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Induction of Newly Appointed Principals A (Online Programme)

15 February 2021 - 26 March 2021 (Applications close 01 February 2021)
This course is for:
Management 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.

SACE Professional Development Points: 20

Further detail will be provided with confirmation of participation.


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