In 2018, following preparatory work that was done, in relation in relation to our Anglican Schools, in particular, our Primary Schools, the Region of Kingston, especially the Deanery of St. Andrew held a workshop on Instructional Leadership and School governance on Monday, July 9 and Tuesday, July 10, 2018.
The Mission/Vision Statement for the Project is as follows:” Every child in every Anglican school will receive a high-quality education enabling them to be productive members of society while developing spiritual growth, moral responsibility and service to others”.
The Goals were:
- Build capacity in school leaders and teachers to facilitate targeted school improvement based on the results of the most recent National Education Inspectorate results.
- Support school leaders and teachers in extending the mission of the Diocese of Jamaica and the Cayman Islands in Anglican Schools.
- Cavaliers Primary, Woodford Primary, Clifton Primary, St. Michael’s Primary and Grove Primary. The two-day workshop was conducted by facilitators, Ms Sandra Berry and Mrs Flavia Gordon-Gunter, both educational consultants.
Emphasis was placed on the necessity of a new concept of educational leadership and these included:-
Demand for higher achievement
Demand for accountability
Hence improvement and reform were required.
An integral part of the workshop was to develop
Share Action Plan – which would consist of looking at the School Improvement Plan for each school and think about a plan to incorporate the changes that one would like to make and put into practice. Therefore, the three-part process would consist of:-
- Steps to take to achieve and
- Expected outcomes
The first school visited was St. Michael’s Primary School, on June 10, 2019. The visiting team comprised of:- Mrs. Gloria Gascoigne, Mr. Philip Clarke, Mrs. Dorothy Noel and Rev. Canon Michael Allen. The Team was met by the Principal, Mrs. Juliet Campbell-McPherson. The Chairman of the Board is Dr. Blossom Anglin-Brown.