Teachers Service Commission TSC Lesson Observation Form 2023

By | August 3, 2023

Teachers Service Commission Lesson Observation Form LOF 2023-2024

Teachers Service Commission TSC Lesson Observation Form – Details:


There should always be a preparatory meeting before the lesson observation and a feedback session after the lesson observation.

  1. Lesson observation portal is provided in TPAD online
  2. The observer is required to enter the marks on the online lesson observation portal after observing a
  • This is a compulsory target the online appraisal will remain incomplete to at least 97% if the marks on the duly filled lesson observation form(LOF) are not uploaded on the teacher’s online

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Click HERE to download the TSC Lesson Observation Form LOF 2023




Name of the Institution:

Teacher’s Name:


Observer’s Name:


Class/Grade: Learners Present: Time:

Date :

Subject/Learning Area:


Lesson Sub-Strand:
Observation Areas Performance indicators What was Observed Marks
1. Introduction and Lesson Organisation


(Each 4 Marks = 16)

i.  Review of the previous lesson/content related to the current lesson

ii. State the objective of the current lesson

iii.  Link the previous lesson to the current lesson

iv.  Quality of introduction: captivating/ capture learners interest.



ii. iii. iv.

2. Content Delivery


(Each 4 Marks =20)

i.   Mastery of content in line with the syllabus

ii.   Answering of students questions accurately

iii.   Teaching with lesson notes and lesson plan

iv.   summarized the lesson by highlighting the key points

v.   Covering the lesson within the stipulated time (Started on time and ended on time).



ii. iii. iv.


3. Teaching Methods/ Techniques


(Each 4 Marks =20)

i.    Use of appropriate teaching methods (Question and answer, Demonstration, experimentation, Discussion/Group work, Field work)

ii.   Use of appropriate teaching/learning aids

iii.    Use of varied teaching methods

iv.    Demonstrate innovation and creativity in teaching

v.   Ability to simulate learners



ii. iii. iv.


4.Learner Involvement and Communication


(Each 4 Marks = 24)

i.   Answering and asking question

ii.   Observation

iii.   discussion and presentation

iv.   experimentation

v.   Field work/presentation

vi.   Discovery/presentation



ii. iii. iv.



5. Classroom Management


(Each 4 Marks =20)

i.    Arrangement of desks to enable a teacher to reach an individual student

ii.   . Moving in class to observe students work

iii.    Marking/checking students in class

iv.    No chorus answers/knowing learners by name

v.   Cleanliness of the classroom.



ii. iii. iv.


Total =100

To convert to Likert Scale:

Marks scored in a performance area are divided by total marks in that performance area then multiplied by five (5). This will give a Likert rating scale of between 1-5.

Once these marks are uploaded by the appraiser/observer on TPAD System, the conversion to likert scale will be calculated automatically by the system and reflected on the target number 3 under standard

number 1: Professional Knowledge and Practice.

Observer’s Summary Report:
Observer’s Recommendation:
Teacher’s Signature: Date: Observer’s Signature: Date:


Transfer requests are normally considered for approval by the Appointment Board, once, at the end of the year. However, the Commission can transfer a teacher at its discretion. A teacher wishing to be considered for transfer should do so by:

  1. Filling in a transfer application form through the head of institution. Transfer forms are available at TSC offices countrywide or can be downloaded from TSC website.
  2. Completed application forms should be sent to the TSC or its agents by the head of institution.
  3. Transfers for primary school teachers within the county will be handled by the TSC County Director.
  4. Transfers outside the county will be handled by the TSC headquarters. Applications for transfer for tertiary institutions are processed at the TSC headquarters.

Transfer requests submitted to the Commission will be acknowledged promptly. The decision of the Appointment Board will later be communicated to the teacher. Transfers will be granted subject to availability of vacancy and replacement.


Allowances paid to teachers are classified as either remunerative or reimbursable.

Remunerative allowances are paid with salary while reimbursable allowances are refundable upon application.

Remunerative allowances

There are two types of remunerative allowances;


which include:

  • house
  • medical
  • commuter
  • hardship

Paid on application

which include:

Responsibility allowance

This is paid to headteachers,deputy headteachers and senior teachers who are at Job Group K and below.

Special duty allowance

This is payable to teachers below job group M appointed to administrative posts by commission and deployed in arid and semi-arid lands.

Readers allowance

This is paid to a visually impaired teacher who has engaged a reader whose minimum qualification is not below KCSE D+/KCE Division III. The allowance is paid at a fixed rate determined from time to time by the commission.

Interpreters Allowance

This is payable to deaf teachers who engage interpreters while on study leave.

Special school allowance

This is paid to teachers specialized in special needs education and who have been deployed to teach in special schools or units.

Transfer Allowance

This is payable to teachers who have been transferred from one district to another, provided the transfer is initiated by the Commission.


Reimbursable Expenses

The commission reimburses the following expenses to teachers

Travelling expenses:

The teacher is eligible for reimbursement only in the following circumstances;

  1. Where a teacher’s interdiction has been revoked.
  2. While traveling to attend an interview
  3. Travelling to a station on first posting outside home District
  4. Traveling from duty station outside home District on retirement
  5. Teachers working in hardship areas travelling to and from home during school holidays. The teacher’s home District must be outside the hardship area.

Teachers should apply on prescribed forms attaching supporting documents.

Quota per diem:

This is daily subsistence allowance paid to teachers on official assignment. Application must be made at least 14 days before travelling.

Contributory Pension Scheme

Proposed Contributory Pension Scheme

The government proposed a public servants superannuation scheme. This is a defined pension benefit scheme where both the employer and the employee contribute certain proportions towards pension benefits. It is mandatory for those joining service and those below 45 years. Those above 45 years can opt to join.

Benefits of the proposed contributory Pension scheme

  1. An employee can transfer pension benefit credits from a former employer to another with a similar Pension scheme.
  2. The scheme allows employees to access part of their benefits even before the mandatory retirement age.
  3. Teachers joining the scheme from non-contributory pension scheme will have their past benefits transferred to the new scheme.
  4. Widows and Children’s Pension Scheme (WCPS) and NSSF contribution will cease immediately an employee joins the scheme.
  5. Those who remain in the free Pension Act will be bound by the provision of the Pensions Act cap 189.

Function and Mandate

Under Article 237(2) of the Constitution, the Commission is mandated to perform the following functions:

  1. Register trained teachers
  2. Recruit and employ registered teachers
  3. Assign teachers employed by the Commission for service in any public school or institution
  4. Promote and transfer teachers
  5. Exercise disciplinary control over teachers
  6. Terminate the employment of teachers
  7. Review the standards of education and training of persons entering the teaching service
  8. Review the demand for and supply of teachers
  9. Advise the national government on matters relating to the teaching profession


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