Manish Sisodia encourages school principals to evolve as 'School Leaders'
The Delhi government has developed a special training programme keeping in mind the needs of its schools.
Encouraging school heads to evolve and become an inspiration for teachers and students, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that there is need to reshape the administrative role of school principals so that they can evolve as ‘school leaders’ and become an inspiration for teachers and students. The comment came from the Education Minister during the leadership and management training programme for the professional development of school heads of Delhi Government schools.
The Delhi government has developed a special training programme keeping in mind the needs of its schools. Similarly, the school heads should identify every need of their institution whether administrative or academic and bring all stakeholders together, Sisodia said.
"The personality, conduct and behaviour of the school principal impacts the ecosystem of that school and affects the children in some way or the other," The minister said. "In such a situation, it is important for school heads to evolve as school leaders who are affectionate towards students, understand cultural diversity and become an inspiration for teachers and students," he added.
"We provide opportunity for exposure visit and training to heads of schools from time to time for capacity building and enhancing their administrative and leadership skills. This has helped in improving the ecosystem of Delhi government schools up to a greater extent," he said.
Now, the principals need to ensure that they take these schools to new heights by using their leadership skills acquired through the exposure visits and training, he added.