The Billion Child Foundation is, to the best of our knowledge, the only organisation in the world to have proven programmes with the capacity to empower every ministry of education to simultaneously
- set all their underperforming schools on a journey to become centres of excellence enjoying the support of teachers, students, parents and the community
- ensure each child is supported by a committed informed parent/carer
THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE PROGRAMME
The International Schools Centre of Excellence Programme has a proven track record and is cost-effective, sustainable, replicable, scalable and resilient.
The Programme empowers the entire education supply chain (heads of national and provincial departments of education, district directors, circuit managers, principals, middle managers, teachers, students, parents and each school community) to become fully engaged in simultaneously transforming the culture of their underperforming schools into cultures experienced at high performance schools. The text is changed Dan)
This culture change Programme inspires teachers to
- Join and commit to a crusade at their school to deliver quality education
- Become part of a team on a destination to transform their school and the lives of students
- Play a specific, indispensable role within the school team framework
- Prepare and present lessons effectively .
- Seek and adopt new methodologies and technologies to upgrade their ability to provide quality education in their classroom.
The Programme is commissioned by heads of national or provincial ministries of education, driven by district directors, led by circuit managers, implemented by school leadership teams and teachers, and the high performance culture is lived by students, parents and the community.
The BCF system of Monthly Implementation Progress Tracker Reports© enables all levels of management in the education supply chain to monitor implementation by school, circuit, district, province and nationally.
Track record – South African Secondary Schools
The percentage of students who gained a university or technical university admission matriculation pass increased from 53% in 2015 to 71% in 2022 at schools whose school leadership teams attended this Programme between 2011 and 2016. (Results provided by the South African Department of Basic Education)
These results demonstrate that as the culture and routines at schools become embedded, results improve over a number of years. The important ingredient offered by this Programme is that it lays fallow ground in which teachers become emotionally engaged and not only prepare and deliver lessons more effectively but that become more amenable to implementing the training they receive and often actively seek training and support.