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Cluster School in Malaysia

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CLUSTER SCHOOL IN MALAYSIA

CLUSTER SCHOOLS

Background The establishment of cluster schools is contained in Chapter 9 of the Education Development Master Plan (PIPP), which was launched on January 16, 2006. Cluster School is based on the PIPP approach to develop the full potential of the cluster schools of excellence in the mechanism described in the Strategic Thrust 6, Accelerating Excellence Institution. Literature review shows that the practice of clustering of schools carried out to improve the quality of education. Groupings are done on the basis of locality or excellence.

Definition Cluster School is a brand name given to the schools identified in the cluster of outstanding aspects of school management and student excel.The creation of the cluster aims to boost excellence in schools in the school education system of Malaysia and develop exemplary school by the school in the same cluster and other schools outside the cluster.

Goal Cluster School was created to boost school performance in the Malaysian education system

• Cluster School Management • Cluster school leaders are: • Principal (DG52/DGA 36) • The selected leaders meet outstanding leaders • Occupation: school-based post • Cluster school teachers are: • Meets criteria Excellent Teachers • The performance will determine whether they remain teaching at the School Cluster • Those who are experts in niche areas of school curriculum in a contract or part-time • Class: teacher ratio is 1:2

• Method of selecting school cluster: • Cluster SBP, SMT and SMKA remain as existing practices • other cluster, the principal / head teacher is empowered to take a small amount of new students to the field of school kebitaraan • School screening test

• The selection of these schools should meet the following Terms and Conditions: • First Prerequisites - Strengthening the School Standards • Schools must achieve a minimum standard of Excellence on Education Quality Standards (SKPM) • Second Prerequisites • Excellence Curriculum (Primary School) • Average Grade School (GPS) for public examination PMR and SPM 3 consecutive years: - SBP: GPS 2.5 and below - SMKA: GPS 3.0 and below - SMT: GPS 4.0 and below - Cm Daily: gps 4.0 and below

• School autonomy: • Type of autonomy granted to the following schools: • • General (for all schools) • Special (in accordance with the needs of schools based on school type, education and niche areas • Autonomy given is guided autonomy need to: • • Compliance with the following standards: • i) Education Act 1996 ii) National Education System iii) the Financial Procedure Act 1957, Treasury Circulars and Guidelines and release letters iv) SKPM

• Autonomy Field List • ii) Management School ii) Human Resource Management iii) Management of Financial Resources and Physical Resources iv) Curriculum Management v) Co-Curriculum Management

HIGH PERFORMING SCHOOLS

WIDENING ACCESS TO QUALITY AND AFFORDABLE EDUCATION – NKRA3

•QUALITY – TO BE RECOGNISED IN THE GLOBAL ARENA •AFFORDABLE – GOVERNMENT & GOVERNMENT- AIDED SCHOOLS

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MIGRATING THROUGH STANDARDS OF ACHIEVEMENT AND PERFORMANCE HPS is defined as schools with ethos, character and a unique identity which enable the schools to excel in all aspects of education. These schools have strong and excellent work cultures and dynamic national human capital for holistic and continuous development in addition to being able to compete in the international arena, hence becoming the school of choice. •Upward trend academic achievement (take-off value: min. 80% in the public examinations) ; • Malaysian Standard Quality of Education (min. 90% achievement in all dimensions); • Recipient of national and international awards; • Develop leaders with towering personalities; • Benchmark and reference point for both local and international schools; • Smart Partnership with the community • Network with both local and international schools • Linkages with local and international institutions of higher learning.

HIGH PERFORMING SCHOOLS

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MIGRATING TO

(D) 50%

HPS :

(C) 60%

CLUSTER RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS ASC PREMIER SMART SCHOOLS DAY SCHOOLS TRUST SCHOOLS

(B) 70%

(A) 80%

100 HPS (A+) 90%

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PERCENTAGE

LEVEL

90 – 100 %

5 – STAR

HPS/ TRUST SCHOOL

4 – STAR

CLUSTER/ SBP/ PREMIER/ SMART SCHOOL/ TECHNICAL/ RELIGIOUS/ DAY SCHOOL/ TRUST SCHOOL

3 - STAR

SBP/ PREMIER/ SMART SCHOOL/ TECHNICAL/ RELIGIOUS/ DAY SCHOOL/ FELDA/ TRUST SCHOOL

2 - STAR

PREMIER/ SMART SCHOOL/ TECHNICAL/ RELIGIOUS/ DAY SCHOOL/ FELDA/ SPECIAL EDUCATION/ TRUST SCHOOL

1 - STAR

RELIGIOUS/ DAY SCHOOL/ FELDA/ SPECIAL EDUCATION/ SKM/ ASLI/ FELDA/ TRUST SCHOOL

80 – 89 %

70 – 79 %

60 - 69 %

50 – 59 %

SOP/BPSBPSK/12809/SBT

CATEGORY

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SCHOOL QUALITY PYRAMID (ASPIRED) HPS

90 %

TRUST SCHOOL(TS)

CLUSTER/ SBP/ PREMIER/ SMART SCHOOL/ TECHNICAL/ RELIGIOUS/ DAY SCHOOL /TRUST SCHOOL(TS)

SBP/ PREMIER/ SMART SCHOOL/ TECHNICAL/ RELIGIOUS/ DAY SCHOOL

80 %

70 %

/TRUST SCHOOL (TS) PREMIER/ TECHNICAL/ RELIGIOUS/ DAY SCHOOL/ SPECIAL EDUCATION/ FELDA /TS RELIGIOUS/ DAY SCHOOL/ SPECIAL EDUCATION/ FELDA/ SKM/ ASLI SOP/BPSBPSK/12809/SBT

/TS

60 %

50 % 14

PRIORITISED BIG WINS FOR HIGH PERFORMING SCHOOLS

HIGH

4

9 8

6

3 2 1

5

1.

Announce High-Performing Schools (HPS) at the end of December every year.

2.

Performance based incentives for HPS head teachers and teachers.

3.

Advocate fast-tracking to gifted students.

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Impact

LOW

4.

10% of the students from HPS will be accepted into the most competitive universities.

5.

All HPS will implement school-based management (Finance, curriculum and teacher selection ).

6.

50% of the HPS will conduct external examinations eg. (New South Wales Examination Certificates) and the results will be published.

7.

100% of the HPS will be evaluated by an independent body and the results will be published (academic).

8.

100% of the HPS will be audited by independent body and the results will be published. (Qualified Auditors).

9.

50% of HPS teaching staff will comprise excellent 15 teachers.

HIGH

LOW Ease of implementation Prioritised Big Wins Selected Big Wins

Obtaining HPS status will only be achievable to schools meeting the stringent requirements Objectives

Examples



Ensure that academic achievement meets the level of the best schools in Malaysia



All HPS should fall within the top 80% of national examination averages for schools



Ensure that non-academic achievement, and school environment is taken into consideration



SKPM of 90% and above a prerequisite



Ensure continuous production of future towering personalities as in the past.



Prime Minister, top-notch academicians and professionals



Ensure that school is continuously benchmarked locally and internationally.



Visits by Ministers, academicians and professionals from within in and outside the countries.



Ensure extensive networking with local and international institutions of learning.



Exchange of best practices, staff and students exchange programme , virtual linkages.



Ensure continued working relationship with institutions of higher learning that benefit both parties.



Credit transfer and joint action research, sharing of facilities and amenities.

Excellent academic achievement

High quality of school

Towering Personalities

Internationally benchmarked

Network with other schools

Linkages with institutions of higher learning

HPS schools will obtain the following privileges, rewards and operating modes Description Example ▪ Increased autonomy in decision-making, Autonomy

Financial rewards/ allocation

Training and capability building

Fast tracking of students

school operations, and selecting/ hiring teachers

▪ Rewards / allocation for schools, school leaders, and teachers

▪ Teach any syllabus, flexi -time table and school based assessment ▪ Use multiple modes of instruction-IT based ▪ Financial management

▪ RM 700,000 per school ▪ RM 1,000 per Principals/teachers for Secondary schools ▪ RM 700 per Headmasters/teachers for Primary schools

▪ Allow greater range of options for human capital development

▪ Allow greater range of options for human capital development

▪ Sabbatical for Head teachers after 2 years ▪ Tailor programme according to need analysis study

▪ Compressed Syllabus (for eg. For Primary level- 50% Yr2 done in Yr1 and another 50% done in Yr 3.

Process of obtaining HPS status

Categorization of schools

Excellent schools apply for status

First stage screening (GPS+SKPM (verified)

1. Linkages 2. Networking 3.Towering personality 4. Benchmarking 5. Awards

Second stage screening (Additional Annexes)

Basic requirements

- 70% GPS - 30% SKPM

Annual review

Announce New HPS annually

We have conducted focus groups with relevant stakeholders, who are supportive of the HPS concept Principals/ Headmaster

Unions

‘….we’re excited on the prospects of receiving full autonomy, with continuous professional development….’ ‘….we believe these mechanism will enhance our career progression opportunities and ensure accountability…..’

‘….this (autonomy) has been something that we have been pushing for many years, good to hear that the Government is wishing the same now…..” ‘….teacher contribution must be recognized and rewarded accordingly….in addition to their welfare….’

Subject Matter Experts

‘….Malaysia’s education system, even though has produced good human capital thus far, could do a lot more to increase student attainment and relevant skills in preparation for a dynamic and changing world….” ‘….school autonomy is the way to go……as evidenced by top performing schools around the world…..’

Public

‘….we hope this time the Goverment is serious in doing good to the education system (in view of how other countries are adapting education to the needs of the economy and future challenges), and recognize that much could be done to improve curriculum and teacher quality…..”

‘…this should not be another political experiment…..education must transcend beyond politics…our children are the most precious and important capital and cannot be tempered with……..

CHALLENGES

SOLUTIONS 1. Financial allocation parental involvement, smart partnership, sponsorship for students;

1. Finance;

2. Lack of trained officials for monitoring and evaluating HPS; 3. The Education Circulars (Rules & Regulations);

2. Decentralizing and expanding Federal Inspectorates (Nazir), Create New Sector, Provide Schools with relevant information;

4. Rigid Bureaucracy;

3. Review and amend Education Circulars (Rules & Regulations);

5. Attitude, Management skills and Leadership qualities .

4. Concept Paper to reduce bureaucracy; 5. Provide relevant leadership and management training.

HIGH PERFORMING SCHOOLS

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2009 HPS ACTION PLAN GANTT CHART (Tentative) DETAILS

BUDGET (RM)

Preparation of HPS : -Concept Paper -Selection Criteria Instrument, -Interview Protocol HPS Cohort 1 (C1)Selection Meetings Coordination Meetings

JULY

AUG

SEPT

OCT

NOV

DEC

27 July to 11 September

HPS Concept Paper Briefing To : Selected HPS Head teachers , MOE, state Education Officers

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40,000.00

HPS C1 Head teachers Interview

5-8

Leadership training

12-16

222,000.00 Meetings and Workshops to prepare: -Leadership Training Module -HPS Handouts and brochures -Head teachers KPI -Instrument for Evaluating School-based Management -Concept papers for: i.Schoolbased Management, ii.Fast Track for gifted students, iii.students to fast track according to interests and iv.Credit Transfer from school to university HPS Press conference HPS Launching Ceremony

685,600.00 14 Sept-31 Dec

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479,800.00

Meet The Clients Day

50,000.00 TOTAL

30 Oct-1Nov

1,477,400.00

HIGH PERFORMING SCHOOLS

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2010 HPS ACTION PLAN GANTT CHART (Tentative) DETAILS HPS New Sector Salary Asset (Schools & Sector)

BUDGET (RM)

5,390,364.00

JAN

65,000.00 18-20

Training: HPS Finance and Accounts Management Course for support staff

236,000.00 25-28

111,800.00

Training: HPS C1 teachers 600,000.00

Coordination Meetings between HPS C1 and Sector HPS C2 Selection Meeting HPS C2 Selection Interview for Head teachers Monitoring & Evaluation: -Preparing HPS C1 Evaluation Reports -HPS C1 Evaluation Reports Meeting

30,600.00

MAC

APR

MAY

16-18

5-7

3-5

JUN

AUG

SEPT

OCT

NOV

DEC

Jan. -Feb.

5

5

6 27-30

156,279.00

4-8

5,390,364.00

65,000.00

JULY

1

School-based Management Briefing to Head teachers, MOE, State Education Departments

Meeting for Preparing: -HPS Benchmarking Checklist -HPS teacher training module

FEB

1st Evaluati on

HIGH PERFORMING SCHOOLS

2nd Evaluati on

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2010 HPS ACTION PLAN GANTT CHART (Tentative) DETAILS

HPS Conference Announcing: HPS C1 ranking HPS C2 Selection list

Special allocation & Bonus Meet The Clients Day (Road Show) HPS Concept paper and School-based Management Briefing to HPS C2 Head teachers HPS C2 Leadership Training Training: HPS C2 teachers

TOTAL

BUDGET (RM)

JAN

FEB

MAC

APR

MAY

JUN

JULY

AUG

SEPT

OCT

NOV

DEC

409,600.00 1-3

15,050,867.00

25

25,000.00

26-28

40,000.00

6-9

250,000.00

13-17

699,000.00

13-17

24,561,910

HIGH PERFORMING SCHOOLS

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2010 HPS BUDGET Training RM2,052,000

Special Allocations: •Human Capital Dev.Programmes •International Prog. •Maintenance •Training& Coaching •Asset and Inventory •RM 14,000,000

Asset RM4,236,500

2010 HPS BUDGET RM24,561,910

Bonus RM 1,050,867 HIGH PERFORMING SCHOOLS

Salary & Allowance RM1,153,864

Meeting / Briefing / Launching Ceremony RM 1,947,020

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HIGH PERFORMANCE SCHOOL 1st COHORT

HIGH PERFORMING SCHOOLS

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• Senarai Sekolah Berprestasi Tinggi ( Secondary School) • • • • • • • • • •

SMK (P) Sri Aman, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Sekolah Tun Fatimah, Johor Bahru, Johor Sekolah Dato’ Abdul Razak, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan Kolej Melayu Kuala Kangsar, Perak Sekolah Seri Puteri, Cyberjaya, Selangor SMK Aminuddin Baki, Kuala Lumpur Sekolah Menengah Sultan Abdul Halim, Jitra, Kedah Kolej Tunku Kurshiah, Seremban, Negeri Sembilan Kolej Islam Sultan Alam Shah, Klang SMK Sultanah Asma, Alor Setar, Kedah

HIGH PERFORMING SCHOOLS

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• Senarai Sekolah Berprestasi Tinggi ( Primary School) • • • • • • • • • •

SK Seri Bintang Utara, Kuala Lumpur SK Zainab (2), Kota Bharu, Kelantan SK Taman Tun Dr. Ismail 1, Kuala Lumpur SK Convent Kota, Taiping, Perak SK Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur SK Bandar Baru Uda 2, Johor Bahru, Johor SK Ulu Lubai, Sarawak SK Convent Muar, Johor SK Seri Biram, Pahang SK Sultan Ahmad Tajuddin, Kedah

HIGH PERFORMING SCHOOLS

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THANK YOU

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