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Philippine Professional Standards for School Heads (PPSSH)




The current annual appropriation for professional learning represents a significant investment by the government in improving teacher quality through in-service development. It is appropriate, therefore, to ensure that the available funds are utilized efficiently and that they contribute in the long run to improvements in school effectiveness leading to greatly-improved student-learning achievement.

The Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST), which recognizes growth in teachers’ professional capacity and supports the K to 12 curriculum reform agenda, underpins the proposed system for the professional development of teachers. The current development of the Philippine Professional Standards for School Heads (PPSSH) and Philippine Professional Standards for Supervisors (PPSS) will further broaden the importance of a Transformed NEAP. These sets of Professional Standards will assist NEAP in the design and delivery of in-service professional development, and, through integrated monitoring and evaluation procedures, provide for accountability.

The proposed integrated system proposed would enable NEAP to strengthen schooling at a national level through the planning and delivery of professional development activities for classroom teachers and school leaders, which comprise headteachers, principals, supervisors, assistant school superintendents, superintendents, assistant regional directors, and regional directors.




Philippine Professional Standards for School Heads (PPSSH)

In the coming months, the sets of professional standards for school heads and supervisors will also be available to support leaders in schools, divisions, and regions.

The current drafts indicate five Domains for School Heads comprising 32 strands, and four Domains for Supervisors comprising 20 strands.




Domain 1, Leading Strategically, consists of seven strands:

  1. Vision, mission and core values
  2. Policy review and implementation
  3. School planning and implementation
  4. Research to improve school performance
  5. Programs, projects, and activities
  6. Learner’s voice
  7. Monitoring and evaluation processes and tools

Domain 2, Managing School Operations and Resources, consists of six strands:

  1. School data and information
  2. Financial management
  3. School facilities and equipment
  4. Management of staff
  5. School safety for disaster preparedness, mitigation, and resiliency
  6. Emerging challenges and opportunities

Domain 3, Focusing on Teaching and Learning, consists of seven strands:

  1. School-based curriculum review and contextualization
  2. Teaching standards and pedagogies
  3. Teaching performance feedback
  4. Learning assessment
  5. Learning environment
  6. Learner discipline
  7. Career awareness and opportunities

Domain 4, Developing Self and Others, consists of eight strands:

  1. Personal and professional development
  2. Professional reflection and learning to improve practice
  3. School personnel and office performance management
  4. Learning and development of school personnel
  5. Developing leadership in individuals and teams
  6. Leading organizations within the school
  7. Rewards and recognition
  8. General welfare of school personnel

Domain 5, Building Connections, consists of four strands:

  1. Managing diverse relationships
  2. Inclusive practice
  3. Communication
  4. Community engagement

Philippine Professional Standards for Supervisors (PPSS)

Source: NEAP




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