CPD 2 – SCHOOL-BASED DEVELOPMENT. SUBJECT SPECIFIC CPD
CPD 2 (school development strand) started in April 2018 and was run as a pilot in 2 GHPS schools in Delhi over a period of 3 weeks, by a primary and a secondary specialist working together. Following evaluation, the programme was refined and is now being delivered in the remaining 10 schools, 2 at a time and with pairs of volunteers trainers (one primary specialist and one secondary). This programme is supported by mentor training so that a school’s capacity is enhanced and developments in teaching and learning are consolidated.
CPD2 (early years focus) – a five week course designed on the same lines as CPD1 and run by a two trainers. This programme started in November 2018 with teachers from the GHPS schools and also a group drawn from government schools in south Delhi. This is a five week course designed on the same lines as CPD 1 and focused specifically on early years as requested by DSGMC.
CPD2 (subject specific focus) – in due course (probably during 2019) we shall be starting a programme of subject specific training for GHPS schools, initially in English, mathematics and science and subsequently in the social sciences. This is currently in the development phase.
The CPD (early years) course has been taken up by a third organisation and former partner, the Kalgidhar Trust, which currently runs some 120 schools (Akal academies) in Punjab and north India. Training is planned to start some time in 2019 in three centres in Punjab – Patiala, Jalander and Talawandi – and the programme will require at least 3 pairs of early years’ consultant trainers.
Early years post graduate diploma course (one year) with the Kalgidhar Trust (Akal academies)
The request for this course has arisen from HTTEF’s successful partnership with Akal from 2011 – 2014 when we ran a 2 year Early Years teacher training course for young, as yet unqualified, young women. This is a major initiative, which is likely to continue for the next two to three years and which will need five pairs of volunteer consultants working for 2 – 3 months each from July 2019 to May 2020.
HTTEF is currently in discussions with DSGMC/GHPS schools in Delhi about a possible leadership development initiative for their schools and senior managers. This development arises from the work on pedagogy that the Foundation has done with teachers and as yet, is at an early stage.
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