The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has issued, DBE CIRCULAR S3 OF 2020, that speaks to the
DISTRIBUTION OF THE TEACHER GUIDELINES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ANNUAL TEACHING PLANS (ATPs) AND THE MINIMUM CORE CONTENT AND SKILLS PER SUBJECT AND PER GRADE
The purpose of the guidelines is to provide teachers with support and advice on how to interpret and apply the revised ATPs in the diverse contexts in which they are teaching. It is noted that the challenges will differ from one context to the other and ways of addressing these challenges in the time remaining in 2020 will be context-specific.
The document, ‘Teacher Guidelines for Implementing the Revised Annual Teaching Plans (ATPs)’ provides a set of principles to guide teachers as they exercise their professional judgement in the best interests of their learners in their context.
The following documents are released through the DBE Circular S3 of 2020:
a) Teacher Guidelines for Implementing the Revised Annual Teaching Plans (ATPs).
b) The Minimum Core Content and Skills per subject and grade as addenda to the Revised Annual Teaching Plans (ATPs).
c) PowerPoint presentations to mediate the guidelines and core content for GET and FET. 9.
The above documents will also be made available on the DBE website: https://www.education.gov.za
Senior Executive Officer- Professional Matters