Sustainable Wide-Scale Social Change for Kids of No Fee Schools, through the development of School Senior Management Teams
Aimed at No Fee School SMT
The Paladin Programme has the SMTs of the ECD, Primary and Secondary Schools all on the same programme, so that they can be treated as one trajectory. There are 18 000 No Fee Schools in South Africa, and through the accredited programme SMTs learn to lead their schools as social entrepreneurs. The curriculum is aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Department of Education's Policy of Principalship. Success of the programme is measured by academic achievement levels, tertiary education admittance and youth employment rates. In the pilot, principals saw up to a 15% increase in Matric results, R1.6 million generated for the introduction of smart boards, laptops and infrastructure development. Ongoing support is provided through the Community of Practice and Sakhiswe.