SCHOOLS AS COM­MU­NI­TIES

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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.

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The au­thor is Teacher II at Balas El­e­men­tary School, Ba­color South Dis­trict

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