Teaching Loads and Assignments of Public School Teachers
In addition to the guidelines stipulated in DepEd Order No. 31 s. 2012 which is still in full force and effect as per DepEd Order No. 20 s. 2014 particularly on time allotment per learning area and in the preparation of class program, DepEd-NCR Memorandum No. 105 s. 2015 dated May 29, 2015 entitled: “Teaching Loads and Assignments of Public School Teachers”, is hereby attached to guide the school heads in assigning teaching loads.
TEACHING LOADS AND ASSIGNMENTS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS
Schools Division Superintendents
Heads of Public Elementary and Secondary Schools
1. The DepEd NCR Regional Office had conducted the inventory of PSI-POP Number of Teachers in the sixteen (16) divisions of the Region last school year. The common observations were: some teachers were not given full teaching loads and daily time allotments per subject were not strictly followed.
2. In this connection, the Schools Divisions are advised to adopt the following guidelines for teaching loads in all public elementary and secondary schools:
a. DepEd Memorandum No. 291, s. 2008 provides that:
1) Public school teachers shall render at most six (6) hours of actual teaching a day, except when undertaking academic activities that require presence outside the school premises;
2) School heads shall assign teaching loads to public school teachers to fully utilize the six (6) hour actual classroom teaching, i.e., six teaching loads at one hour per teaching load, with due regard for possible teaching intervals;
All advisorship and/or special assignments for the entire school year combined shall be considered as one teaching load;
b. Special assignments are hereby enumerated together with the corresponding teaching load that may be given to the teachers:
c. A teacher with six (6) hours of actual classroom teaching and/or equivalent teaching related activities and duties shall render the remaining two (2) hours of work within or outside the school premises to comply with the eight-hour workday by engaging in the following teaching- related activities and duties;
– preparation of lesson plans, action/work plans, instructional materials, evaluation/assessment tools/rubrics;
– preparation and checking of exercises; recording of academic performance results and classroom accomplishments;
– conduct of research;
– attendance to seminars, workshops and similar programs;
– counseling, mentoring, coaching of students including home visits;
– consultations and conferences with parents;
– performance of coordination activities and duly recognized community social services;
– participation in the maintenance and improvement of school facilities and equipment; and
– other activities identified in the specific guidelines under paragraph 4 below.
d. Schools with 2 shift classes should give additional homework to students to make up for reduction of time allotment.
e. As per DepEd Order No. 9, s„ 2005, national, regional or division athletic meets or academic and non-academic competitions, including practices for said meets and competitions shall be allowed on condition that these are held after class hours and days. The specific day and time should be reflected in School Form 7 (SF7).
f. The Master Teachers should observe the statement of duties and responsibilities indicated in CSC Form No. 1 (Position Description Form}. They should NOT be designated as Assistant to the Principal regardless of school population. Furthermore, they should be classroom teachers with additional load as remedial/intervention/enhancement teacher, mentor or continuous improvement coordinator.
g. Classes in Grades I, 2 and 3 MUST be self-contained (one teacher assigned in each section). Only Grades 4-6 will be allowed to utilize departmentalized/team teaching. Observance of this policy shall be strictly followed.
3. In the exigency of the service, the principal may deviate from assigning teachers in ancillary services and instead assign teachers to actual teaching duties as the need arises.
4. The Schools Diyjsion Superintendents are enjoined to monitor the implementation and compliance of the DepEd issuances on teaching loads and related matters to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of educational services.
5. Immediate and wide dissemination of this Memorandum, is desired.
LUZ S. ALMEDA
Elementary Level Teaching Loads
Legal Bases: RA 7079, sec. 2 Implementing Rules and Guidelines
This is an implicit additional feature of the curriculum, as such, it can be considered as additional load to whoever may be assigned to teach it, or serve as School Paper Adviser. However, the following shall be observed:
- There should be at least 15 pupils to constitute a class;
- Should there be two (2) separate classes, by Grade level (one for Grade 5 and another for Grade 6), or by medium (English or Filipino), with at least 15 pupils each, such will be considered two (2) loads; likewise, the same rule would follow if and when a Grade 4 class shall be organized;
- Multi grade level or English and Filipino combined as (1) class, at one (1) schedule is still considered single (one) load.
Secondary Level Teaching Loads
This may be a subject taken in lieu of Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE); hence, for the nomenclature in the DepEd forms, it shall appear as = TLE/Journalism.
The following shall be observed in the loading of teachers:
- There should be at least 25 students to constitute a class;
- One (1) load is considered for being a School Paper Adviser and another load for handling one (1) section; Journalism in either English or Filipino or a particular grade level; hence, a School Paper Adviser (SPA), may get two (2) loads being an SPA and handling a Journalism class, however, a Journalism teacher may not always be an SPA. Only one (1) teacher shall be assigned as SPA in a school, who shall take charge of English and/or Filipino publication. For large population, there could be two (2) SPAs, one (1) English and one (1) Filipino. (This rule shall also apply to the Elementary Level SPAs)
- For small schools where English and Filipino classes are. combined or where the classes are composed of different grade level, that are conducted as one (1) section, the load will be considered only one (1).
- To complete the load of a Journalism teacher, he/she must be assigned in English or Filipino to teach subject/s to allow more opportunities to discover potential journalists in the class/school.
|1) Feeding Teacher (with helper)||2-3 hours teaching loads||Number of Feeding Teacher may vary depending on the number of enrolment and feeding programs.|
|2) Canteen Teacher||2 hours teaching loads|
4 hours canteen services
|Number of Canteen Teacher will depend on the number of j enrolment and availability of i teachers. Specific duties are stipulated in DepEd Order No. 8, s. 2007|
|3) Teacher Librarian||3 hours teaching |
3 hours library duties
|Number of Teacher Librarian may vary on the number of enrolment.|
|4) Teacher Property Custodian||2-4 hours teaching loads||Depending on the school population as stipulated in DepEd Memorandum No. 328, s. 2009|
|5) Guidance Teacher||3 hours teaching loads |
3 hours guidance services
|Number of Guidance Teacher may vary on the number of enrolment.|
|6) ALS Teacher||8 hours||Eight (8) hours in/out of school campus per approved/ prescribed by the School Head|
|7) Teacher Nurse||3 hours teaching loads |
3 hours clinic services
|8} Teacher Registrar/ School Clerk||3 hours teaching loads |
3 hours registrar services
|9) Journalism Teacher||4 teaching loads|
|Legal Basis: RA 7079, sec. 2 Implementing Rules and Guidelines. See Inclosure A for details.|
|10) Teacher Coordinator||5 teaching loads|
|11) Sports Coaching||1 or 2 teaching loads||1 teaching load for individual sports|
2 teaching loads for team sports