Kaivalya Education Foundation

Kaivalya Education Foundation

Capacity building of administrative officials at district level to hold schools accountable

The Opportunity

Administrative officers such as Cluster Resource Coordinators (CRCs) and Block Resource Coordinators (BRCs) play a critical role in holding schools, principals and teachers accountable to high quality of education delivery. To ensure systemic impact there is a need to increasingly look at this administrative layer that influences schools.

The Model

Kaivalya Education Foundation (KEF) aims to work closely with CRCs at a district level and understand the challenges faced by and potential opportunities to enable these administrative officials in fulfilling their role more effectively.

KEF’s District Transformation Program (DTP) is designed to train, coach and influence the middle management education officers in Surat district  of Gujarat to effectively train school staff and execute administrative duties.

The programme aims to:

  • Conduct need analysis before designing workshops and planning support activities for the CRCs
  • Execute workshops for the district officials
  • Support CRCs in conducting workshops for principals and teachers
  • Provide field support to the CRCs
  • Develop need based tools for teachers to improve learning practices
  • Design coaching frameworks
  • Plan and execute review meetings for CRCS at district and block levels

Potential for Systemic Impact

The DTP aims to create impact across 5 areas – teacher development, child services, middle management, senior management, and technology. This 4 year programme will train middle and senior management of the education department while focusing on enabling teacher development in year 1, ensuring delivery of child services in year 2, and improving technology systems in year 3.

Over the course of the project, KEF aims to impact 1,000 Schools and over 135,000 students of the nine blocks in Surat by 2020 with a staff of 58 professionals.

Simultaneously, KEF will develop and introduce need based tools for teachers to improve the teaching learning practices, as well as for CRCs and principals to better observe and analyse the teachers’ teaching practices.