Monday 15 July 2013

The British Council, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education is organising two series of School Leadership workshops for Rectors, Deputy Rectors and Quality Assurance Officers. The training and development programme aims to enhance the leadership skills of school leaders from both state and private schools in Mauritius. Nearly 200 participants in all have registered for the programme.

The second series of workshops are intended for rectors and will build on the first series delivered in 2012 while deputy rectors will follow the first series of workshops this year. The workshops have been planned over a 5 month period ending in November 2013 and will be delivered by experienced trainers in Leadership. 

Mrs Pamela Wright, FRSA, OBE, from the UK will be the lead facilitator. She is a National Leader of Education in the UK and Executive Head teacher of Wade Deacon High School which recently won an award as the most outstanding school in the UK in 2012. Pamela has been to Mauritius on several occasions and is therefore familiar with some of the challenges faced. She will deliver two workshops to rectors in Mauritius on “Leading effective teaching and learning” and on “Leading on effective behaviour management”.

A launch ceremony is planned on Monday 15 July 2013 at 15.00 hrs at the MITD Lecture Theatre, Phoenix to mark the start of the School Leadership programme. The Minister of Education and Human Resources, the Honourable Dr Vasant Kumar Bunwaree will officially launch these workshops.  On this occasion Mrs Pamela Wright will also deliver a talk on ‘The Importance of School Leadership’ followed by a question and answer session.  

The above event will be attended by the British High Commissioner in Mauritius, senior officials of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources, secondary school head teachers across the island as well as other key stakeholders in the education sector.

Notes to Editor

1- The British Council  works in more than 100 countries – with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year through English, arts, education and society programmes.

2- School leadership is a key strand of the British Council’s work with schools.  It is aimed at raising educational standards through sharing experiences in school leadership, increasing school leaders’ knowledge and understanding of contemporary approaches to leading educational change in schools and institutions.  The expected result would be better outcomes for head teachers, teachers, young learners and communities.

3- A recent market research (May and June 2011) carried out by British Council with learners, teachers, head teachers and educational policy makers in seven countries across sub Saharan Africa has shown a strong need for building capacity of school leaders.  This agrees with requirements for school leadership training in Mauritius.

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