Tecaher standing at the front on a classroom with students facing the teacher with their hands raised

Photo: Hendri Lombard

Rwanda Education Board has a strong vision to ensure that every school in Rwanda has a high quality school leader in place, so that every student has the opportunity to benefit from the best possible education. To support this goal, we’ve worked in partnership with Rwanda Education Board (REB) and the Flemish Association for Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance (VVOB) to develop Rwanda’s first National School Leadership Standards, by providing expert consultancy and facilitation services bringing together key stakeholders in the process.

The School Leadership Standards are now able to provide a framework to support professional development and certification (both within pre-service and in-service training), recruitment practices, monitoring, evaluation and performance management, and reflection and self-evaluation. The standards reflect the importance and centrality of student learning and well-being.

We’ve also worked with the UK’s National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) to provide coaching sessions for 18 of Rwanda’s school leaders, and to facilitate an exploration of what the new standards are and how they can be put into practice, bringing together head teachers, policy makers, partner organisations and local education authorities. We will continue to work with NAHT to create links between UK and Rwandan school leaders and to share best practice.

If you would like more information about the School Leadership Standards email us on informationrwanda@britishcouncil.org.