Influence Of Headteachers’ Instructional Supervision Practices On Pupils’ Performance In Kenya Certificate Of Primary Education In Mulot Division, Narok South, Kenya.
The purpose of the study was to investigate the influence of the headteachers’ instructional supervision practices on pupils performance in Kenya Certificate of Primary Education in public primary schools in Mulot Division ,Narok South Sub-county,Kenya.The study sought to determine the extent to which head teachers classroom observation visits, checking of teachers records of work, checking of pupils’ exercise books and post observation conference influenced pupils’ KCPE performance in Mulot Division, Narok South Sub-county. The study used descriptive survey design. The target population was all the 60 public primary schools in Mulot division with 432 teachers and 60 headteachers. The study sampled 30 schools with equal number of head teachers and 80 teachers. A total of 110 respondents took part in the study .Two sets of questionnaires were administered, one for teachers and another for headteachers. The data collected were both qualitative and quantitative .The researcher used descriptive statistics to analyse quantitative data using percentages and frequencies. Qualitative data were thematically analysed and presented in form of graphs,charts and tables.The study showed that 76.6percent of the headteachers conducted classroom observation visit once per term,50percent of the headteachers checked teachers professional records once in a month,76.4percent of them rarely checked pupils lesson notes and 62.5percent do not conduct post observation conference with teachers to discuss the outcome of classroom observation visit and provide remedies to challenges found. The findings of the study shows that the frequencies of carrying out clinical supervision practices by the headteachers was extremely insufficient and significantly influenced pupils’ poor performance in KCPE The researcher recommended that headteachers should increase the number of times they carry out the instructional supervision practices in their schools. The researcher also recommended that similar studies be carried out in secondary schools in the Sub County. A study also on impact of KEMI training on instructional supervision.
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