School principal support
Symphonia for South Africa offers the Partners for Possibility (PfP) Program: This is a leadership development and principal support process that:(1) Equips principals with the skills and knowledge to lead change and mobilise the communities around their schools. (2) Provides practical hands-on support to principals as they embark on a changejourney at their schools.(3) Shares what works and engages leaders to replicate proven interventions thatleverage all resources.The PfP programme is based on the recognition that the school is the key unit of change in the education system and on the knowledge that a ship cannot sail without a skilled captain and a strong crew. We establish partnerships between principals from under-resourced schools and business leaders. They become partners for possibility for a period of one year during which they complete a tailored leadership development program together and receive professional coaching by an experienced LearningProcess Facilitator. Participants are also grouped into a Leadership Circle that acts as a solutions incubator. PfP participants custom design a school improvement plan together that addresses the school’s specific challenges and engage their respective communities to become actively involved in the execution of this plan. The PfP solution is both an accredited leadership development programme as well as a powerful principal support process.In addition to working with the principal, the PfP project establishes a cohesive and well-functioning management team, engages teachers and parents and supports community partnership that benefits learners. The PfP program creates a strong foundation which enables other education interventions to thrive.