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Title: FIRST QUARTERLY REPORT ON THE PERFORMANCE OF THE DEPARTMENT IN MEETING ITS STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES FOR 2013/14


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FIRST QUARTERLY REPORT ON THE PERFORMANCE OF
THE DEPARTMENT IN MEETING ITS STRATEGIC
OBJECTIVES FOR 2013/14 Presentation to the
Portfolio Committee on Basic Education 11
October 2013 Parliament, Cape Town.
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Presentation Outline
PART A Detailed presentation on Performance
Indicators and Targets PART B Financial Report
for the First Quarter
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  • PART A
  • Detailed presentation on Programme Performance
    Indicators
  • and Targets

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FIRST QUARTER CONTEXT
  • The First Quarterly Report on the performance of
    the DBE in meeting its
  • strategic objectives for 2013/14 is presented in
    the context of the following
  • key developments in the sector
  • The Basic Education Budget Vote delivered by the
    Minister on 17 May 2013 reveals the consolidated
    investment and outlines the strategic priorities
    of the 2013/14 financial period.
  • The National Senior Certificate supplementary
    (NSC) examinations were successfully completed in
    March 2013 and the results released during this
    quarter. The overall pass rate has increased from
    73.9 to 75.6, the total number of candidates
    that passed the NSC examination in the November
    2012/supplementary 2013 examination cycle
    increased from 377 829 to 392 178 (an increase
    of 14 349).

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FIRST QUARTER CONTEXT
  • The Education Collaboration Framework (ECF)
    gained momentum in formalizing itself during this
    quarter. The ECF is a civil society initiative
    aimed at increasing cooperation among the
    stakeholders involved in education improvement in
    South Africa. The ECF collaborates with
    government to influence and support the
    implementation of the education reform agenda.
  • The Minister initiated a project called Race to
    the Top under the auspices of the ECF, as a
    holistic and urgent response to the NDP. The
    project serves as a turnaround strategy for the
    education sector, whereby identified schools and
    district offices will be visited in order to
    collect information that will enable the DBE to
    provide the required support to improve service
    delivery.

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PROGRAMMES OF THE DBE
  • The ANNUAL PERFORMANCE PLAN summarises the
    priorities of the DBE as aligned to the Delivery
    Agreement of OUTCOME 1 Improving the quality of
    Basic Education and the Action Plan to 2014
    Towards the Realisation of Schooling 2025 .
  • The activities of the DBE have been structured
    into five programmes as elaborated in the Annual
    Performance Plan
  • PROGRAMME 1 ADMINISTRATION
  • PROGRAMME 2 CURRICULUM POLICY, SUPPORT AND
    MONITORING
  • PROGRAMME 3 TEACHERS, EDUCATION HUMAN RESOURCES
    AND INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • PROGRAMME 4 PLANNING, INFORMATION AND ASSESSMENT
  • PROGRAMME 5 EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT SERVICES

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Targets of DBE programmes quarter specific

TARGETS NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Quarterly Targets 2 4
Bi-annual Targets 3 5
Annual Targets 52 91
Total No. of Programme Performance Indicators 57 100
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NUMBER OF INDICATORS PER PROGRAMME
Targets Slide reference to indicator tables in this presentation Number of indicators Percentage
Programme 1 14-15 7 12
Programme 2 26-32 21 37
Programme 3 42-45 10 18
Programme 4 57-61 14 24
Programme 5 68-69 5 9
Total No. of Programme Performance Indicators 57 100
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PROGRAMME ONE ADMINISTRATION
  • The purpose of Programme One is to manage the
    Department and provide strategic and
    administrative support services.
  • SUB-PROGRAMMES
  • Ministry, Department Management Corporate
    Services, Office of the CFO, Internal Audit and
    Risk Management, Office Accommodation.

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STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
  • To ensure the provision of suitable human
    resource capacity to support a high performing
    organization.
  • To ensure that the basic education sector and the
    country benefit from targeted support to the
    education department.
  • To improve inter-governmental planning,
    communication, education policy and legislative
    development.

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PROGRAMME ONE HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
  • The DBE, in efforts to fill vacancies
    expeditiously, advertised 16 posts during the
    First Quarter of 2013. A total of 9 interviews
    were held and 11 new appointments were made.
  • The DBE has compiled and submitted as per DPSA
    requirement its Human Resource Plan to the DPSA
    before 30 June 2013. All Performance Agreements
    and Work plans of officials were captured on the
    PERSAL System before 30 June 2013. Financial
    Disclosure Forms were submitted to the Office of
    the Public Service Commission on 31 May 2013.
  • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND MULTILATERAL AFFAIRS
  • The DBE concluded a Cooperation Agreement
    (referred to as the Declaration of Intent)
    between the Government of the Republic of South
    Africa and the Government of the United Kingdom
    of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the
    field of English language in education. The
    Declaration is awaiting an opportunity for
    signing.

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PROGRAMME ONE HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND MULTILATERAL AFFAIRS
  • The DBE concluded facilitating a bilateral
    agreement with Namibia, on the sharing of
    certification data for Grade 12. The agreement is
    now ready for submission to the Presidency in
    order for the President to authorize the Minister
    of Basic Education to sign it with her
    counterpart.
  • The DBE coordinated and accompanied the Minister
    to the High Level Meeting of the Educate a Child
    (EAC) initiative in Qatar from 27 April to 1 May
    2013. South Africa has been identified as a
    priority country to implement EAC in 2013.
  • The DBE coordinated the participation of the
    Deputy Minister to the Sixth Ministerial Round
    Table on Policy and Innovation in Education in
    Africa, that took place on 29 May 2013 in
    Windhoek, Namibia. The main objectives of the
    Roundtable Table were to take stock of more than
    a decade of investment in ICT integration in
    public education and skills development in
    Africa discuss the rapid emergence of mobile
    learning models and their potential to improve
    education and skills development in Africa and
    share ideas on appropriate policy responses and
    implementation strategies by African Governments
    and their partners

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PROGRAMME ONE HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • RESEARCH CO-ORDINATION, MONITORING AND EVALUATION
  • The General Household Survey focus on schooling
    report has been finalised based on GHS 2011 data
    and is on the Departments website. The
    preliminary findings are being shared within the
    DBE and provincial education department
    officials, to assist in planning and other forms
    of decision-making within the education sector.
  • The country report for the UNESCO  General
    Education Quality Analysis Framework (GEQAF) was
    finalised in April 2013. The report draws
    together analysis and priorities regarding the
    improvement of schooling in South Africa that
    emerged at this workshop and subsequently as the
    GEQAF has been used to systematically review the
    education sector.
  • In support of the commitment to the Annual
    National Assessments, the DBE led a World Bank
    review of the Annual National Assessments to
    strengthen the design, implementation and use of
    the Annual National Assessment system. The
    findings from the review are expected to assist
    the Department in improving the implementation
    and utility of the ANAs .

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PROGRAMME ONE OUTPUTS
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Target for 2013/14 as per APP First Quarter Actual Output
1. Number of officials participating in staff development activities (out of 682). Annual target 300 A total of 124 officials attended Skills Development and Training courses during the first quarter including the Induction workshops .
2. Number of internships implemented for unemployed graduates in the Department. Annual target 60 The Department appointed 51 interns on the internship programme in the first quarter. Partially Achieved.
3. The number of signed Financial Disclosure forms for DBE SMS members submitted by 31 May 2013 ( out of 78 SMS members). Annual target All SMS members sign Financial Disclosure forms within the stipulated time. The Public Service Commission has acknowledged receipt of 75 out of 76 FDIs as reflected in the FOSAD report. The outstanding FDI was for the official who was seconded to the Limpopo Education Department as administrator. His signed FDI was subsequently submitted to the Public Service Commission. Achieved.
4. The number of signed Performance Agreements by DBE SMS members by 31 May 2013 (out of 78 SMS members). Annual target All SMS members sign Performance Agreements within the stipulated time. A total of 74 Performance Agreements have been signed. Two SMS members left the employ of the DBE, hence no Performance Agreements were required for them. Achieved.
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PROGRAMME ONE OUTPUTS
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Target for 2013/14 as per APP First Quarter Actual Output
5. A report highlighting South Africas role and participation in multilateral bodies and international organisations in support of the development of the education system is produced twice a year including strategic opportunities, threats, utility and areas for partnership. Bi-annual target Two Reports This is a bi-annual target and will be reported upon in the second quarter.
6. Management Performance Assessment Tool (MPAT) process is facilitated and report developed on time. Annual target MPAT process results available and submitted to DPME. The 2012/13 MPAT cycle was concluded with the final report being issued by DPME. The DBE Key Performance Area managers discussed the MPAT 2012/13 final scores and identified areas for strengthening.
7. Performance information capacity improvement. Annual target Capacity improvement performance information strategy developed by DBE. The main focus in this quarter was the collection of supporting documents (on performance information) from Branches, to facilitate the auditing process. In support of efforts to verify reported achievements for the 2013/14 Annual Performance Plan, the Internal Audit unit has made recommendations on suitable supporting documents per indicator. This provides the custodians of the indicators with guidance on how to validate reported achievements.
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PROGRAMME TWO CURRICULUM POLICY, SUPPORT AND
MONITORING
  • The purpose of Programme Two is to develop
    curriculum and assessment policies and monitor
    and support their implementation.
  • SUB-PROGRAMMES
  • Programme Management Curriculum Policy, Support
    and Monitoring Curriculum Implementation and
    Monitoring Curriculum and Quality Enhancement
    Programmes and, the Kha Ri Gude Literacy
    Project.

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STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
  • To increase the availability of e-Education
    learning and teaching resources amongst teachers.
  • To bring about stability and coherence with
    respect to the national school curriculum
  • To pay special attention to improvements in
    mathematics, physical science and technical
    subjects.
  • To promote adequate access to quality learning
    materials by means of better national
    specifications on what every learner requires and
    a more proactive approach towards the
    cost-effective development, reproduction and
    distribution of materials such as workbooks and
    textbooks
  • To establish national norms for school libraries
  • To create a sound basis for quality pre-Grade 1
    education through the promotion of quality
    learning and teaching materials at this level
  • To finalise and promote national screening
    guidelines that provide for an equitable system
    of access to special needs support amongst
    learners

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PROGRAMME TWO HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT POLICY STATEMENTS
    (CAPS)
  • CAPS ORIENTATION. In order to support teachers to
    effectively implement the CAPS, all teachers
    needed to be orientated on the CAPS. National
    Training Teams (NTT) were responsible for the
    training of Provincial CAPS Training Teams (PCTT)
    who in turn provided CAPS orientation to
    teachers. Orientation of PCTTs took place in
    April and May 2013 for the Senior Phase. A total
    of 1 346 officials were orientated in six
    provinces during this quarter.
  • Grade 12 CAPS Orientation was held in
    KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape during this
    quarter. CAPS orientation in both provinces was
    attended by subject advisors and lead teachers.
    In the Eastern Cape, 404 subject advisors
    attended, whilst in KwaZulu-Natal 242 attended.
    The orientations took place from 8-12 April 2013.

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PROGRAMME TWO HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT POLICY STATEMENTS
    (CAPS)
  • CAPS debriefing session took place in Gauteng
    from 15-19 April 2013 and was attended by the
    National Training Team (NTT) to consolidate
    inputs from all provinces into training manuals
    per subject. Consequently a generic training
    programme was developed for all the training
    sessions in the provinces.
  • The programme began with a road show in all
    provinces to highlight challenges and
    difficulties that provinces should address as a
    matter of urgency in order to improve the
    delivery of quality education. The remainder of
    the programme was divided into two sections. The
    first section was a plenary focusing on the
    generic introduction to the training and the
    second section focused on subject-specific
    orientation.
  • The subject specific orientation was preceded by
    a pre-test which was designed to assess the level
    of understanding of CAPS by subject advisors. The
    analysis of the pre-test enabled the National
    Core Training Team to identify areas that would
    need more detailed engagement during the
    training. The post test at the end of the
    orientation sessions revealed the change in level
    of understanding of the CAPS as a result of the
    training.

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PROGRAMME TWO HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT POLICY STATEMENTS
    (CAPS)
  • The Minister appointed a Committee to investigate
    the implementation of Mathematics, Science and
    Technology (MST) programmes in provinces. The
    Task Team began its work on 24 January 2013 and
    concluded its work in June and presented a report
    on their findings. The report was presented at
    the MST Roundtable on 7 June 2013 and to the CEM
    on 21 June 2013. The Task Team investigated the
    implementation of Mathematics, Science and
    Technology programmes in all provincial
    departments including Dinaledi schools.
  • The Certificate in Primary English Language
    Teaching (CiPELT) programme has been rolled out
    to 100 Foundation Phase curriculum advisors and
    55 Union lead teachers nationally. Currently
    provinces are rolling out the programme to
    Foundation Phase teachers.
  • National Reading Audit. Subsequent to the
    completion of the audit, a National Reading
    Programme for Grades R to 12 was developed.
    Provinces are reporting quarterly on Reading
    Programme interventions.

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PROGRAMME TWO HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • INCLUSIVE EDUCATION
  • An inter-provincial meeting on Inclusive
    Education was held on 29-30 April 2013 to report
    on the implementation of IE during the first
    quarter and to consolidate provincial plans using
    national priorities. The revised SIAS was
    presented at the Interprovincial meeting as well
    as at Senior Management.
  • An audit instrument for all schools for the Blind
    was developed and finalised as part of preparing
    the system for the implementation of the SASL
    curriculum from 2014.
  • The Training Manuals on Guidelines for Full
    Service Schools, Special Schools and Curriculum
    Differentiation were developed and finalised.

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PROGRAMME TWO HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
  • The Grade R policy framework document is ready to
    be gazetted for public comment.
  • Draft Concept paper on school readiness has been
    developed.
  • Pre-scoping exercise on ECD qualifications with
    QCTO and the ETDP SETA has started. This will
    address the training needs of practitioners
    working with younger children - below Grade R.

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PROGRAMME TWO HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT)
  • Thutong Portal. Thutong is an online community
    developed to help and support
  • teachers. There are communities for each Learning
    Area, subject as well as
  • school management, administration and teacher
    education. The following are
  • some of the resources that were uploaded on the
    Thutong Portal during the
  • first quarter
  • 30 Creative Arts documents
  • 16 Geography presentations for teachers
  • Foundation Phase Numeracy Handbook 2013
  • Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements
  • Circular S4 of 2013 Editorial and layout changes
    made to the printed CAPS
  • Afrikaans SAL (CAPS) Grade 11 Lessons for
    Learners, Term 2, 2013
  • Afrikaans SAL (CAPS) Grade 11Teachers Guide,
    Term 2,2013

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PROGRAMME TWO HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • LEARNING AND TEACHING SUPPORT MATERIALS
  • A 5-day screening workshop was held with
    approximately 40 subject advisors to evaluate and
    strengthen the quality of the workbooks for the
    2014 school year. Valuable information was
    obtained for amendment to the 2014 workbooks.
    Workbooks have been revised in accordance with
    the recommendations of the screening process,
    enhancing the quality of the workbooks.
  • In January and February 25 million Volume 2 Grade
    R -9 workbooks were delivered to all public
    schools to be used in the third and fourth
    quarter of the school year.
  • Braille workbooks for visually impaired learners
  • In January 2013, DBE printed and delivered Volume
    1 and 2 Grade R, and Volume 1 Mathematics Braille
    workbooks for visually impaired learners
  • The printing of Grades 1-6 Home Languages
    workbooks is in progress and will be ready for
    delivery to schools before the end of the year
  • Printing of Volume 1, Grades 2-6 Mathematics
    workbooks are in process of being completed and
    will be delivered by the service provider to
    schools at the start of the third quarter of the
    2013 school calendar year.

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PROGRAMME TWO HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • LEARNING AND TEACHING SUPPORT MATERIALS
  • Provincial reports on the procurement of
    LTSM for the 2014 academic year. According to the
    milestones for procurement as set out in the LTSM
    Sector Plan, most provinces are on track.
    Progress reports received by the DBE from PEDs
    indicate that in most provinces
  • Catalogues have been customised and released to
    schools
  • Exhibitions have taken place
  • Meetings with publishers aimed at outlining the
    procurement processes have been held
  • Managing agents have been procured where they
    will be used
  • Warehouses have been secured
  • Requisitioning processes have taken place or are
    underway
  • Plans to release orders to publishers are on
    track.

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PROGRAMME TWO OUTPUTS
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Target for 2013/14 as per APP First Quarter Actual Output
1. An e-Education strategy that updates the 2004 White Paper and includes future targets for ICT access in schools is released. Annual target Audit of e-education interventions is completed The Director-General has identified a team to assist with the process of drafting an e-Education strategy. The team will finalise the an e-Education strategy in the second quarter. At the ICT Interprovincial meeting held on 18 April 2013 the DBE requested PEDs to conduct an audit of e-education interventions. A template has been compiled with Provincial coordinators to collect the data and will be completed by September 2013.
2. Number of subject advisors orientated in the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements. Annual target 3 000 (Straddles two financial years) The final phase of the introduction of CAPS into the schooling system will take place in 2014, with implementation in Grade 12 and the Senior Phase. In order to ensure that there is sufficient time to prepare the teachers to implement CAPS it is necessary to commence orientation as early as possible and thus the programme is aligned to the school academic year. As a result CAPS orientation straddles two financial periods. The following number of subject advisors were orientated in CAPS, in preparation for implementation in Grade 12 and the Senior phase
Grade 12 Senior Phase Total
Jan March 2013 1525 534 2059
April May 2013 646 1346 1992
Total 2171 1880 4051
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PROGRAMME TWO OUTPUTS
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Target for 2013/14 as per APP First Quarter Actual Output
3. A Report on Subject Advisors in each district. Annual target Quarterly Reports to be used to identify and quantify subject advisors by phase The Annual District Planning, Management and Monitoring Tool will be used to collect and update information of Subject Advisors.
4. Number of district officials and teachers trained in multi-grade teaching in all provinces in 2013 (through nationally funded intervention). Annual target 200 Plans are in place to train 295 teachers and 27 subject advisors in July and September 2013.
5. Mind the gap titles to be introduced for grade 12 learning resource supplements in 2013. Annual target Mathematics, Physical Science, English First Additional Language, Mathematical Literacy and Afrikaans translation The Mind the Gap NCS titles are in the process of being aligned to the CAPS. In particular, the concept maps have been prepared for Grade 12 Accounting, Economics, Geography and Life Sciences.  Task teams for the Maths, Physical Science and Maths Literacy are in the process of being established. First draft of the EFAL Papers 1, 2 and 3 have been prepared and workshops with subject specialists are being planned.
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PROGRAMME TWO OUTPUTS
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Target for 2013/14 as per APP First Quarter Actual Output
6. Percentage of ordered Grade 3 literacy workbooks (Vol 2 for 2013) distributed to schools (Vol 1 workbooks already distributed by December 2012/January 2013). Annual target 97 -100 as per data and information received from provinces against orders A total of 1 029 450 literacy home language workbook 2 were printed and delivered to schools. Preliminary data indicates that as at 5 June 2013 the delivery was at 98.6.  Achieved.
7. Percentage of ordered Grade 3 numeracy workbooks (Vol 2 for 2013) distributed to schools (Vol 1 workbooks already distributed by December 2012/January 2013). Annual target 97 -100 as per data and information received from provinces against orders A total of   1 028 830 Numeracy workbook 2 were printed and delivered to schools. Preliminary data indicates that as at 5 June 2013 the delivery was at 98.6.  Achieved.
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PROGRAMME TWO OUTPUTS
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Target for 2013/14 as per APP First Quarter Actual Output
8. Percentage of ordered Grade 6 language workbooks (Vol 2 for 2013) distributed to schools (Vol 1 workbooks already distributed by December 2012/January 2013). Annual target 97 -100 as per data and information received from provinces against orders A total of 949 085 Language workbook 2 were printed and delivered to schools. Preliminary data indicates that as at 5 June 2013 the delivery was at 98.4.  Achieved.
9. Percentage of ordered Grade 6 Mathematics workbooks (Vol 2 for 2013) distributed to schools (Vol 1 workbooks already distributed by December 2012/January 2013). Annual target 97 -100 as per data and information received from provinces against orders A total of 946 295 Mathematics workbook 2 were printed and delivered to schools. Preliminary data indicates that as at 5 June 2013 the delivery was at 98.4.  Achieved.
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PROGRAMME TWO OUTPUTS
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Target for 2013/14 as per APP First Quarter Actual Output
10. Percentage of ordered Grade 9 Mathematics workbooks (Vol 2 for 2013) distributed to schools (Vol 1 workbooks already distributed by December 2012/January 2013). Annual target 97 -100 as per data and information received from provinces against orders A total of 969325 Mathematics workbook 2 were printed and delivered to schools. As at 5 June 2013 the delivery was at 98.  Achieved.
11. Percentage of Grade 12 learners who are doing Mathematics that have access to Siyavula Mathematics textbooks. Annual target 97 -100 as per data and information received from provinces against orders Development for both Mathematics and Physical Sciences textbooks is at 85.
12. Percentage of Grade 12 learners who are doing Physical Science that have access to Siyavula Physical Science textbooks. Annual target 97 -100 as per data and information received from provinces against orders Development for both Mathematics and Physical Sciences textbooks is at 85.
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PROGRAMME TWO OUTPUTS
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Target for 2013/14 as per APP First Quarter Actual Output
13. Number of different exemplars and other tools provided to support ANA preparation. Baseline to be determined A total of 90 Exemplar were developed to support ANA preparations for 2013. Achieved.
14. Number of different exemplars and other tools provided to support NSC preparation. Baseline to be determined Electronic database of NSC exemplars and other tools available on DBE website. Life Science Self Study Guide has been prepared and is awaiting printing.
15. Database set up with useful assessment tools for in-year assessment. Baseline to be determined Common Assessment Task are being produced in seven selected subjects and Life Orientation to support School Based Assessment.
16. Number of Brailed workbooks distributed to learners with visual impairment. Annual target 5 000 Grades R and Grade 1 Braille workbooks were printed and delivered by March 2013. Printing of Grade 4 Mathematics Braille workbooks has commenced and will be delivered to schools once the process is finalized to cater for learners with visual impairment.
17. An audit in special schools to determine the utilisation of assistive devices provided by DBE. Annual target Audit report is finalised The audit of special schools will be conducted through EMIS and is currently a work in progress.
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PROGRAMME TWO OUTPUTS
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Target for 2013/14 as per APP First Quarter Actual Output
18. Number of learners enrolled in the Kha Ri Gude programme. Annual target 683 514 The number of learners enrolled in the Kha Ri Gude Campaign will be reported in the second quarter as classes only start in July in the Eastern Cape and August for the rest of the other provinces.
19. Percentage of learners completing the Kha Ri Gude programme. Annual target 80 The percentage of learners who will be completing the Kha Ri Gude programme will be available and reported in the fourth quarter.
20. Percentage of Grade 12 learners sitting for the 2013 National Senior Certificate examinations who obtain a National Senior Certificate. Annual target 74 This indicator will be reported upon after the sitting of the 2013 NSC examinations.
21. Number of qualified ECD practitioners (NQF level 4) in public Grade R out 21 951 classes. Annual target 12 500 The data on ECD practitioners is being collected from provinces and being verified.
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PROGRAMME THREE TEACHERS, EDUCATION HUMAN
RESOURCES AND INSTITUTIONAL
DEVELOPMENT
  • The purpose of Programme Three is to promote
    quality teaching and institutional performance
    through the effective supply, development and
    utilisation of human resources.
  • SUB-PROGRAMMES
  • Programme Management Teachers, Education Human
    Resources and Institutional Development
    Education Human Resources Management and
    Education Human Resources Development and
    Curriculum and Professional Development Unit.

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STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
  • To ensure the new teacher development plan is
    translated into a wide range of teacher training
    materials, collaborative professional development
    activities within the schooling system and
    agreements with the relevant service providers
  • To establish the National Institute for
    Curriculum and Professional Development (NICPD)
    in order to promote best practices in classroom
    teaching and teacher development
  • To establish an ongoing national campaign for
    choosing teaching as a career, based on research
    into who becomes a good teacher and focusing on
    giving the necessary information and bursaries to
    interested youths
  • To bring about a set of planning, management and
    accountability tools at the school level that
    cater for South African needs and make quality
    education more realisable
  • To develop training strategies and materials
    aimed at parents that can bring parents more
    integrally into the new accountability mechanisms
    being established for schools
  • To establish better and evidence-based practices
    and procedures for the countrys 82 education
    district offices, including models for school
    interventions designed to tackle specific school
    shortcomings

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PROGRAMME THREE HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • INTEGRATED QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (IQMS).
  • During the first quarter, external moderators
    visited a total of 1 975 schools.  1 757 of these
    visits were to monitor the implementation of the
    IQMS while 218 schools were visited as part of
    the Race to the Top project in the Vhembe
    district of Limpopo. During the follow-up visits,
    lesson observations were conducted for 330
    educators. The provincial breakdown of  IQMS
    monitoring is as reflected in the table below

PROVINCE Number of first-time school visits Number of follow-up school visits Total number of school visits
Eastern Cape 227 69 296
Free State 1 135 136
Gauteng 42 189 231
KwaZulu-Natal 339 95 434
Limpopo 82 161 243
Mpumalanga 8 125 133
North West 9 135 144
Northern Cape 28 28
Western Cape 26 86 112
TOTAL 734 1 023 1 757
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PROGRAMME THREE HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Race to the Top
  • Minister initiated a project on Race to the
    Top as a holistic and urgent response to the
    National Development Plan (NDP).
  • The project serves as a turnaround strategy for
    the education sector, whereby all schools in 21
    identified districts will be monitored by 66 IQMS
    external moderators.
  • Some of the observations made were as follows
  • Admission processes for 2013 have not yet
    commenced
  • Drop-out rate is low at most schools
  • Workbooks / CAPS textbooks have been delivered to
    most schools
  • The NSNP is functioning well
  • Most schools have electricity and
  • Renovations to infrastructure evident at many
    schools.
  • Challenges includes amongst others Multi-grade
    teaching, lack of support staff (Admin workers
    etc.), old infrastructure, no analysis of ANA
    results and large number of orphans.

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PROGRAMME THREE HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • TEACHER SUPPLY AND UTILISATION
  • Number of qualified teachers aged 30 and below
    entering the public service as teachers for the
    first time during the past year. The nature of
    post provisioning processes in education is such
    that a large proportion of appointments occur in
    the first quarter of the school calendar year. As
    at the end of the first quarter of the school
    calendar year (January-March 2013) a total of 4
    669 educators aged 30 years and younger were
    appointed for the first time in the system.
  • Number of qualified teachers aged 30 and below
    exiting the public service as teachers during
    the past year. The number of educators exiting
    the system was monitored during the first quarter
    of the school calendar year. During the first
    quarter of the school calendar year a total of
    484 educators resigned of which 25 were 30 years
    and below and 454 were above the age of 30. The
    number of educators aged 30 and below exiting the
    system during the first quarter was lower than
    that of those that entered by 4 215.

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PROGRAMME THREE HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • TEACHER SUPPLY AND UTILISATION
  • In April 2013, CEM approved the Education Human
    Resource Planning Framework. PEDs will be
    expected to implement the Framework beginning
    from the 2014 school calendar year. The Framework
    identifies strategic areas critical for education
    human resource planning and management (including
    the management of demand, supply and utilization,
    and building capacity for workforce planning).
  • TEACHER DEVELOPMENT
  • Develop teacher diagnostics self-assessments to
    assess curriculum competence. A second set of
    diagnostic self-assessments in FET Maths have
    been completed. For the Foundation Phase,
    Intermediate and Senior Phase the first drafts
    have been completed. The projected phased-in
    introduction of the self-assessment system is
    2014.
  • A total of 400 000 Teacher Guides were printed
    and distributed to district offices. The DBE is
    conducting orientation of subject advisors so
    that they could support the teachers in using the
    Teacher Guides. PEDs, some districts and HODs in
    schools mediated the guide to teachers.

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PROGRAMME THREE HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • INITIAL TEACHER EDUCATION
  • The Funza Lushaka bursary allocation from
    National Treasury for 2013/14 is R893, 867, 000.
    This translates into approximately 14 400
    bursaries that can be awarded.
  • The selection committee meetings at 22 Higher
    Education Institutions to monitor and quality
    assure the selection process of bursars for the
    2013 in-take has been completed.
  • Final selection lists for students to be awarded
    bursaries for the 2013 academic year were
    produced and sent to NSFAS to honour the claims
    from HEIs. Preliminary data shows that the 14 341
    bursaries have been awarded.

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PROGRAMME THREE HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • SCHOOL GOVERNANCE
  • A guide for the capacity building of SGBs has
    been distributed to PEDs. The guide contains an
    extract from the South African Schools Act 84 of
    1996 indicating functions of the SGB. The guide
    also indicates areas of training that SGBs have
    to undergo. The PEDs will utilise the guide to
    strengthen the functioning of SGBs.
  • Provincial education departments continued to use
    the SGB Functionality Tool to assess the
    effectiveness of School Governing Bodies in line
    with the indicator of Goal 22 of the Action Plan
    to 2014..

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PROGRAMME THREE HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT
  • Quarterly reports available from each district on
    identified quality indicators using a
    standardised tool. A standardized tool with
    identified quality indictors has been finalized
    and approved by the sector. The well consulted
    tool covers all areas of district functionality
    which is aggregated to inform district
    performance per category and then the entire
    office. The tool will be mediated during the
    planned provincial road shows from July to August
    2013.
  • The Policy on the Organisation, Roles and
    Responsibilities of Education Districts was
    approved on 4 April 2013. The Policy aims at
    providing structures and systems through which
    national policy imperatives can be realised
    within all districts and those experiencing
    different levels of capacity to can support
    schools adequately.

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PROGRAMME THREE OUTPUTS
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Target for 2013/14 as per APP First Quarter Actual Output
1. A comprehensive user-friendly guide to available professional development programmes is established on the DBE website. Annual Target A user-friendly guide to available professional development programmes is available on the website with 250 offerings A guide to available professional development programmes is available on the website with 316 offerings covering 33 fields of study. Achieved.
2. Number of qualified teachers aged 30 and below entering the public service as teachers for the first time during the past year. Annual Target 7 400 A total of 4 669 qualified educators entered the profession between January and March 2013. Partially achieved. (N.B reporting on this indicator has a time lag of a quarter due to data availability).
3. A comprehensive teacher Human Resource Strategy workforce is developed. Annual Target An analytical report on teacher shortages, placement, attrition and entry is compiled and an assessment of teacher supply and demand is made A report on factors determining demand for and supply of educators has been finalized.
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PROGRAMME THREE OUTPUTS
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Target for 2013/14 as per APP First Quarter Actual Output
4. Number of Funza Lushaka bursaries awarded to students enrolled for initial teacher education during the past year. Annual Target 14 500 A total of 14 341 bursaries were awarded to qualifying and deserving students studying towards a teaching qualification in national priority areas. Partially Achieved.
5. An impact assessment of the Funza Lushaka programme is undertaken. Annual Target Report showing the impact of the programme and areas for strengthening is finalised A draft concept note for the evaluation of the Funza Lushaka bursary programme has been drafted and submitted to the DPME for inputs. A Terms of Reference document for the evaluation is being developed with guidance from DPME that will specify the scope of the evaluation and budget.
6. Percentage of ordinary public schools where the School Governing Body meets minimum criteria in terms of effectiveness as determined through a School Monitoring sample Survey (SMS). Annual Target 52 The effectiveness of SGBs will be evaluated in the second and third quarters.
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PROGRAMME THREE OUTPUTS
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Target for 2013/14 as per APP First Quarter Actual Output
7. Percentage of principals in ordinary public schools rating the support services of districts as being satisfactory as determined in a sample survey. Annual Target 50 The collection of data has not yet begun. The survey tool that was developed for use by principals to rate the support service they receive from districts is being refined to determine compliance to Monitoring and Evaluation standards. Upon finalisation, the tool will be distributed to principals and collected by IQMS moderators.
8. Number of public ordinary schools moderated through school-based integrated quality management system (IQMS) evaluations per year.(the target is fixed based on the number of available moderators). Annual Target 8 000 As at the end of the first quarter, 1 757 schools were visited for IQMS monitoring. An additional 218 schools were visited as part of the Race to the Top project, bringing the total number of schools visits to 1 975. A total of 168 schools could not be visited due to SADTU disengagement.
9. A monitoring tool for Post Provisioning Norms (PPN) is finalised and piloted. Annual Target Pilot study report is available and used to inform roll-out of the tool Investigation of the PPN implementation in all nine PEDs was completed. A draft report is being finalized.
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PROGRAMME THREE OUTPUTS
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Target for 2013/14 as per APP First Quarter Actual Output
10. Quarterly reports available from each district on identified quality indicators using a standardised tool. Bi-annual Target Bi-annual reports produced on key findings of Quarterly reports and interventions A standardized tool with identified quality indictors has been finalized and approved by the sector. The well consulted tool covers all areas of district functionality which is aggregated to inform district performance per category and then the entire office. The tool will be mediated during the planned provincial road shows from July to August 2013.
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PROGRAMME FOUR PLANNING, INFORMATION AND
ASSESSMENT
  • The purpose of Programme Four is to promote
    quality and effective service delivery in the
    basic education system through planning,
    implementation and assessment.
  • SUB-PROGRAMMES
  • Programme Management Planning , Information
    and Assessment Information Management Systems
    Financial and Physical Planning National
    Assessments and Public Examinations and, the
    National Education Evaluation and Development
    Unit and Planning and Delivery Oversight Unit.

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STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
  • To establish a quality system of standardised and
    benchmarked learner assessments
  • To ensure that all children complete a quality
    readiness programme in Grade R before they enter
    formal education in Grade 1
  • To put into place support systems for provinces
    and schools to improve the physical environs of
    the school and create enabling conditions for
    successful teaching and learning
  • To ensure that districts can use quality
    information and data about the level and quality
    of learning in schools to plan and implement
    school-based improvement programmes

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PROGRAMME FOUR HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • National Senior Certificate
  • A total of 258 question papers for the November
    2013/March 2014 NSC examinations were set and
    internally moderated during this quarter. 82 of
    the papers have been externally moderated and
    approved by Umalusi. Out of 130 of the November
    2013 question papers, 100 have been edited,
    translated and quality assured. The remaining 30
    question papers were at the stage of final
    approval by Umalusi as at the end of the quarter.
    The 1st consignment of all the November 2013
    papers were handed over to PEDs for printing by
    22 July 2013.
  • Exemplar question papers for Grade 11, which will
    be used to support the implementation of the
    Curriculum Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS)
    were developed in 9 selected subjects and were
    released to PEDs on 31 May 2013 for printing and
    distribution to all schools. It is envisaged that
    these exemplars will assist teachers with the
    implementation of assessment relating to CAPS.

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PROGRAMME FOUR HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • The Exemplification of the Standard of the
    Learner Evidence for extended writing was
    developed in selected subjects of Business
    Studies, English FAL P3, Geography P1 and History
    P2 and handed over to PEDs and districts to
    distribute to all schools. The exemplification of
    excellent learner responses is a creative way to
    motivate and encourage the Grade 12 learners to
    emulate excellent performance.
  • A total of 80 School Based Assessment (SBA)
    moderators have been appointed. These moderators
    commenced with the first phase of the moderation
    of SBA across provinces. The three PEDs where
    moderation was conducted during this quarter
    were Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Eastern Cape. The
    SBA moderation for the remaining 6 provinces was
    scheduled to be conducted in July 2013.

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PROGRAMME FOUR HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • ANNUAL NATIONAL ASSESSMENTS
  • Dissemination of diagnostic report, exemplars
    and assessment guidelines As feedback to the
    system to assist schools teach better and prepare
    learners adequately for the 2013 ANA cycle, a
    diagnostic report on the strengths and learning
    gaps exhibited in the 2012 ANA cycle was
    developed and disseminated for use as a resource.
  • Exemplars of the knowledge and skills that are
    tested in Language and Mathematics in ANA were
    developed and disseminated to schools.
  • In addition, sets of guidelines on the scope of
    the 2013 ANA tests were developed and also
    disseminated to schools. All these resources are
    designed to help schools strengthen effectiveness
    of teaching and learning and contribute to
    improved learner performance.
  • Test Development Language and Mathematics tests
    to be administered in ANA 2013 were developed,
    piloted, refined and reviewed by the
    Director-Generals Advisory Committee. The
    development included adaptation of tests into
    Braille and large font size for learners who
    experience severe and mild visual challenges,
    respectively.

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PROGRAMME FOUR HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • INFRA-STRUCTURE
  • Education Infrastructure Grant (EIG).
  • The first transfer of the Education
    Infrastructure Grant was made on the 19 April
    2013 to all PEDs. The transfer was dependent upon
    the submission of the fourth quarter
    Infrastructure Reporting Model (IRM) for 2012/13
    financial year and NEIMS Assessment forms for
    completed projects.
  • The second transfer was made on the 24th May 2013
    and was dependent upon the submission of the
    approved and signed off tabled User Asset
    Management Plans (U-AMPs) with prioritised
    project lists for the 2013 MTEF not later than 10
    April 2013 to the DBE and the relevant Provincial
    Treasuries.
  • To date a total of R 1, 879, 196 billion or 28
    of R 6, 630, 664 billion allocated to the sector
    has been transferred to respective PEDs.
    Remaining are three (3) instalments due on 23rd
    August 2013, 8 November 2013 and 31st January
    2014.

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PROGRAMME FOUR HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Inappropriate structures - School Infrastructure
    Backlog Grant (ASIDI) The DBSA is implementing
    the replacement of 49 inappropriate schools and
    on average construction progress is at over 87,
    and 22 schools have reached practical completion.
    Planning for hand over of completed schools is
    finalised and commenced from July 2013, one
    school per week, per term will be handed-over.
  • DBSA was issued with 2nd batch of 70 schools to
    implement. 50 of the schools are in EC, 10 in FS,
    5 in Mpumalanga, 3 in Limpopo, 1 in NW and 1 in
    NC. The progress is at the appointment of
    Professional Service Providers stage.
  • CDC has been appointed to implement 25 new
    schools in EC. 20 schools are in construction
    and progress is at various levels of bulk
    earthworks, foundations and brickwork.
  • IDT has been appointed to implement 12 new
    schools in EC. 10 schools are in construction and
    progress is at various stages of bulk earthworks,
    foundations and brick work. DRPW is appointed to
    implement 16 new schools in EC. 6 schools are in
    construction and progress is at various stages of
    bulk earthworks, foundations and brick work.
  • WCED is appointed to implement 14 schools in WC.
    All 14 schools are handed over to contractors and
    are at various stages of construction of bulk
    earthworks, foundations and brick work.
  • IDT is appointed to build 10 schools in FS. The
    progress is at the appointment of contractors
    stage

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PROGRAMME FOUR HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Percentage of learners and schools benefiting by
    the no fee school policy The table
    illustrates the provincial number of no fee
    learners as well as the number and percentage of
    no fee schools in 2013

PROVINCE NUMBER OF NO FEE LEARNERS PERCENTAGE OF LEARNERS IN NO FEE SCHOOLS NUMBER OF NO FEE SCHOOLS PERCENTAGE OF NO FEE SCHOOLS
EC 1,601,347 92.98 5,344 96.10
FS 499,901 81.20 1,191 88.20
GP 1,147,537 65.00 1,346 65.80
KZN 1,873,583 71.50 4,904 82.40
LP 1,591,801 96.20 3,810 97.60
MP 863,690 89.30 1,646 91.10
NC 178,430 69.00 413 73.80
NW 675,515 94.30 1,407 88.40
WC 373,772 40.00 672 46.20
TOTAL 7,193,712 77.70 15,389 81.10
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PROGRAMME FOUR HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Provincial budget monitoring. The DBE analysed
    the provincial education departments (PEDs)
    expenditure and compiled a report as at the end
    of May 2013.The PEDs have spent 17.3 of the
    adjusted budget as at May 2013. The expenditure
    trend is acceptable when compared to the norm of
    17 if the straight line method is used.

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PROGRAMME FOUR HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • PLANNING AND DELIVERY OVERSIGHT UNIT
  • This quarters meeting with District Directors
    was held on 11-12 April 2013. The primary
    objective was to share best practice on how to
    manage structured interventions towards improving
    the NCS and ANA results in 2013. The workshop was
    attended by 76 district directors as well as 15
    senior provincial officials.
  • Road shows that were started in the last quarter
    of the 2012/2013 financial year and led by the
    Minister and Deputy Minister, continued and
    included visits to Libode in the Eastern Cape
    Bojanala in North West and Thabo Mofutsanyana in
    Free State. In addition, two accountability
    meetings were held in the Eastern Cape
    involving a total of 15 districts.
  • Support to Underperforming Districts. In the
    quarter under review, the PDOU strengthened its
    support to underperforming districts through
    in-depth on-site support to Mt. Frere and
    Sterkspruit districts.

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PROGRAMME FOUR HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • PLANNING AND DELIVERY OVERSIGHT UNIT
  • A stakeholder relations programme is being rolled
    out, under the auspices of the QLTC, in
    collaboration with the ELRC and SACE to address
    the non-negotiables and the 3Ts (TTTs). The
    ELRC has committed to assist with funding . This
    will also assist in another pillar of managing
    stakeholder relations which relates to building
    the capacity of SGBs to strengthen their work
    with parents and the community in support of
    schools.
  • Call Centre. The call centre processed 2650 calls
    between April and June 2013. Most of the calls
    were in connection with the replacement of
    certificates (545) and bursaries Funza Lushaka
    (381) and NSFAS (204). 305 calls were in
    connection with admissions, with Gauteng
    registering the highest number of cases.
  • School Calendar. The proposed 2015 School
    Calendar was published in Government Notice No.
    36386 on 19 April 2013 for public comments. The
    HEDCOM sub-committee on School Calendars met on 7
    June 2013 and considered and consolidated
    comments from the public. The proposed 2015
    School Calendar has been forwarded to HEDCOM for
    approval.

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PROGRAMME FOUR OUTPUTS
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Target for 2013/14 as per APP First Quarter Actual Output
1. Provision of valid and reliable data on learner performance in the ANA that will support the improvement of quality of basic education. Annual Target National Assessment report on learner performance in ANA (disaggregated into 9 provinces and districts) The 2013 Annual National Assessments are scheduled to be administered from 10 to 13 September 2013. This report will be compiled after administration of the Annual National Assessments in September 2013.
2. Provision of valid and reliable data on learner performance in the NSC examinations that will support the improvement of quality of basic education. Annual Target Four National Exam Reports on learner performance in Grade 12 are released Technical Report Detailed Schools statistics Report Diagnostic report in selected subjects Report on schools statistics indicating 3 year performance in selected subjects The 2013 National Senior Certificate examinations are scheduled to be administered from 28 October 2013 to 29 November 2013. The four reports will be compiled after administration of the 2013 National Senior Certificate examinations.
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PROGRAMME FOUR OUTPUTS
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Target for 2013/14 as per APP First Quarter Actual Output
3. Number of exemplars developed in key subjects for the implementation of CAPS. Annual Target Exemplars developed in 9 key subjects for Grade 11 Exemplars were developed in 9 selected subjects for Grade 11 and released to PEDs for printing and distribution to all schools. These exemplars will support teachers with assessment when implementing CAPS. Achieved.
4. School-based Assessment database is established Annual Target Basic database is established and uploaded on the website Common Assessment Tasks are being produced in seven selected subjects and Life Orientation to support School-based Assessment
5. The number of schools built and completed in the ASIDI project. Annual Target 140 201 schools have been allocated to Implementing Agents and are at various stages of planning and implementation.
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PROGRAMME FOUR OUTPUTS
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Target for 2013/14 as per APP First Quarter Actual Output
6. Percentage of 7- to 15-year-olds attending education institutions. Annual Target 98.7 98.8 (2011 GHS) Achieved. (These indicator values will be updated with 2012 GHS data in the next quarter)
7. Percentage of children who turned 9 in the previous year who are currently enrolled in Grade 4 (or a higher grade). Annual Target 64 79.9 (2011 GHS) Achieved. (These indicator values will be updated with 2012 GHS data in the next quarter)
8. Percentage of children who turned 12 in the previous year who are currently enrolled in Grade 7 (or a higher grade). Annual Target 51 71.7 (2011 GHS) Achieved. (These indicator values will be updated with 2012 GHS data in the next quarter)
9. Percentage of Grade 1 learners who have received formal Grade R according to a School Monitoring sample Survey (SMS). Annual Target 87 87.8 (2011 GHS) Achieved. (These indicator values will be updated with 2012 GHS data in the next quarter)
10. Pilot study is conducted in selected districts where ANA results were analysed to inform support and improvement programmes for schools. Annual Target A pilot study report is available The pilot study has as yet not commenced.
11. Number of schools benefitting from the Adopt-a-school programme linked to the NEDLAC Accord on Basic Education (under the auspices of the QLTC). Annual Target 375 A total of 32 schools can be verified as having benefited from the NEDLAC Accord, from reports received from provinces.
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PROGRAMME FOUR OUTPUTS
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Target for 2013/14 as per APP First Quarter Actual Output
12. Advocacy campaign for communities and parents using tools for oversight of teacher attendance, homework monitoring, curriculum coverage, the use of ANA results as a diagnostic tool as well as the retrieval of LTSM. Annual Target Advocacy campaign implemented The advocacy campaign has not as yet commenced.
13. Successful management of reported cases with respect to Education delivery managed through the DBE Call Centre. Quarterly Target Quarterly reports indicating referrals and follow ups on progress and analysing trends and patterns. A report has been compiled. The DBE Call Centre received 2650 calls during the first quarter and all of them were resolved jointly with the PEDs. Of the 2650 calls that were received 545 calls related to the replacement of certificates while 277 were matric related cases 381 were enquiries about the Funza Lushaka bursary while 204 were in connection with NSFAS. 305 calls were in connection with admissions with Gauteng registering the highest number of cases. Achieved.
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PROGRAMME FOUR OUTPUTS
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Target for 2013/14 as per APP First Quarter Actual Output
14. NEEDU report is released. Annual Target NEEDU comprehensive report is submitted and recommendations considered for application and integration into sector activities. The NEEDU National Report 2012 on the State of Literacy Teaching and Learning in the Foundation Phase was released by the Minister on 2 May 2013. Achieved.
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PROGRAMME FIVE EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT SERVICES
  • The purpose of Programme Five is to develop
    policies and programmes to improve the quality of
    learning in schools.
  • SUB-PROGRAMME
  • Programme Management Educational Enrichment
    Services Care and Support in Schools
    Partnerships in Education and Grant
    Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting.

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STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
  • To enhance the current basket of education
    support services to learners from poor
    communities
  • To ensure the involvement of stakeholders in
    exercising involvement in schools in a manner
    that adds value to the attainment of the core
    outcomes

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PROGRAMME FIVE HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • HEALTH PROMOTION
  • The Department has developed the National
    Strategy for the Prevention and Management of
    Substance Abuse amongst Learners in Schools in
    partnership with provinces. The Strategy provides
    comprehensive guidance to the basic education
    sector with regards to the prevention and
    management of substance abuse in schools. The
    Strategy was approved for implementation by CEM
    on 25 April 2013.
  • In May 2013, the Department participated in the
    6th SA AIDS Conference in Durban on 18 21 June
    2013. At the Conference Department hosted a
    Satellite Session entitled, The Education
    Sectors Response to HIV and TB in South Africa
    from policy to implementation. The purpose of
    the session was to showcase the range of
    interventions that the Department has implemented
    to support the implementation of the NSP
    2012-2016 and the Departments Integrated
    Strategy on HIV, STIs and TB, 2012-2016.

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PROGRAMME FIVE HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • NATIONAL SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAMME. Financial
    Management workshops were conducted targeting
    district officials on the management of the
    National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) funds.
  • Social Cohesion Toolkit Orientation
    Workshops.During this quarter, the Social
    Cohesion toolkit orientation workshops were
    conducted in Free State and Gauteng. The social
    cohesion toolkit is intended to be an assistive
    tool in terms of enabling and supporting schools
    and their host communities to inculcate
    collective responsibilities for education, built
    into the social cohesion toolkit are the
    strategies towards social cohesion.
  • Promoting Understanding of the Constitution of
    the Country through the National Schools Moot
    Court Competition. The Moot Court Provincial
    Rounds were completed in 8 provinces.

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PROGRAMME FIVE HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • During this quarter, the development of a
    National Gender Policy Framework was approved.
    The HSRC was chosen as the external service
    provider. Already, the HSRC submitted the
    document analysis that will support the policy
    development process. In the next quarter, the
    HSRC will give a report in terms of stakeholder
    consultations empirical data will be needed in
    terms of developing the national policy framework
    hence field research is underway and the findings
    will be reported on in subsequent quarters.
  • The South African Schools Choral Eisteddfod
    Provincial Championships took place between 24
    May and 22 June 2013.
  • A total of 450 teachers were trained in Physical
    Education through conducting nine provincial
    teacher training courses.

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PROGRAMME FIVE HIGHLIGHTS ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Provincial Workshops for identified district and
    provincial officials have been conducted in all
    nine provinces on the Prevention and Management
    of Bullying in schools. A total number of 1 213
    Provincial Master Trainers have been trained on
    the prevention and management of bullying in
    schools.
  • Implementation of the Partnership Protocol
    between the DBE and SAPS. The project is in its
    third and final phase of implementation. To date
    18 155 monitoring tools have been received from
    provinces indicating the linking of schools to
    local police stations and establishment of Safe
    School Committees.

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PROGRAMME FIVE OUTPUTS
PERFORMANCE INDICATORS Target for 2013/14 as per APP First Quarter Actual Output
1. Number of learners benefitting from the Integrated School Health Programme. Bi-annual target 2nd Quarter Target 375 000 4th Quarter Target 375 000 Bi-annual target
2. Number of learners in Quintiles 1 3 Primary, Secondary and identified Special Schools that are provided with nutritious meals. Quarterly Target 8 700 000 As at 15 August 2013, provincial education departments reported a total of 8 916 455 learners in schools were provided with nutritious meals in Quintiles 1 3 schools. Achieved.
3. The system is developed for capturing information on choral and sport participation in the DBE. Annual target The system for capturing information of learner participation in sport and choral music is developed. Provincial Education Departments (PEDs) are an integral component in contributing to the realisation of this activity. To this end, engagement has taken place with PEDs on developing a system to capture information on choral and sport partici
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