This programme is offered as special In-country project in Solomon Islands over the next three years, It is specifically targeted to meet the needs of school leaders (Principals of secondary schools, Head Teachers of primary schools, and Heads of ECE centres) in Solomon Islands. The possible offering of the programme in other Pacific countries will be given due to consideration on a case by case basis.
The programme is meant as a qualifier for school leadership and provides opportunities for participants to explore and apply the principles of school leadership, school management, management of professional development, teaching and learning, and community connectedness. It will use the Principalís standards as well as the policies and plans of the national Ministry of Education. The programme has an intensive face-to-face component followed by a practicum component where participants have the opportunity to reflect on practice and also design relevant administrative and management tools to use in their particular context.
Special Admission Requirements:
To be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in School Leadership a person shall have:
a) a recognised teacher training qualification, and
b) a minimum of 10 years relevant work experience in Early Childhood Education & Care or Primary or Secondary school environment, and
c) experience in school leadership roles
The Graduate Certificate in School Leadership programme consists of five courses which are seen to be independent focusing on specific elements of school leadership: Planning Professional Development; School Leadership; School Management; Enhancing learning and learning environments; Community Partnership. Each course includes an intensive face-to-face lecture and workshop component as well as a Practicum in the participantís own educational workplace.
Courses: EDP05, EDP06, EDP07, EDP08, EDP09