NIE Celebrates Leaders in Education Programme Graduation
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
A total of 24 Vice Principals from local schools and 5 senior educators being nurtured to be School Principals will receive their certificates for the Leaders in Education Programme (LEP) at a graduation dinner to be held on Wednesday, 10 October 2012 at The Regent Singapore Hotel.
For the past six months, the principals-in-training have been leading innovations in their attachment schools. Many of the projects are exciting initiatives that lead to significant improvements for students, teachers and parents. An innovation is not necessarily something new in education, but something new to the school. Three outstanding candidates will be receiving their awards from Minister for Education, Mr Heng Swee Keat who will be gracing this event. Amongst them, this year’s best all-round LEP graduand and Valedictorian, Mr Chen Fook Pang, Vice Principal of North View Secondary School will receive the Lee Kuan Yew Leaders in Education Programme Award at the LEP Graduation Dinner.
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
Since its inception, the LEP has 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. Correspondingly, LEP participants have the opportunity to take an overseas study trip to gain first-hand knowledge on education initiatives by well-established institutes and corporations in countries. For this LEP, participants visited countries such as Sweden, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States.
The LEP also focuses on innovation and the creation of new knowledge, provoking the participants’ thinking through a series of challenging learning experiences. These include working on a value-adding project in an attachment school, seminars with international experts and an overseas study trip. The parties involved in this collaborative effort include NIE academics, MOE staff, principal mentors and industry leaders. The exposure offered by LEP serves to raise participants’ leadership skills to new levels and allow them to lead their schools in impactful ways upon the completion of the programme.
For the list of prizes and awards and the recipients’ synopses of their Creative Action Projects please refer to Annexe A and Annexe B respectively.
By Guest-of-Honour, Mr Heng Swee Keat, Minister for Education, Ministry of Education
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