BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO
LEADERS Education Authorities Project (LEAP) an initiative of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) has strived to achieve its outcomes.
The outcome has the combination of long terms, short terms and medium terms outcomes.
Speaking during the officially opening of the weeklong new school leaders and Provincial Education Authorities (PEA) mentors workshop through LEAP on Monday, Permanent Secretary Frances Rodie said LEAP has striven to achieve its outcomes however, the successfulness in achieving the outcomes cannot be predicted.
He said despite the early predictions, they have confidence to have it successful through group comprised of Solomon Islands Fellowship of Faithful Mentors, and experts from the Institute of Education of the University of the University of the South Pacific and University of Auckland.
“The two experts will do whatever is possible in the next two and half to upskill selected new school leaders and PEA’s in the specific areas identified so that the outcomes can be achieved successfully,” Rodie said.
He adds the combination outcomes are improved literacy learnings, provincial education authority management of leadership of and support to schools and improved school leadership.
Also improved skills and motivation of existing teachers, schools authority managers lead teaching and learning in schools, improved parent body support for schools.
PS Rhodie said the short term outcomes includes provincial education authorities support and supervise school managers and teachers to improve leadership and teaching, school leaders support improved teaching , schools and provincial education authorities engage parent bodies.