The Citizens Foundation recognises that the employees are its most important resource. We are committed to training and developing the entire workforce, particularly school staff. It reflects the commitment of TCF to impart quality education.
TCF training programs have a two prong approach. The Training team rigorously works with school heads to empower them by developing their leadership and management skills. Concurrently, there are intensive sessions for the teachers ranging from content support across subjects, pedagogical approaches and assessment methods to early childhood education, character building and critical thinking.
Pre-Service Training (PRESET)
New teachers at TCF go through a mandatory pre-service training. They are initially given a self-study pack, while the Principal supports them by providing on-the-job training and constructive feedback. Later on, they are required to participate in a direct-interaction module.
In-Service Training (INSET)
A rigorous annual training program is organized every year in summers for TCF teachers. This program focuses on both content-specific training and general pedagogical training. In training cycle 2011-12, 5964 teachers went through In-Service Training
TCF has a Principals Academy with a rigorous program, serves to establish the school Principal’s role as both the instructional leader and administrator of her school. In 2011-12 514 principals were trained at the Principals Academy.
Training of Trainers
These trainings are executed through selected master trainers from schools who go through a comprehensive Training of Trainer (TOT) programme. This equips them to successfully impart ideas and share experiences during PRESET and INSET.
The training modules combine themes emerging from needs analysis in teaching and learning and those being highlighted in educational researches and trends. To ensure high standards of these manuals, the training team regularly participates in workshops and seminars apart from researching and self-learning.
In training cycle 2011-12, 5964 teachers went through In-Service Training and 514 principals were trained in Principals Academy.