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Media Alert: MEC to Address Principals that are Committed Improving their Skills

13 May 2010

Tomorrow, Minister Donald Grant, will be visiting the Cape Teaching and Leadership Institute where the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is hosting a seminar programme, aimed at improving the leadership and management skills of school principals.

A school that provides quality education needs a good leader, responsible for the management and day-to-day functioning of the school. However, if a principal does not have the requisite skills, knowledge or management expertise, they can quickly drive a well-functioning school into the ground. Accordingly, it is critical that we ensure all principals have the skills and knowledge to lead their school effectively.

The topics covered at the seminar include:

  • leadership and management principles,
  • professional development,
  • effective team building strategies,
  • school improvement strategies and the management of teaching and learning.

Alan Clark (retired principal of Westerford High School, educational writer and publisher of a number of books on Education Management) is the presenter at the seminars.

Minister Grant will be addressing the principals and thanking them for their commitment to improving the quality of education in their schools and in the Western Cape.

Where: Cape Teaching and Leadership Institute, Nooiensfontein Road Kuils River

Meeting point: The Open Quad area, by the sports Hall

Date: Saturday, 15 May 2010

Time: 10:00

Media Enquiries: 

Bronagh Casey
Minister of Education, Donald Grant
Western Cape
Tel: 021 467 2524
Cell: 072 7241 422