Intensive School Development Programme
The aim of the intensive school development programme organized by the Shriram Foundation is to support overall growth of the school. Our focus is on select Krishna District schools which have demonstrated willingness to learn and adopt new approaches and methodologies. The focus is on teacher development. Teachers are made to understand that students are the ambassadors of the school and play a key role in the development and success of the school.
The programme comprises of mentoring sessions for school leaders and teacher workshops and demos. Student assessments are conducted to identify learning gaps and disabilities. Teachers are also taught simple remedial strategies to help children with learning difficulties. The approach is practice oriented and helps teachers create lesson plans and activities through demos, sample material and handholding. Difficult topics identified by the teachers are dealt with during the workshops and teachers work with the SF facilitators to prepare mind maps, keyword charts, list of objectives, ready reckoners and activities integrated with learning objectives. Training is also imparted on how to conduct student assessments and setting question papers.
The program comprises of 1 day workshop every month for a year with reinforcement and follow-up provided by Academic co-ordinators of SF during their regular visits to the schools. Starting with two schools as a pilot, two other schools have been taken up so far. The plan is to replicate this across the other schools in the coming years.