Influence Of Head Teachers' Instructional Supervsory Roles On Pupils Performance At Kenya Certificate Of Primary Education In Tana North Sub County, Kenya
The study sought to find out the influence of head teachers’ instructional supervisory roles on pupils’ performance in Kenya certificate of primary education in Tana North Sub-County, Kenya. The study had emphasis of finding out how the classroom observations, enforcement of professional documents preparation, headteachers frequency in assessing pupils’ notebooks and provision of instructional materials affects the academic performance of pupils in Tana North Sub-county. The study employed a descriptive design and the target population for the study comprised of all the 45 headteachers in the 45 primary schools in Tana North Sub-county, the teachers in all the primary schools in the Sub-county who were 306 in number and a District Quality Assurance and Standards Officer. The stratified random sampling method was used for sampling purposes and data was collected by use of questionnaires, an interview schedule, and document analysis guide. The data was analyzed using inferential and descriptive statistics. The study concluded that classroom observation had the capacity to influence mutual relations between the teachers and head teachers. Enforcement of professional documents preparation had the capacity to instill order in the teachers’ work and a sense of purpose in their delivery. Pupil’s notebooks assessment forced teachers to provide pupils with good quality notes and provision of instructional materials by the headteachers as an instructional supervisory role assured the primary schools of regular and equitable access of academic accessories. Adherence to the tenets of instructional supervision positively influenced pupils’ academic performance. The Ministry of Education should facilitate the quality assurance and standards department to ensure that headteachers strictly conduct classroom observation. It should also strictly enforce the practice of supervisory visits undertaken in the schools. It should also seek to assure that preparation of professional documents is strictly enforced in all schools. Headteachers should also be implored on to strictly observe pupils notebooks and they should be relieved of their teaching duties to make them more effective. Enforcement of the provisions of the education act will see to it that the headteachers exercise greater prudence in the wake of utilization of funds allocated to the schools for the acquisition of instructional materials.