Sao Tome and Principe’s Education Sector Integrated Support Programme (PAISE-STP)

What we do?

An integrated intervention in 3 components: Initial Teachers’ Training; Continuous and on-the-job Training of Secondary School Teaching Staff (grade 7 to 12); Support the Portuguese and Mathematics teaching in the Autonomous Region of Principe.

Why?

  • To improve Sao Tome and Principe’s education system;
  • To develop skills and qualifications of the Secondary School Teaching Staff;
  • To promote the development of institutional competences of the University of São Tomé e Príncipe (USTP) and the Ministry of Education and Higher-Education (MEES);
  • To improve Sao Tome and Principe’s education system, especially regarding the school administration and management.

How?

  • Reviewing the Initial Teachers’ Training;
  • Updating the didactic training component;
  • Reviewing and updating the supervised pedagogical practice component;
  • Supporting the pedagogical implementation and supervision of teaching internships;
  • Promoting USTP’s Teaching Staff professional development;
  • Improving labs, library and long-distance learning classrooms’ resources and tools;
  • Developing research regarding the project’s activities;
  • Supporting USTP, specifically the academic and administrative services and the professional development of its staff;
  • Supporting the development and consolidation of the Continuous and On-The-job Training of teaching staff Office;
  • Reviewing and/or elaborating guidelines for the Continuous and on-the-job training;
  • Supporting technically and logistically the secondary school pedagogical supervision sector;
  • Providing continuous training, concerning didactic, pedagogical and scientific aspects on the following subjects: Portuguese, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Biology and English, with close monitoring of subject coordinators and teachers, with the development of pedagogical materials (regarding the training scope);
  • Supporting quality, efficacy and efficiency development of school administrative and management processes;
  • Supporting the Internal Education Service (IGE) in implementing the school internal and external evaluation;
  • Developing an evaluation system proposal for the teacher’s performance;
  • Supporting Portuguese and Mathematics teaching in the Autonomous Region of Principe;
  • Providing and implementing an innovative program On-the-job training of high-school teachers in the Autonomous Region of Principe, in collaboration with the USTP.

For whom?

  • Directors and Technical Staff from the central and district services of the Ministry of Education and Higher-Education (MEES);
  • Pedagogical Supervisors;
  • Subject Coordinators;
  • School Managers;
  • Education Inspectors;
  • Secondary School teachers;
  • University of Sao Tome and Principe (USTP);
  • USTP teachers involved on the Initial Teachers’ Training;
  • Continuous and On-The-job Training of teaching staff Office;
  • Secondary School and Technical-Professional Education Authority (DESTP);
  • Educational Innovation and Planning Authority (DPIE) and Internal Education Service (IGE);
  • Students from the Initial Teachers’ Training for Secondary School teachers;
  • Students from Sao Tome and Principe (grade 7 to 12).