Principals attend workshop on effective school management

The second of a three part Principals’ Workshop was held at the Giraudel Retreat House from Tuesday under the heading: Leadership and Strategic Management in Education.

Principals from around the island participated in the  three-day retreat  with the intention to promote effectiveness in school management.

Dr Jeffery Blaize, Assistant Chief Education Officer, expects an improvement in school management as a result of the programme. He believes that effective schools depend on effective leaders.

“We expect to see principals implementing those strategies that we promoted during the workshop. We expect to see change not only in the implementation of the strategies but also in terms of students’ output,” he noted.

According to Blaize, the purpose of the forum was to provide principals with a safe environment to explore the challenges faced in schools and there are evaluation activities in place to measure the success of the workshop.

He stressed the importance of training principals because of the value to the education system.

He said, “The Ministry of Education prides itself on continuous educational development and growth of our educators. We are now consciously considering more overt means of training within our school system because we realize that principals are very important to the education system. More so, principals remain in position for long periods of time and if the principals are not in tune with strategic, effective management practices, it could be a limitation for the ministry.”

Topics covered as part of the workshop included: Managing innovation and Change in Schools;  Professionalism and Ethics; Diagnosing Students at Risk and Techniques in Stress Management.

Part one of the series was held over the summer and part three is expected to follow during the next school term.

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24 Comments

  1. October 21, 2021

    Amazing Article!!

    We offer School Management Software that manages all the school related activities easily.

  2. June 14, 2021

    best erp for school that manage all activities

  3. August 17, 2020

    Great job done by you….as school management system becomes much important and useful software for schools now a days. I hope every principal must learned from the workshop.

  4. May 19, 2020

    This is very good news and Principals and teachers should attend workshops and seminars to improve Management
    Thanks

  5. May 11, 2020

    It’s important for principals and teachers to attend workshops and seminars like these. They need to constantly improve and search for new ways of improving their school. For eg., very few schools are using learning management software and the concept of flip boards. If they knew it before and they would have applied it, it would be easier to facilitate the learning of their students in this coronavirus outbreak.

  6. May 13, 2019

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  7. August 1, 2018

    For any educational institute, school management software is must have software. ERP software help admin and teachers to manage school tasks effectively by automating it. it is a great step toward creating awareness for a effective school management system.

  8. May 9, 2018

    it is important to have a school management software to be installed in every school for effective school management. such software help principals and teachers to effectively manage school tasks by automating it. anyhow it is a nice initiative to create such workshops for creating awareness of effective school management.

  9. Classic
    November 16, 2011

    I really hope that some of these principals learn how to practice confidientiality and learn to leave what is discussed in the office there.

  10. Anonymous
    November 16, 2011

    the st john’catholic school at portsmouth have a very very good principal and for those of u who dont know take some time out to help all you children and stop making foolish comment thanks to the principal and teacher of st john’slove you

  11. My Dear
    November 15, 2011

    So, It is so,so, good and meaningful that we, the parents can’t know who were the facilitators?? UPSSSS!!!

  12. trinny student
    November 15, 2011

    Great job Dr.Blaize and the ministry of education. Observing from T & T

  13. Home base
    November 15, 2011

    Please be carefull as to the comment you make becuz Grand Fond has a God sent principal continue doing the hard work u have been doing Ms Prince. Wish i was here to congratulate you. I could remember one from Boetica she was not for the school at all

  14. coco sec
    November 15, 2011

    The officers of the MoE need to leave the comfort of their office and visit the schools.Mr chief this goes for you stop depending on what you are told by dr blaize who has his hidden agenda.

    • EVA
      November 16, 2011

      U have a problem with Dr. Blaize man. Stae your name stop hidding under the disguise of the false name, we repeated it in publich now you on DNO. Poor you. Mr. Chief and Blaize have you covered.

  15. Anonymous
    November 15, 2011

    Some of these principals, have a lot of PAR WOL, so they are tricking the fools in the Ministry of Education, making them believe that they are hard working, but really they are killing some schools.

    • Stinky
      November 16, 2011

      Oh this is so true, they talk so much and they are so empty and fool of themselves

    • Bella
      November 16, 2011

      You more fools than the people in the MEO, because you are doing the same thing at your job fooling your boss so you know the trait well

      • Anonymous
        November 16, 2011

        @ BELLA.Your classic moron,stop wearing you crass ignorance as a badge of honour. Are you a parasite? I am not. I say things as i see them.You must start doing the same, and stop being so hypocritical.

  16. Hm!
    November 15, 2011

    Good stuff! Just a kind reminder that the Retreat House is situated in Eggleston and not Giraudel.

  17. Anonymous
    November 15, 2011

    They should also be taught that management does not mean sitting in an office like a secretary from 8.00am to 1.00pm not knowing anything about what is going on in the other parts of the school…SOME LAZY LAZY PRINCIPALS.

    • AHA
      November 16, 2011

      Beffing on the phone about people’s business and the children’s parents. Always asking people questions about other people, when not satisfied they turn around and say “But she doh have friends man, everybody I ask about her saying they do not know her busin ess”. Go mind your business so called Principal. When they turn the paper upside down you came first.

  18. Stinky
    November 15, 2011

    I mean Grand Fond to Delices, not necessarily the Principal of Grandfond or Delices but some of the Principals within that district district, they know themselves.

  19. Stinky
    November 15, 2011

    Some of the Principals really need to learn about ethics because they lack that badly as for some in the southeast Grand Fond these I know very well, I hope they make good use of the training and we parents will see a vast improvement. Well done Dr. Blaize and the Ministry of Education. Yous Bouszwen sa enh tete yous.

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