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Data file: principal_feb_clean
UNIQUE school identifier
1_1 What is your current position in this school?
1_1 Specified 'Other': current position
1_2 How long in your current position in this school? [Years]
1_2 How long in current position in this school? [Months]
1_3 How long worked in this school in total? [Years]
1_3 How long worked in this school in total? [Months]
1_4 Ever had a teaching or managerial post in another school?
1_5 What is your HIGHEST qualification?
1_5 Specified 'Other': Highest qualification
2_1 Would you be happy to enroll your own child in this school?
2_2 % of learners in this school you think will go on to university?
2_3 How often are their conflicts between teachers and school management?
3_1 Teachers receive any expert assistance in the teaching of reading?
3_2_0 Reading 'expert': District official
3_2_1 Reading 'expert': from NGO/volunteer organization
3_2_2 Reading'expert': Educator in school who specialised in reading
3_2_3 Reading 'expert' Educator in school NOT specialised in reading
3_2_4 Other reading 'expert'? [specify]
3_2_5 NA No reading expert
3_3 Last time SMT shared new teaching practices with other teachers?
3_4 Form of last structured time to share new teaching practices
3_4 Specified 'other': feedback session
3_5 How regulary do teachers use new teaching practices in the classroom?
4_1 Average number of free periods/week: Foundation phase teachers
4_2 Avg. number of free periods/week: English teachers (intermediate phase)
5_1 Does this school have section 21 functions?
5_2 Receipt of monies to purchase textbooks
5_3 If there was NO School Governing Body, would the school be:
5_4 Current SGB has the necessary skills to fulfill functions
5_5 SGB has necessary skills to make good recommendations on staff appointments
6_5 Respondent's biological sex?
7_1 ASK: Goals set for this school for the next 5 years?
7_2 REFLECT: Can principal tell you school goals for the next 5 years?
7_3 REFLECT School goals: Improving learner performance
7_3 REFLECT School goals: Reducing learner absenteeism
7_3 REFLECT School goals:Improving teacher performance
7_3 REFLECT School goals:Teacher development
7_3 REFLECT School goals:End of year pass rates
7_3 REFLECT School goals: Improving infrastructure
7_3 REFLECT School goals: More IT or computers
7_3 REFLECT: N/A: Principal can't articulate school goals
7_3 REFLECT School goals: Other, specify
7_4 Have you ever expressed school goals as TARGETS?
7_5 REFLECT: Does principal give targets with any of these goals
7_6 REFLECT: Are any targets expressed in value-added terms
7_7 Interviewer optional: Further comments on school goals
8_1 Tell me about how you track overall school performance
8_2 REFLECT: Principal is measuring school performance in some way?
8_3_0 Parameters to track school performance: Learners' end of year exams
8_3_1 Parameters to track school performance: Learners' term assessments/tests
8_3_2 Parameters to track school performance: Learners' ability to read
8_3_3 Parameters to track school performance: Repetition and dropout schedules
8_3_4 Parameters to track school performance: Teacher absenteeism
8_3_5 Parameters to track school performance: Learner absenteeism
8_3_6 Parameters to track school performance: Measures of student behaviour
8_3_7 Parameters to track school performance:We track student progress after pri
8_3_8 Parameters to track school performance:Other, specify
8_4 Frequency of meetings with all teaching staff to review school performance
9_1_0 Identify poor performing students: Students results' schedules/ mark sheet
9_1_1 Identify poor performing students: Teacher tells me about these students
9_1_2 Identify poor performing students: Principal sits in on lessons
9_1_3 It's the teacher's job to identify poor performing students
9_1_4 Use other methods to identify poor performing students
9_1_5 Identify specific students not performing: No response
9_2 Do you have a schedule of most recent results of students in school?
9_3 Could you show me this schedule of most recent results ?
9_4 EVIDENCE: Could the principal show a schedule or breakdown of results?
9_5_0 REFLECT: Format of results: Captured electronically but only shown on pape
9_5_1 REFLECT: Format of results: Written by hand
9_5_2 REFLECT: Format of results: Shown on computer - spreadsheet or system
9_5_3 REFLECT:Format of results: Other, specify
9_5_4 REFLECT: No documents of results seen
9_6 REFLECT: Principal shows clarity on which Gr.6 and 7 CLASSES are weakest?
9_7 REFLECT: Principal shows clarity on which Gr.6 and 7 STUDENTS are the weakes
9_8 REFLECT: Principal shows clarity on TOPICS learners struggle with most?
10_1 How regularly do you hold SMT meetings?
10_2 When will you be holding your next SMT meeting?
10_3 REFLECT: Can principal give clear indication of when next meeting is schedu
10_4 Were minutes taken at your last meeting?
10_5 Would you or someone else be able to show me these meeting minutes?
10_6 REFLECT: Who was able to show you the meeting minutes?
10_7 EVIDENCE: Has interviewer taken a photograph of meeting minutes?
10_8 EVIDENCE: Is curriculum management (incl. assessment) on the meeting agenda
10_9 EVIDENCE: Do meeting minutes state agreed actions with assigned responsibil
11_1 Prinicipal: % of Gr.3 learners who can read well & with understanding in mo
11_2 Prinicipal: % of learners in Gr.6 can read well & with understanding in Eng
12_1 Deputy: % of Gr. 3 learners who can read well & with understanding in their
12_2 Deputy: % of learners in Gr.6 can read well & with understanding in English
13_1 Can you tell me a little about how you monitor curriculum coverage?
13_2 Do have a written plan to supervise curriculum management?
13_3 Can the principal show you the curriculum management supervision plan?
14_1 How many teachers in your school were absent LAST FRIDAY?
14_2 REFLECT: How informed is the principal about the number of teachers absent
14_3 REFLECT: Teacher absenteeism: which did principal use to answer the questio
14_4 How many teachers in your school are absent TODAY?
14_5 REFLECT: How informed is the principal about how many teachers are absent t
15_1 Would you be able to show me a copy of the school's budget for 2017 or 2016
15_2 EVIDENCE: Could interviewer get a copy of budget from the school?
15_3 EVIDENCE Have you taken a photo of the budget on the tablet?
16_1 Principal's view on own influence in getting good teachers into posts
16_2_0 Methods to attract teachers: Just usual govt processes
16_2_1 Methods to attract teachers: Local newspaper advert
16_2_2 Methods to attract teachers: Local radio advert
16_2_3 Attract teachers: Contact potential teachers directly
16_2_4 Attract teachers: Teachers, SGB members contact potentials
16_2_5 Methods to attract teachers: Other, specify
17_1 How do you know who your best teachers are?
17_2 REFLECT: Does principal have any way or approach of identifying best teache
17_3 REFLECT: Does the principal use any criteria to determine who best teachers
17_4 How regularly do you use these criteria to identify your best teachers?
17_5 REFLECT How frequently is principal checking who the best teachers are?
18_2 REFLECT Does a teacher reward/award system exist in the school?
18_3 REFLECT Who does this teacher awards/rewards system acknowledge?
18_4 How regularly are teacher rewards/awards given?
18_5 How do you decide which teachers get an award?
18_6 REFLECT: How clear are the criteria for determining who should get an award
19_1 When last principal had to address a teacher on poor performance or miscond
19_3 Did HOD have one-on-one meeting with that teacher to discuss problem?
19_4 Did principal have one-on-one meeting with that teacher to discuss problem?
19_5 Was a warning letter issued?
19_6 Has the teacher since improved?
19_7 Did that teacher leave the school in response to the criticism?
22_1 How many useable classrooms in this school?
22_2 Number of toilets for boy learners?
22_3 Number of toilets forgirl learners?
22_4 Number of toilets forstaff?
22_5_1 a. School has piped water?
22_5_2 b. School has a reliable water supply (other than piped water)?
22_5_3 c. School hasflush toilets for learners
22_5_4 c. School haselectricity?
22_5_5 d. a School has landline?
22_5_6 e. School has internet?
22_6_1 a. How regularly experience problems with: water supply?
22_6_2 b. How regularly experience problems with: electricity supply?
22_6_3 c. How regularly experience problems with: internet connection?
23_1 How many staff in total do you have here?
23_2 How many deputies in the school?
23_3 How many HODs in the school?
23_4 How many administrators in the school?
23_5 How many cleaners in the school?
23_6 How many educator vacancies in the school?
23_7 How many educators are paid by the Department?
23_8 How many educators are paid by the SGB ?
23_9 How many non-educator staff are paid by the SGB?
23_10 How many learners are enrolled in 2017?
23_11 Number of admissions/applications received this year compare with last yea
23_12 This year did you admit all learners that applied/tried to be admitted?
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