British Council successfully delivered its first Leadership ‘Training of the Trainers’ workshop to 10 participants from KUSoED (Kathmandu University School of Education) from 25 to 27 August. As a part of the Connecting Classrooms project, British Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding with KUSoED for 3 years to jointly implement the School Leadership training to head teachers and school leaders.

Ann Burgess, Education Consultant from UK and master trainer for the leadership programme expressed, “The session was very rewarding as the participants were interactive and engaged throughout. We are keen to build a network of trainers globally and connect them worldwide. Through Connecting Classrooms it will be probable to develop leadership, incorporate international dimension in the curriculum and develop them as Global Citizens.”

The trainers from Kathmandu University participated in delivering various modules from effective teaching and learning, behaviour management to the benefits of an international dimension. Furthermore, understanding staff motivation, planning, monitoring, evaluating and self-evaluation were also covered during the three day workshop.

Sachita Suwal, currently working as a teacher and a trainer at Career Training Foundation voiced, “The components and modules incorporated in the training was very productive. We as teachers are also leaders and trainings like these will help us immensely to implement and enrich our daily teaching sessions with our students.”

While another participant shared, “The workshop was really insightful to gain information about Leadership and Management and moreover how to conduct education activities in practicality and in an effective way. Sharing ideas amongst the participants and group session activities was also very rewarding.”

The key objective of the ‘Training of the Trainers’ workshop is to help the school leaders in Nepal improve their professional and leadership skills. As a consequence, it will equip them to strengthen and incorporate international dimension in their respective school curriculum.

This leadership training is the stepping stone towards our 3 years partnership with KUSoED. After the training, the trainers are now validated and will be delivering the next round of trainings from November to 150 school leaders associated with the Connecting Classrooms programme.

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