any disruptions these changes cause so that you can get on with the
task of educating South Africa’s young minds.
Teach360, which forms part of the FutureLearn Group, develops
comprehensive and efficient CAPS-aligned teacher resources in the form of
Teacher Files that meet classroom and administrative needs and School Policies
drafted based on legal and regulatory requirements. Teach360 also provides a
full set of educational resources and learning materials that include the likes
of CAMI and Quanta.
ADESSA is proud to have been part of a highly successful elearning event, hosted by the Cape Winelands Education District of the Western Cape Education Department at the new Somerset High school in Worcester.
Nineteen ADESSA members exhibited their products and services; each one was given a classroom in which to display, demonstrate and present a variety of technology tools for education. About 200 principals, teachers and education department officials stayed till late to visit all the exhibits.
The SG of the Western Cape Education Department, Brian Schreuder, warmly thanked ADESSA and the exhibitors for the valuable contribution they are making to education in general and for contributing to the success of the elearning event.
Teach360 will be exhibiting their products at the Cape Winelands Education District elearning conference/expo in March 2019. They will also be the sponsors of a bag for each attendee.
The Teach360 team has been in the education industry for many years. Their focus is on on developing comprehensive and efficient CAPS-aligned teacher resources in the form of Teacher Files that meet classroom and administrative needs and School Policies drafted based on legal and regulatory requirements. All their content is created by subject matter and curriculum experts.