NAPTOSA, the second largest union in the education sector, was registered by the Registrar of Labour Relations as the Trade Union on 1 November 2006. Furthermore, .
NAPTOSA enjoys all the rights of a trade union and operates within the National ELRC under the name of the Combined Trade Unions (CTU), called CTU – ATU. The Provincial Autonomous Teachers’ Unions (ATU) consist of NAPTOSA (the corresponding party), NATU, PEU, PSA and SAOU.
NAPTOSA is the only education sector union that is truly representative of the demographics of South Africa. Its strength lies in the diverse backgrounds of its members, bound by a common commitment to professionalism and to educating the youth of South Africa.
Following the closure of schools on 18 March 2020, and the national lockdown to curb the spread of the Corona virus, a decision was taken by the Minister of Basic Education, to administer the May/June 2020 examination concurrently with the October/November 2020 examination. 2. The Combined June and November examination will commence officially on Thursday, 5 November and terminate on Tuesday, 15 December 2020. This timetable replaces the previous November Examination Timetable that was issued in March 2020.
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Dear Supporter of Quality Education
These are traumatic times. In the midst of it all, I do trust that you're well and safe from harm. One needs to be mindful that one day the pandemic will have become history. That's 100% guaranteed.
Please find the latest issue of pdf Quality Education News (QEN) (560 KB) .
One of the challenges facing schools worldwide right now, is how to assess the learners' school work. Does one allocate grades, marks and percentages? Who gets promoted at the end of the scholastic year ? You might find the article in QEN that tackles such a question, pertinent and able to offer possible solutions. The author holds a leadership position in an American district school system.
As a leading educator of various professionals in Africa, the Foundation of Professional Development has trained over 450 000 students to date. FPD has significant virtual training and e-learning capacity that has been strategically leveraged during the COVID-19 pandemic to reach and train thousands of Principals, Deputy Principals, School Governing Bodies and School Leadership members on COVID-19 readiness for their schools.
The School of Education has developed a COVID-19 Classroom Readiness for Schools online short course to bring educational leaders up to date with school, staff and learner safety. This course has been sponsored by the Matthew Goniwe School of Governance and Leadership as well as the Gauteng Department of Basic Education and is therefore offered as a free online course in all provinces. Once an individual is enrolled, they are supported with mobile data as well. The course is also undergoing SACE accreditation for CPD points.
Introduction letter to classroom readiness for Schools - pdf Click here (337 KB)
Classroom readiness for schools information regarding course - pdf Click here (1.08 MB)