The Aga Khan School, Osh, with support from the Aga Khan Education Service, Kyrgyzstan, is strongly committed to promoting and enhancing quality education. Better-trained and skilled teachers provide a more varied, interesting and enriched experience for young learners.
Teachers are therefore carefully recruited through a rigorous selection process. Members of the School leadership and administration participate in the interview process. The teacher selection criteria includes: competence and experience in the subject area, understanding of modern teaching pedagogy, commitment to student-centered learning and adaptability to change, and experience with youth development is valued.
Prior to the annual academic year at Aga Khan School, Osh, all teachers participate in training conducted by an in-house professional development team led by the Professional Development Trainers (Master of Education graduates from the Aga Khan University’s Institute for Educational Development).
During the school year, Professional Development is offered for faculty two times per month. There are workshops on student-centered learning, English language and Information Technology.
From 2017 onwards, an emphasis will be put on developing the English language proficiency of all leadership and faculty, through blended programmes offered by Cambridge English.
The Aga Khan School, Osh appraises its staff annually. During this process, each teacher has his/her performance assessed on the professional development participation, the quality of their classroom performance and student achievement, involvement in school life, and the contribution to the improvement of quality teaching and learning.