Date : 15 August 2015
Time : 10.30 am – 12.30 pm
Venue : University of Nottingham, KL Teaching Centre, Jalan Raja Chulan
When the topic of school autonomy arises in discussions on improving quality of education, more often than not, the first reaction is for most to say, “Will it really work?”, “Are our schools ready?”, “How important is community involvement?”
School autonomy would essentially empower principals and other school leaders to make decisions which they see fit for their staff and students. They would be responsible for budgets, personnel and academic content. Studies have shown that there is a distinct possibility that student outcomes can improve along with increased autonomy
We would like more parents to participate in these conversations and give us their opinion on the idea of school autonomy. How willing are you to get involved in your child’s education? Would you participate in parent teachers associations and engage with the school?
Come and listen to school leaders, teachers and educationists on their opinions on school autonomy, whether they think community involvement in schools is necessary and if freedom for the school leadership is key to making school autonomy successful.
Farihah Fahmy, Former Teach For Malaysia Fellow
Dato’ Noor Rezan Bapoo, Board of Director, Yayasan Amir and former principal of Bukit Bintang Girls School
Lionel Jackson, former Senior VP at AIMS
Former School Principal (TBC)