NIE celebrates Leaders In Education Programme Graduation 2016

NIE celebrates Leaders In Education Programme Graduation 2016

Date
Friday, 14 October 2016

 NIE CELEBRATES LEADERS IN EDUCATION PROGRAMME GRADUATION

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 GRADUATION DINNER: 14 OCTOBER 2016 AT 7.15 PM, SHERATON TOWERS SINGAPORE, BALLROOM 1 AND 2 (LEVEL 2), 39 SCOTTS ROAD, SINGAPORE 228230

A total of 27 Singapore school leaders will receive their certificates for the Leaders in Education Programme (LEP) at a graduation dinner to be held on Friday, 14 October 2016 at The Sheraton Towers Singapore.

For the past six months, each LEP participant has been leading a Creative Action Project (CAP) that holds potential value-adding change at their attachment school. Many of these are exciting initiatives that can lead to significant improvements in student learning. Of the 27 participants, three outstanding participants will receive an award from Guest of Honour, Mr Ng Chee Meng, Acting Minister for Education (Schools) and Senior Minister of State for Transport. This year, the Valedictorian of the cohort is Mrs Allison Lim-Choong. She will receive the Lee Kuan Yew Award for demonstrating the best overall performance in the Leaders in Education Programme.

The LEP is a full-time executive programme by the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore for talented educators selected by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore for school leadership.

 LEADERS IN EDUCATION PROGRAMME

The LEP focuses on innovation and the creation of new knowledge. It stimulates the participants’ thinking through a series of challenging learning experiences. These include working on a Creative Action Project (CAP), dialogues with senior Education Ministry officials and an overseas study trip. The main parties involved in this collaborative effort include NIE academics, MOE staff and principal mentors. The exposure offered during LEP serves as a platform to address a range of issues that are seen as critical to the development of participants’ leadership skills to new levels. This allows them to better facilitate and lead in impactful ways at the schools they will be posted to.  

Since its inception in 2000, the LEP has also attracted much international attention on how Singapore prepares our school leaders before their appointment. NIE has welcomed government ministers and a host of overseas educators to observe this leadership programme. During LEP, participants have the opportunity to make an overseas study trip in their small groups to gain first-hand knowledge on education initiatives by well-established institutes and corporations in other countries. For the 2016 cohort, participants visited countries such as Germany, United Kingdom, Canada, Finland and Estonia.

For  list of prizes and awards, please refer to Annexe B and Annexe C for Valedictorian Profile and winning Creative Action Project (CAP)