NIE Celebrates Leaders In Education Programme Graduation
Monday, 09 October 2017
GRADUATION DINNER: 13 OCTOBER 2017 AT 7.15 PM, SWISSOTEL MERCHANT COURT, MERCHANT COURT BALLROOM, LEVEL 1, 20 MERCHANT ROAD SINGAPORE 058281
A total of 22 Singapore school leaders will receive their certificates for the Leaders in Education Programme (LEP) at a graduation dinner to be held on Friday, 13 October 2017 at Swissotel Merchant Court, Singapore.
For the past six months, each LEP participant had been leading a Creative Action Project (CAP) that holds potential value-adding change at their attachment school. Many of these exciting initiatives have led to significant improvements in student learning. Of the 22 participants, three outstanding participants will receive an award from Guest of Honour, Mr Ng Chee Meng, Minister for Education (Schools) and 2nd Minister for Transport. This year, the Valedictorian of LEP 2017 is Ms Tabitha Wong who will receive the Lee Kuan Yew Award for demonstrating the best overall performance in the Leaders in Education Programme.
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. The Programme focuses on innovation and the creation of new knowledge and stimulates the participants’ thinking through a series of challenging learning experiences. These include working on a 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 have been seen as critical to the development of participants’ leadership skills to new levels. This would support them to better facilitate and lead in impactful ways at the schools in which they would be posted to.
Since its inception in 2000, the LEP has attracted much international attention on how Singapore prepares our school leaders before their appointment. NIE welcomed government ministers and a host of overseas educators to observe this leadership programme. During LEP, participants have had the opportunity to make overseas study trips in their respective groups to gain first-hand knowledge on education initiatives by well-established institutes and corporations. For the 2017 cohort, participants visited countries such as Ireland, Netherlands and Denmark. For a list of prizes and awards, valedictorian profile and the winning CAP, please refer to Annexes A, B and C.