DepEd Order 02 s 2024 Removal of Administrative Tasks of Teachers

DepEd Order 02 s 2024 IMMEDIATE REMOVAL OF ADMINISTRATIVE TASKS OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS
To: Undersecretaries
Assistant Secretaries
Bureau and Service Directors
Regional Directors
Schools Division Superintendents
Public and Private Elementary and Secondary School Heads
Public and Private Elementary and Secondary School Teachers
All Others Concerned

  1. The Department of Education (DepEd) believes that the core of quality basic education is a vibrant and quality teaching workforce. Under the MATATAG Agenda, the Department is committed to enhancing the delivery of quality basic education while promoting teacher quality and teacher welfare. In this regard, the Department issues the enclosed guidelines on the Immediate Removal of Administrative Tasks of Public School Teachers.
  2. This DepEd Order (DO) is guided by agency directions to remove the nonteaching tasks of teacher to give support to teachers to teach better. This is geared toward building a conducive environment for effective teaching and learning to thrive.
  3. All DOs and other related issuances, rules, regulations, and provisions that are inconsistent with these guidelines are repealed, rescinded, or modified accordingly.
  4. This DO shall take effect immediately upon its approval, issuance, and publication on the DepEd website. This shall be registered with the Office of the National Administrative Register (ONAR) at the University of the Philippines Law Center (UP LC), UP Diliman, Quezon City.
  5. Any clarification regarding this DO shall be coordinated with the Bureau of Human Resource and Organizational Development-School Effectiveness Division, 4th Floor, Mabini Building, Department of Education Central Office, DepEd Complex, Meralco Avenue, Pasig City through email at bhrod.sed@deped.gov.ph or telephone number at (02) 8633-5397.
  6. Immediate dissemination of and strict compliance with this Order is directed

Enclosure of DepEd Order 02 s 2024

The Department of Education (DepEd) fervently believes that the core of quality basic education is a vibrant and quality teaching workforce. With this commitment, it is imperative to build a work environment for teachers that upholds and protects their welfare. This shall include measures to protect the workload and working hours of teachers.

Reports and studies have indicated that teachers are being assigned additional tasks that shift their focus from teaching. The 2018 Teacher Workload Balance Study identified approximately fifty (50) common ancillary services assigned to teachers in addition to their regular teaching load. These extra duties are often the result of understaffed schools being unable to provide sufficient support services. The absence of standardized guidelines and a mechanism to review these tasks further compounds the issue. Research from various institutions suggests that the increase in administrative assignments significantly impacts teacher workload, ultimately affecting teaching quality and teacher well-being.

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Through this Order, the Department aims to remove the administrative tasks of teachers to enable them to maximize their time in actual classroom teaching. With this endeavor, they shall be able to focus on the teaching and learning process and become effective facilitators of learning. Furthermore, this initiative by the Department shall help protect and uplift the welfare and well-being of public school teachers to support them to teach better which in turn shall realize quality learning among the Filipino learners.

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