Teachers Professional Development Points

Human Resources Management in Schools

Course Fee R400.00
This is a SACE accredited course.
Accreditation number: 11534

Endorsed by SACE for 15 CPTD points

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What this course is about?

As a school principal or aspiring school principal, you need to understand the basics of Human Resources Management.  Human Resource Management (HRM) is the function in an organisation that focuses on the recruitment of, management of, and providing direction for the people who work in a school. HRM deals with issues related to people, e.g. remuneration, hiring, performance management, education and training amongst others.  Add to this the numerous changes in labour law, employment equity and BBBEE and it becomes obvious that principals and members of school management teams need to have a basic understanding of HRM in order to run their schools effectively and within the legislation that surrounds people management. This course aims to equip you with the tools to effectively manage the school from an HRM perspective.

Who should be doing this course?

This module is intended for Principals, Deputies and HOD’s as well as administrative staff who want to be able to analyse the education, training and developmental needs of people in their organisation, and compile and implement a people development plan for those people.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Analyse the education, training and development needs of a school
  • Record the results of the training needs analysis
  • Compile and manage the implementation of a people development plan for a school
  • Monitor performance and give feedback
  • Prepare, recruit, select and appoint suitable candidates
  • Draw up job descriptions and people profiles
  • Use appropriate interview techniques and questions

 

HOW YOUR COURSE MARK IS CALCULATED?

Your course is mark is calculated using the average mark obtained in each of the Chapter tests. In order to pass this course, you must obtain a final course mark of at least 70%. This means that even if you fail a few of the chapter tests, if your test marks in the other chapter tests are high enough you will still be able to pass the course. Good Luck!

Study at your own pace!

We’ve created our courses to suit your busy life! The duration of this course is based on a student guide where one 300 – 500 word article is read per day, and the assessment is done on a separate day after the relevant articles have been reviewed. But you can do the course in your own time and at your own pace. If you choose to do two readings per day, it will take you half of the estimated time, four readings per day means doing the course in a quarter of the time etc. We leave that decision up to you!

In the 10 chapters of this course you'll be covering the following areas:

CHAPTER 1 Human Resources Management
CHAPTER 2 Background to Training in South Africa
CHAPTER 3 Different Types of Learning Programmes and Different Modes of Delivery
CHAPTER 4 The Principles of Learning in Organisations
CHAPTER 5 Task Analysis, Competency Charts, Skills Audit and Needs Analysis
CHAPTER 6 Performance Management
CHAPTER 7 The Performance Cycle
CHAPTER 8 Monitoring Performance & Giving Feedback
CHAPTER 9 Selecting Staff
CHAPTER 10 Recruiting Staff
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Cathy Fry

Educator

Cathy Fry has over 30 years of teaching and training experience in South Africa. She was principal two top independent junior girls’ schools in Johannesburg. Cathy’s expertise lies in ECD and primary education as well as whole school improvement and curriculum development. Cathy has been involved in teacher development and bursary programmes for disadvantaged children throughout her career in independent schools. She was a long standing member of the ISASA (Independent Schools Association of South Africa) Curriculum Development Programme as well as a member of the SAHISA (Southern African Heads of Independent Schools Association) Council, representing junior schools throughout South Africa. Cathy is highly qualified with a B.Ed from London University in 1977, a Diploma in Remedial Education from UNISA, a Masters in Philosophy, Second Language Acquisition, from Stellenbosch and a Master’s in Education from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2012. Cathy has also attended the Leadership Development Programme at the Wits Business School and is a registered assessor and moderator with the Service and ETDP SETAS. In 2012 she completed a Foundations in Coaching Course, online, from GET Smarter. After setting up her own company, Ukhanyiso Ebantwini, in 2012 Cathy has worked in both independent and state schools running a series of teacher development workshops. Her company is a service provider for SACE and has several SETA accredited qualifications. Cathy has developed online teacher training materials in 21st Century teaching and learning, study skills and leadership and management. She has worked with NPOs in Diepsloot, Tembisa, Modimolle and Johannesburg facilitating school leadership and management workshops, coaching and mentoring School Management Teams and running accredited ECD teacher development. She is an accredited facilitator for the British Council and has been put forward for validation as a Master Trainer. Cathy also works for Umalusi doing desk top evaluations for independent schools and she is a level 1 trainer in Philosophy for Children (P4C) in South Africa. Cathy’s passion for education, self-motivation and drive have been at the forefront of her success in independent schools and in the development of her own company.
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Cathy Fry

Educator

Cathy Fry has over 30 years of teaching and training experience in South Africa. She was principal two top independent junior girls’ schools in Johannesburg. Cathy’s expertise lies in ECD and primary education as well as whole school improvement and curriculum development. Cathy has been involved in teacher development and bursary programmes for disadvantaged children throughout her career in independent schools. She was a long standing member of the ISASA (Independent Schools Association of South Africa) Curriculum Development Programme as well as a member of the SAHISA (Southern African Heads of Independent Schools Association) Council, representing junior schools throughout South Africa. Cathy is highly qualified with a B.Ed from London University in 1977, a Diploma in Remedial Education from UNISA, a Masters in Philosophy, Second Language Acquisition, from Stellenbosch and a Master’s in Education from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2012. Cathy has also attended the Leadership Development Programme at the Wits Business School and is a registered assessor and moderator with the Service and ETDP SETAS. In 2012 she completed a Foundations in Coaching Course, online, from GET Smarter. After setting up her own company, Ukhanyiso Ebantwini, in 2012 Cathy has worked in both independent and state schools running a series of teacher development workshops. Her company is a service provider for SACE and has several SETA accredited qualifications. Cathy has developed online teacher training materials in 21st Century teaching and learning, study skills and leadership and management. She has worked with NPOs in Diepsloot, Tembisa, Modimolle and Johannesburg facilitating school leadership and management workshops, coaching and mentoring School Management Teams and running accredited ECD teacher development. She is an accredited facilitator for the British Council and has been put forward for validation as a Master Trainer. Cathy also works for Umalusi doing desk top evaluations for independent schools and she is a level 1 trainer in Philosophy for Children (P4C) in South Africa. Cathy’s passion for education, self-motivation and drive have been at the forefront of her success in independent schools and in the development of her own company.

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