SCHOOLS AS COMMUNITIES
Managing a school is a very challenging. It has its share of problems that must be solved. To address these problems, our school is bridging the gap between the academic and practical world. With proper coordination, everyone is given this responsibility.
We are developing leaders that will be effective for the school and in the community. This is transformational leadership.
This is what our principal does. Together with the SGC and Management Team, they focused on staff empowerment rather than directly controlling all aspects of school functions. They foster greater professional growth with our faculty.
On a typical school day, situations of varying degrees of importance happen. Some situations might call for the involvement of the school administrator or other members of the faculty.
Our school continues to grow with the help of GPTA, Barangay Officials, SSG, stakeholders, donors (NGOs) and others (members). All of which work together in the improvement and development of the school. With regular meetings that are held/ conducted, each makes his or her contribution on judgment about what school policy should be.
This is school-based management; there is active control of all aspects of the school including school activities, analysis of the curriculum and others. The school is a community not defined by evaluation and instructional leadership, but by principles, beliefs and values that bind together.
The author is Teacher II at Balas Elementary School, Bacolor South District