Leadership Programme for PINTAR School Leaders



School leaders from 25 PINTAR Schools were exposed to key essence of leadership and the role they play in achieving the objectives of an organisation, in reference to their perspective schools.

Forty-nine school leaders, namely principals, headmasters and headmistresses from 25 PINTAR schools, took part in the Leadership Programme for PINTAR School Leaders (LPPSL) Batch 4 Phase 1, held at the Vistana Hotel Kuala Lumpur from 17-19 September.

The objectives of the programme was to identify key critical factors, namely the educational leadership skills, guidance on management skills, effective communication skills and emotional intelligence, as well as problem solving and transformation of management skills, which can help school leaders in leading their respective schools towards effectiveness and excellence.

During the opening, PINTAR Board of Trustee member, Encik Sabri Abdul Rahman, urged the participants to understand the essence of leadership and the role they play in achieving the objectives of an organisation, in reference to their respective schools.

The workshop was facilitated by a team from the Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), which was led by Professor Dr Omar Abdull Kareem, an associate professor with the Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Management and Economics of UPSI.

On the final day of the workshop, PINTAR Foundation General Manager, Puan Norzalina Masom, took the opportunity to reiterate the importance of quality leadership in transforming school performance.

In a special knowledge and experience sharing session, workshop participants had a first-hand look at how SK Seri Saujana headmaster, Encik Mohd Fuad Yusoff, formerly the headmaster of SK Kampung Layau, one of the pilot Trust Schools under the Yayasan AMIR Trust Schools Programme. Encik Fuad shared the knowledge, experiences and skills he gained from being headmaster in the Trust Schools programme for three years. Encik Fuad had adopted the strategic plan of a trust school for SK Seri Saujana in the pursuit of producing more holistic students in a conducive and engaging learning environment. In addition, he shared practical ideas on how PINTAR schools can implement effective projects at minimum cost.