Building Educational Bridges (BEB): Singapore-United Kingdom: School Excellence

Building Educational Bridges (BEB): Singapore-United Kingdom: School Excellence

Date
Thursday, 15 January 2009

BUILDING EDUCATIONAL BRIDGES (BEB): SINGAPORE-UNITED KINGDOM: SCHOOL EXCELLENCE ON 15 JANUARY 2009, 7.30PM AT ORCHARD HOTEL, LAVENDER ROOM 2, 442 ORCHARD ROAD, SINGAPORE 238879

Together a step forward when twenty principals from Singapore and United Kingdom receive their Certificates of Completion from the programme of Building Educational Bridges: School Excellence Programme (BEB). Gracing the event as Guest-of-Honour is Ms Yeoh Chee Yan, Second Permanent Secretary of Education, Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore.

BEB is a collaborative programme funded by the MOE, Singapore and National College for School Leadership (NCSL), United Kingdom. The programme was delivered from 22 to 29 November 2008 at the NCSL, UK and subsequently delivered at National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University (NIE/NTU), Singapore from 12 to 16 January 2009.

The programme emphasis is on innovation and high performing educational systems. Selected to represent each state, the ten school leaders have been engaged in dialogue sessions and visited schools in the UK and Singapore.

The aims of the BEB programme are:

  • Improve understanding of each other's educational systems and the context for leadership and its challenges;
  • Generate ideas on innovation and change for high performing educational system; and
  • Define routes for sustaining school leadership and innovation.

The programme for closing ceremony is at Annexe A below.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL COLLEGE FOR SCHOOL LEADERSHIP (NCSL)

The National College for School Leadership (NCSL) offers opportunities to develop the potential of school leaders at every level and to enable their schools to work collaboratively with other schools.

NCSL's four key goals are:

  • to transform children's achievement and well-being through excellent school leadership;
  • to develop leadership within and beyond the school;
  • to identify and grow tomorrow's leaders; and
  • to create a fit-for-purpose national college that is more strategic and offers school leaders even more leadership support.

NCSL programmes can also be accessed regionally through a network of providers.  Participants can also communicate with each other via the College's popular online community, talk2learn, which now has over 120,000 members and is open to all school leaders including headteachers, deputy heads and middle leaders, as well as all teachers, teaching assistants and school bursars.

For more information, please visit www.ncsl.org.uk

Annexe A

Programme

7.00pm 
Cocktail reception

7.15pm
Guests to be seated

7.30pm
Arrival of Guest-of-Honour, Ms Yeoh Chee Yan, Second Permanent Secretary of Education, Ministry of Education, Singapore

Welcome Address by Prof Lee Sing Kong, Director, NIE, Singapore

Address by Guest-of-Honour

7.40pm 
Commencement of dinner

8.20pm
Presentation of certificates

Speech by Singapore Representative

Speech by UK Representative

9.30pm
End of programme