Who is this guide for?   This guide is written for people working in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector and focuses on the parts of the Children’s Act that are most useful for ECD practitioners. In particular, the guide targets: the managers or supervisors of ECD centres, programmes and services; trainers providing training and

School Safety Policy

Monday, 23 March 2015 posted by

By: GDE   Purpose of the Policy  The overall purpose of the policy is to ensure that the school is safe for all and that effective measures are employed to address issues related to discipline, drugs, dangerous objects, violence, bullying, rape, assault, sexual abuse, theft and robbery.    Objectives of the Policy  To promote a safe

Promulgation of The Policy on SIAS

Monday, 16 March 2015 posted by

By: Department of Basic Education   On 19 December 2014 Minister Motshekga approved the Policy on Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support (SIAS). The Policy has been developed over a period of ten years through a rigorous process of field testing and consultation. It aims at ensuring that all children of school-going age who experience barriers to learning,

Home Schooling Q&A

Monday, 09 March 2015 posted by

By: Department of Basic Education   About home schooling Do you prefer to teach your child at home? If so, apply to the head of your provincial Department of Education to register your child for home schooling. You can either teach your child or hire a tutor to do so. The lessons you offer your

By: GDE The Gauteng Department of Education is inviting publishers, developers and suppliers of resources and materials for Special Schools to submit resources for evaluation for updating the Inclusion and Special Schools (ISS) catalogue. Resources for ISS are required in all official languages. Relevant resources for teachers’ reference will also be considered. Please submit only

Parental Guideline Booklet

Monday, 02 March 2015 posted by

 By: GBE The purpose of the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) booklet is to help family members who want to support a school going child. By support we mean: • Making sure that your child has a place in school • Understanding the policies that govern schools • Helping your child to do well at

Executive summary   This Technical Report brings together into one document all the research undertaken towards the development of the new, strengthened, integrated Plan for teacher development in South Africa. The Report is structured as follows: it begins with (a) a historical overview of teacher education provision in South Africa, and then (b) offers an

Reforms of education, training and human resource development are integral parts of a market economy. South Africa has made progress in all these areas since reform began in 1994. The challenge for the national and provincial departments of education has been to promote and support changes that meet the needs of both the new economy

By: DBE   1.1 Right access to Information 1.1.1 The purpose of the manual is to outline the procedures to be followed in accessing information held by the Gauteng Department of Education in compliance with the requirements of the Promotion of Access to Information Act. 1.1.2 The Promotion of Access to Information Act (Act No. 2 of

At almost any opportunity, three-, four-, and five-year old children will spontaneously engage in emergent literacy activities. In today’s world they have multiple opportunities to observe, explore, play with, and learn from digital media—television, DVDs, MP3s, Touch/iPhones, computers, video games, cell phones, smart toys, and the like (Critcher, 2008; Drotner & Livingston 2008; Hasebrink, Livingstone,

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