The Ghana Education Service, GES has put a number of ranks in place to make sure that schools are put in check on a daily basis. This is the basic reason why we have the term SISO in GES.
The control of pre-tertiary institutions which includes; basic school (Kingdagartern, Primary, and Junior High), and Senior High School in Ghana is left under the GES by law.
In order to make sure that the job the service is entitled to be delivered, the Ghana Education Service (GES) at the national level has decentralized its power into the Regional and District offices across the country.
The Regional Office is headed by the Regional Director while the District/Municipal/Metropolitan Office is headed by the District Director.
Every department in GES is headed by a departmental head. Just so be the case, GES has packed up the schools in a particular locality into Circuits and Cluster hence the need for a SISO in GES.
What is SISO in Ghana Education Service?
A SISO is an abbreviation for the term School Improvement Support Officer. A SISO is a person who directly serves as the medium between pre-tertiary schools in a circuit and the education directorate.
Full Meaning of SISO in GES
In Ghana, the full meaning of the term SISO in GES means School Improvement Support Officer.
Until the change due to the issues of professional development of staff of the Ghana Education Service, the occupants of this position was previously called CS. Which stands for Circuit Supervisor.
What are the roles of School Support Officers?
The primary role of School Support Officers is to oversee the day-to-day running of pre-tertiary schools allocated to them and to serve as the medium between the education directorate and the schools.
The position is only available to teachers who have reached a particular level of rank and have a number of years of experience in the Ghana Education Service.
Duties of SISO in GES
The primary duties of SISO in GES include:
- Visiting schools to check on staff
- Collecting data needed for planning
- Supporting teachers in PLCs sessions
- Collecting data for promotion of teaching and non-teaching staff
- Resolve conflicts among staff in schools