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Induction Programme for Principals (Online Programme)

1 - 24 September 2020 (Applications close 18 August 2020)
This course is for:
Roles & Responsibilities Principals
About this Course

The course is aimed at principals and/or newly appointed principals from a full range of public schools.

The purpose of the interaction is to:

(i) inform the Principals as to the WCED's expectations of their professional role-responsibilities;

(ii) introduce possible new perspectives as to their professional functioning;

(iii) create the need to revisit present leadership and management practices;

(iv) provide guidance to re-construct present practices where necessary, especially within the "new normal" irt COVID-19 context, and

(v) generate thought-processes that would result in an improved environment for quality-based teaching and learning and institutional leadership.

The CTLI will endeavor to provide the participants with practical guidance on how a Principal is to realise improved teaching and learning and institutional leadership practices at school level. 

Emphasis is on planning and effecting a teaching and learning environment aligned with the current curriculum and appropriate classroom management strategies within a COVID-19 context.

The professional development programme is self-paced and will be delivered through an online platform.

Modules covered:

Module 1: The Principal, Departmental Head (DH) and Deputy Principal (DP), and a values-driven school in a value-driven community.

Module 2: Legal Framework and the principal in a COVID-19 context.

Module 3: Job description of the Principal.  

Module 4: Portfolio Management – Managing the Curriculum in COVID -19 context.

Module 5: Managing staff in a COVID-19 context.

Module 6: School-based data Management.

The professional development programme is self-paced and will be presented through an online platform.

The Google Classroom online platform will be used to deliver the online programme.

It is a self-paced programme that will require at least 45 minutes per Session.

The content of the programme will be facilitated through PowerPoint presentations readings, self-reflection tasks and online interaction with fellow course participants. You will also be afforded the opportunity to interact with Facilitators (Mentors) during specified times.

Further detail will be provided with confirmation of participation.


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