School Leadership part 1

These videos are produced by TESS-India to support school leaders in enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in their primary or secondary school. We are sharing 1st of the series.

Knowing your school: A school leader walks around her school. She observes and makes notes on classroom teaching and learning in order to praise effective practice and attend to any shortfalls. The teachers and students do not react to her visits as they are used to them.

Establishing school-community partnership: A school leader talks about the changes he has implemented to improve student attendance. He outlines how he identified the issues involved and how he took steps to address them, including establishing good relations with parents.

Understanding students' backgrounds: A school leader in a rural school talks about the importance of establishing an understanding of each student’s background and recognising the impact this may have on their learning and attendance. Although she cannot change the demands on her students to help with harvesting, she can work with them and their parents to minimise the impact of these responsibilities on their learning. In this way, she has managed to improve school attendance.

The videos are intended to complement the text-based TESS-India materials for teachers and school leaders. However, they may also be viewed independently of these materials. TESS-India (Teacher Education through School-based Support in India) is an Open University, UK led teacher education project that has collaboratively developed a large repository of freely available, adaptable Open Educational Resources (OER) that support national education priorities in India. The resources are accessible in a range of media and languages, for use in multiple initial and continuing teacher development contexts. TESS-India is funded by UK aid from the UK government.

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