Professional Development

The School Management Team and the Education Office, South, is committed to providing support and facilitation through various interventions. The interventions are pre-service and in-service teacher professional development programmes.

Teacher Induction is a systematic support system for beginner teachers, focusing on improving effective instructional strategies to increase student achievement. The programme has a 20-hour face-to-face training module along with one-to-one support in the field.

The Summer Learning Programme is a 100-hour programme offered by the team leaders of each faculty. It includes face-to-face and online learning modules. The programme aims to deepen teachers’ content knowledge and pedagogical skills in order to meet the needs of our students.

Ongoing support is a salient feature of the professional development programme. Support is provided by school-based Academic Coordinators and includes but is not limited to analysis of student work, co-planning, co-teaching, guidance through the evaluation system, assessing student performance, reflective practices, etc.

In addition, the Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan regularly organises workshops and seminars for management and teaching staff according to identified needs. Topics include teaching methodology, classroom management and use of information technology in teaching.

Teachers are also nominated for courses conducted by various renowned organizations including the Aga Khan University’s Institute for Educational Development (AKU-IED), Teachers Resource Centre (TRC), Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers (SPELT), Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and the University of Karachi.

Staff appraisal or Teacher Performance Monitoring is an integral part of maintaining high-quality teaching in our schools. Aga Khan Schools follow an intensive appraisal system to monitor the progress of its faculty and staff. Staff appraisal takes place throughout the year. Based on the appraisals, the best teachers in the system are identified and appreciated each year.