School development is the basis for education development. Hence, the School Development Model has been developed based on scientific foundations and starting points. It has utilized the best local and international educational practices in the field of school development. The model has been adopted after conducting thorough and intensive studies on the reality of school environments and educational systems along with analytical research on a number of international quality experiences. Such steps have been taken to meet the educational needs and achieve exceptional results that are embodied in learners who exemplify future citizens.
This model includes a set of frameworks, guides and tools developed by experts to achieve the purpose of its implementation, which is transforming schools described as development units, into learning organizations that seek to improve the quality of teaching and learning and achieve higher levels of student performance in addition to conducting holistic and gradual development through systematic development. It also aims to develop the internal efficiency of schools, the capacity of school leaders and teachers as well as the overall capacity through Professional Learning Communities so that schools can improve their own performance. Development is achieved through the optimal utilization of human and physical resources and the promotion of educational awareness among staff in line with the latest developments in educational sciences.
The Goal of the School Development Model
The model aims to enable schools to become learning organizations and to implement decentralized self-management systems and guide, review and evaluate their own development. Furthermore, the model aims to enable schools to build their own developmental plans to improve students‘ performance and produce knowledge in a safe, supportive and attractive environment that meets learners‘ needs and interests.
- To develop schools that are able to become learning organizations that assume the responsibility of their own self-development.
- To increase the financial, administrative and organizational autonomy that promotes the responsibility of transforming the school into a learning organization.
- To move from a centralized to a balanced decentralized organization through transforming and promoting authorities and activating and supporting accountability, in addition to using performance indicators to measure progress and its impact.
- To activate the concept that states that schools should be held accountable rather than the individuals who are working at schools and shifting the focus from discussing faults to addressing innovative solutions and positive aspects.