We all would agree that teachers require support. Just like grape vines need trellises to bear the weight of the fruit produced during harvest, so do teachers who produce the fruit of education need support to ensure learning and teaching do not succumb to the burdens of schooling, parental challenges, administrative expectations and student behaviour challenges.
This is why Acres of Mercy created the position of an Education Support Officer to coordinate school- wide teacher and student support.
The various kinds of support given to teachers during the last three months beginning June have included:-
1. Curriculum support- Teachers are supported to plan for lesson delivery, resource identification and mobilization and lesson reviews.
2. Supporting teachers to achieve the set school goals namely; student mentoring, parental involvement and supporting literacy achievement especially in reading and comprehension
3. Supporting teachers on linking home and school
4. Supporting teachers in alternative forms of discipline
With this support teachers are better able to focus on achieving overall school improvement goals as they feel supported.
By supporting collaborative work, the teaching staff are able to achieve congruency in delivering of agreed upon goals.
In the period from June 2019, this program received slightly over $36 to support its work. We believe with more support we can even do better and achieve more with regards to teacher support and professional development in ways that will have lasting impact in the achievement of students within the school.
Thank you for your continued support and will look forward to seeing many more partners come on board to support this work.