Mandatory and voluntary certification
The highest category, as the name implies, determines the absolute level teacher, not only his subject, but also teaching methods. From 1 January 2011 the new order of certification of pedagogical workers.
Currently, there are the first and highest qualification categories. Previously assigned to the second category, but in 2011 it turned into the compliance office. Every modern teacher should match the position. This is a mandatory certification. However, the certification on the first and highest category is a voluntary thing.
After two years in school a young teacher certified in compliance with the post, another two years may qualify for the first category. It will be valid for five years. After that, the teacher can either confirm this category or to apply for a higher category.
You should know that at such a high category certificate authorities at the level of subject of the Russian Federation.
Special attention portfolio
Preparation for attestation for the highest qualification category starts in advance. The teacher writes a statement on a prescribed model. After that the employer applies for a representation on the applicant category. In this document, the employer assesses in detail the competencies and skills of the teacher. In addition, the submission must contain information on the training courses the worker. Additionally, the view includes information about previous appraisals. A month before the attestation of the employer under the painting introduces the applicant in the highest category with the content of the submission.
An important point in the preparation for certification for the highest category is a compilation of a portfolio. There are certain rules to its content. Serves as the certification Commission together with the application or within a month after its submission. The certification Commission shall appoint a date, time and place of attestation.
Teachers should remember that without the first category, you cannot claim the higher. For the applicant in the highest category it is desirable to have in the portfolio of an article published in popular science publications, participation in contests, winners and prize-winners of Olympiads, etc.
Certification for the highest category is in the form of consideration of the submitted portfolio. In it the teacher will include their achievements and results in recent years. You should know that certification may take place without the direct participation of the teacher. He can write in the application for certification. According to the results, the Commission makes a decision, is assigned or not to the applicant. In case of refusal, the teacher has the right some time to re-apply or confirm the first category.