Day 2 An effective School

Pillar II

An Effective School

It is a school that provides quality education which is relevant to learners’ needs and for the life and livelihood knowledge and skills. It is well resourced and requires a range of enabling, such as well trained, skilled, and motivated staff supported by good conditions of service, motivated and inquisitive learners. An effective school has academic programmes that provide learners the opportunity to master high academic standards and develop skills for sustainable livelihoods.

Characteristics of an Effective School:

  1. ​Strong and sustained financial investment to support the education and related services.

  2. Provides quality learning where learners receive an academically effective education which is relevant to their needs and which utilises appropriate interactive educational methods (active participation by learners, achieving high pass rates)

  3. Quality teachers of high moral standing who have opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skill (levels of qualifications, teacher/learner ratio)

  4. School management structure guided by clear goals and objectives.

UNICEF CFS Life Skills Limitations

Table 1: Examples of the limitation of single-factor interventions