Purpose of Our Training Modules
It is widely recognized and agreed that one of the key factors influencing school effectiveness is the nature and quality of leadership exhibited by the school head.

This series of modules has been written to provide school heads and other school professionals with a source of practical ideas about ways in which they can become better educational leaders. The first two modules provide extensive theory on school leadership and existing structure of school education. The other series of modules provide practical skills along with useful resource materials for school professionals and other educational officials.

We also provide a lot of reference materials along with our modules

Who can be benefitted?
Our training modules have been designed for practicing school heads. We are also aiming on newly appointed school heads. At whatever career stage they may be, school heads know that there is always more to learn. Some aspirants of our training programme may still be teachers who aspire to become school heads; these materials are also of great use for them.

Leadership skill in education is also a need for many others involved in field of education, from Minister or Commissioner of Education, through to District Education Officers and their staff, school governors, advisors, coordinators, supervisors, deputy heads, chief education officers, teachers and even, parents and members of community. The training modules are for all who belong to any of these groups, and who are interested in improving their school performance or their own professional skill.

We hope that school principals, teachers, and other school professionals of different educational institutions will find these modules of use.

MODULE 1: Understanding School Leadership

Unit 1: Understanding Leadership Concepts and Theories
Unit 2: Understanding School Leadership
Unit 3: School as an Organisation
Unit 4: Principal Leadership
Unit 5: Teacher Leadership
Unit 6: Self-Assessment Exercise

MODULE 2: Understanding National Structure of Education

Unit 1: Educational Policies and Programmes
Unit 2: Common School System and Right to Education Act 2009
Unit 3: School Sub-Systems, Open Schooling and NCERT
Unit 4: School Boards and Affiliation Process
Unit 5: Educational Loans and Scholarships
Unit 6: Statistics in Education (DISE, STATE/DISTRICT REPORT CARDS, EDI, SEMIS)

MODULE 3: Academic Management

Unit 1: Exam Conduct and Management
Unit 2: Curriculum Development and Syllabus Bifurcation
Standard Operating Procedure ( SOP)
Admit Card/Teacher Duty Card Samples
Getting Ready for Exams : Letter from Principal
Revision plan for final exams
Circular : Remedial classes
Date sheet template
Letter to the parents of academically weak students
Complete the homework drive
Paper setter appointment slip
Instructions for paper setters
Print order for question papers
Stationery print order
Duties of the Centre Superintendent
Duties of the invigilators
Standing instructions for teachers
Seating Plan Template
Exam duty roster
Certificate of opening the question papers
Daily account of use of answer books
Attendance sheet
Consumption detail of answer sheets
Award list template
Perfection Book
Memo to teacher regarding defective question paper
Memo regarding careless evaluation work
Memo regarding breach of confidentiality
Samples : Report Card Remarks
Exhaustive list of remarks

MODULE 4: Personnel and Payroll Management

Unit 1: Staff Recruitment
Unit 2: Staff Development
Unit 3: Staff Motivation
Unit 4: Staff Appraisal
Unit 5: Staff Supervision and Discipline
Unit 6: Keeping Staff Records
Unit 7: Managing Meetings
Unit 8: Managing Conflict
Teaching job application form
Appointment letter
Teacher’s consent letter
Circular : Teachers’ capacity building programme
Circular : Advance planning and stay after school
Circular : Maintenance and complaint register
Job Leaving form
Teachers on Duty Form
Questions for Interviewing Teacher Candidates
Interview Guide for Appointment of Special Educators
More Letters, Circulars, Notices, Guidelines and other correspondence

MODULE 5: Curriculum and Resources Management

Unit 1: Establishing the Curriculum
Unit 2: Timetabling
Unit 3: Organizing resources to support the curriculum
Unit 4: Selecting and Managing Textbooks
Unit 5: Libraries, Media and Low cost teaching aids
Unit 6: Examinations, Testing and Record Keeping
Unit 7: Resource Maintenance
Unit 8: Finding Financial Resources

MODULE 6: Financial Management

Unit 1: Sources of School Funds
Unit 2: School Budgeting
Unit 3: Mobilizing Financial Resources
Unit 4: Basic Framework and mechanism of financial management
Unit 5: Expending and Accounting for School Funds
Unit 6: School Accounting and Auditing
School Budget Planner
Fee Due Notice
The Budgetary Process

MODULE 7: School Transportation Services

Unit 1: Transportation Services
Unit 2: Planning Considerations
Unit 3: Routing and Scheduling
Unit 4: Inspection and Maintenance
Unit 5: Utilization and Evaluation of Transportation Services
Unit 6: Standards and Specifications
Standard operating procedure [ SOP]
Guidelines for parents
Supreme Court guidelines for school transport
School bus pass
Bus route chart
Seat number allocation template
Bus stop timing chart
School bus discipline procedure
Instructions for students
Bus conduct flow chart
Driver’s daily diary
Transport maintenance logbook
Instructions for drivers and conductors
Alternative transport undertaking
Non-academic staff duty roster
Daily feedback and review form
Periodic efficiency assessment form
Principal’s checklist of transport operation
Instructions for teachers using school bus
Lapse warning to transport contractor

MODULE 8: Purchasing, Warehousing and Distribution

Unit 1: Purchasing
Unit 2: Warehousing
Unit 3: Distribution
Sample Price Quotation Form, Sample Purchase Order Form, Sample Purchase Expediter Form, Vehicle Log for Mail and Distribution and Warehousing.

Module 9: Communicating and Dealing with Parents

Unit 1: Parent and School Relationship
Unit 2: Parents’ Involvement and Partnership
Unit 3: Communication with Parents
Annual update of parent information
Parent contact log
Parent school interaction form-1
Detailed parent-school interaction form
Feedback template
Parent school relationship assessment rubric
Sending complaint to parent
Note to parent for not sending activity material
Circular: Parent teacher day
Circular : Hindi recitation competition
Circular : Winter uniform
Circular : Intra-class clay modeling competition
Circular : Hindi and English calligraphy competition
Circular : Voluntary vacation assignments
Circular : Inter school play enactment
Circular : English proficiency test
Circular : Visit to Natural History Museum / Trip to Rajghat
Circular : Compulsory attendance in remedial classes
Letter to parent : student’s behaviour
Circular : Thanking for community service
Circular : Thanking for donation to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund
Notice : Non-payment of school dues
Letter regarding compartment exam
Application template for T.C.
Notice regarding poor performance of child
Intimation regarding struck off name
Letter of appreciation
Warning : Undesirable behaviour by the parent-1, 2
PTA constitution
PTA nomination form
Minutes of PTA meeting

MODULE 10: Personal Relation (PR) Ideas for Principals

Unit 1: Concept of Public Relation
Unit 2: Media, Community and Networking
Unit 3: Quick Ideas for School Public Relations

MODULE 11: School Promotion and Branding

Unit 1: School Promotion and Marketing
Unit 2: School Branding
Unit 3: Hints and Tips for School Promotion and Branding
Prospectus samples
Admissions Marketing Plans and Budget
Ceramic Logo print on Utensils, mugs etc.
T-shirt with logo etc
Advertisements samples - Newspapers, Video
Word of mouth publicity
Running a New School with Project Report of School

MODULE 12: Soft Skill Development

Unit 1: Communication Skill
Unit 2: Team Development
Unit 3: Emotional Intelligence/Optimism
Unit 4: Stress Management
Unit 5: Time Management
Unit 6: Conflict Management
Unit 7: Decision Making and Problem Solving
Unit 8: Life Long Learning and Information Management Skill
Unit 9: Entrepreneur Skill
Unit 10: Leadership Skill

MODULE 13:  School Management Software

Unit 1: Meaning of School Management Software and Automation Processes
Unit 2: Automating your School –Benefits
Unit 3: Areas for School Automation
Unit 3: Starting and Operating School Management Software
(More than 100 School Processes Covered)


MODULE 14: Monitoring School Effectiveness

Unit 1: Indicators and Characteristics of School Effectiveness
Unit 2: The Rationale for Evaluation
Unit 3: Evaluation Techniques
Unit 4: Planning a Programme of Evaluation
Unit 5: Using Evaluation Findings

MODULE 15: The Governance of School

Unit 1: Defining the parameters of School Governance
Unit 2: Legal basis of school governance
Unit 3: School Managers and Governing Bodies
Unit 4: Relationship between Schools and Other Agencies
Unit 5: Partner in School Management
Unit 6: Right to Information Act and School
Resources- Cases on Right to Information Act

MODULE 16: Auxiliary Services in Schools

Unit 1: School Safety and Security Services
Unit 2: Food Services
Unit 3: Custodian Services
Unit 4: Community Use of School Services
Unit 5: Sale of School Services
Miscellaneous Resources
Calendar making
Almanac Making
House System
Events management
Outdoor Learning
Social Skills at School
Adolescence and Life Skills
Multiple Intelligence
Blooms Taxonomy
Anecdotal Records
Beginning of a New Session
Use of Prime Resources
Guidance and Counselling
School Evaluation
Book Stores
Utilizing the School resources
Media and Press
District wide School Safety Plan

Task Grid