Dubai, London, 17 June 2013: The UAE Ministry of Education and Pearson, the world’s leading education company, have announced that an elite group of 30 school principals, vice principals and teachers from across the UAE will visit the United Kingdom to participate in an advanced residential course in School Leadership. The course will allow participants to implement international best practices in teacher leadership in their schools on their return.
The course is an extended option for participants of the School Leadership Programme (SLP), an initiative of the national Ministry of Education that the Pearson Group is helping to roll out across the country. Pearson enjoys the reputation of being the world’s best known and respected education organisation.
The SLP is a programme of national significance that will see over 700 Emirati school teachers, supervisors and principals acquiring new skills and knowledge necessary to improve the standard of leadership in their institutions.
Her Excellency Fawzia Hassan Ghareeb, Assistant Undersecretary for education operations, UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) said the course forms part of the ministry’s drive to develop local human resources and raise the quality of teaching skills to international levels as well as upgrade the levels of leadership and managerial competencies in the education field, through global training opportunities.
HE Fawzia Hassan added that eight international training firms had pitched for this project, out of 19 invited to participate in the technical and financial proposal. The competencies of all bidders were meticulously analysed before selecting the most suitable company.
HE Fawzia Hassan hailed the School Leadership Programme as a significant five-year international program aimed at developing leadership skills of over 700 education leaders from UAE public schools through 400 training hours.
Pearson’s President for the UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, Christine Ozden, said the UK and the UAE shared a special, mutually beneficial relationship when it comes to education. “The residential programme offered through the SLP is another way Britain and the UAE can learn from one another with the end goal of producing teaching and learning environments that allow students in each country to achieve their learning potential. This programme aims at raising the education standards in line with the development process being witnessed by UAE schools, thanks to the initiatives and plans beings implemented by the MoE”.
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