1.4 Principles of Supervision

1. Improvement

Supervision should contribute to the general efficiency and improvement of the school and to the professional growth of the teachers.

2. Sympathetic

Supervision should be done very sympathetically.

3. Objectivity

Supervision implies impartial observation of facts.

4. Comprehensive

Supervision should be very thorough and comprehensive.

5. Judgment of Spirit

Supervision should try to assess the spirit of a school in addition to its instructional work. This spirit will be reflected by records of staff meetings, programmes of the morning assembly, co-curricular activities, experimental projects, standards of discipline, and the human relationships in the school.

6. Respect of Teacher

The individuality of the teacher should be respected.

7. Detailed Assessment

Supervision should not be cursory in character. The work and ability should not be judged in a few minutes.

8. No High Expectations

The supervisor should not expect impossibilities from the teachers.

9. Encouragement

The supervisor should not hold back praise when it is deserved.

10. Overall Assessment

Inspection should not be confined to the four walls of the school. The work done outside the school should also be assessed.

11. Planned

Inspections must be planned in advance.

12. Panel of Experts

The academic work of the school should be thoroughly checked by a panel of experts with the supervisor as chairman.

13. Scientific

Supervision should use systematic methods in the process of evaluation.
14. Flexible

Different methods should be used rather than single approved procedure.

15. Cooperative effort

Supervisor seeks cooperative efforts and not manipulation of others.

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