NCD schools launch self-help programmes

National, Normal

The National , Monday, May 30, 2011

ELEMENTARY, primary and secondary schools in the National Capital District last Friday launched their school learning improvement plans (SLIP) in Port Moresby.
The SLIP addresses the priorities of the national education plan 2005-14, with particular focus on access, quality curriculum and monitoring, quality of teacher education and management.
Deputy secretary teaching and education standards Damien Rapese, who launched the plan on behalf of education secretary Dr Joseph Pagelio, said the SLIP planning, implementation and review process encouraged collaborative efforts by all stakeholders, including students.
“SLIP is endorsed by the board of governors and approved by the provincial education adviser or his delegates using the approval guidelines to be implemented by the school management, making it a legal document for the school to use,” he said.
He said the SLIP process or the improvement strategy had been selected as the most effective way to promote sustainable improvement in student learning and the overall school performance through improved classroom practice.   
“Effective leadership is the ultimate goal of SLIP,” he said.
Rapese said head teachers, students, teachers, chairpersons of school management became more effective and efficient in their leadership roles when SLIP was functioning well.