Around 30 principals of Delhi government schools and education department officials will begin leadership training at Cambridge University from October 10, a report on PTI said. The training is an initiative of the Delhi government for eight days. This will be the 14th batch of this leadership training program. During their visit to Cambridge, the principals and managers will also visit three schools: Fulbridge Academy, Witchford Village College and Chesterton Community College, to understand policy implementation on the ground, the PTI report says.
During this training, principals will have the opportunity to meet education experts and understand how they are effectively implementing the country’s education policies on the ground, the report said. The main objective of the training is to develop leadership skills, management skills and an understanding of innovative teaching methods and practices, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept, PTI said.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said in a statement released by the Delhi government: “Their hard work and efforts have made government schools the preferred choice of children and parents in Delhi. Principals should go to Cambridge with an open mind and absorb the best practices there. Additionally, Sisodia said that the University of Cambridge is known for developing the most unique assessment practices and our head teachers will be exposed to and learn from this when they visit. “This will help us develop student-centered assessment practices that will reduce the stress in students’ lives,” Sisodia added.