Our team in collaboration with Makerere University Business School ICT Centre (MUBS) is determined to support School leaders in Building successful institutions.
School leadership is a critical aspect of education, as strong leaders play a vital role in creating positive school cultures and climates, which in turn lead to better student outcomes. To be an effective school leader, one must possess a wide range of knowledge and skills, including an understanding of educational policies, curriculum development, teacher evaluation, and budget management.
One important topic for school leaders is the school culture and climate. A positive school culture and climate is essential for creating an environment in which students feel safe, respected, and valued. School leaders must be able to identify and address any issues that may be negatively impacting the culture and climate of their school, such as low expectations, fear of failure, lack of trust, bullying, discrimination, or a lack of student engagement.
Another key topic is instructional leadership. Effective instructional leadership is essential for ensuring that students receive a high-quality education. School leaders must be able to evaluate teachers and provide feedback, support teacher professional development, and monitor student progress. They must also be able to create and implement effective curriculum and instruction strategies that align with state standards.
School leaders must also have a good understanding of budget and resource management. They must be able to plan and allocate resources effectively to support the needs of the school and its students. This includes managing finances, budgeting, and allocating resources such as personnel and materials.
Communication and collaboration are also essential topics for school leaders. They must be able to communicate effectively with a variety of stakeholders, including students, parents, teachers, and community members. They must also be able to build effective teams and collaborate with other school leaders, educators, and community organizations.
One more topic is leading change. School leaders must be able to navigate the process of implementing change within their schools and district. This includes change management, communication strategies, and building buy-in from stakeholders.
In conclusion, school leadership is a complex and multifaceted field that requires a wide range of knowledge and skills. School leaders must be able to create positive school cultures and climates, support teacher professional development, manage budgets and resources, communicate effectively, and lead change. By focusing on these topics, school leaders can effectively support student success and academic achievement.
Every training we carry out starts with the understanding and application of growth mindset principles.
Modules for school leaders include:
- School administration, governance, and leadership,
- School financing & budgeting,
- marketing & branding to make their schools intentionally attractive.
- Pedagogy and approaches to effective teaching & learning for example Child-Centred Learning, Assessment for Learning, and Building Learning Power.
- Introducing child protection & safeguarding,
- Special Educational Needs & Disabilities including Personal Social and Health Education,
- Extra-curricular Activities and Careers are catered for in the online training sessions.