This core module is about understanding, and managing the requirements of education law, policy, planning, school development and governance, and the changes which schools must implement and manage. This module examines the role of the principal and school management team in managing policy, planning, governance and school development. It considers how values, vision and mission can be developed and communicated within the school as an organisation, and the personal characteristics of the principal in establishing and maintaining these key areas. It foregrounds the knowledge, and the actions which school leaders must take to comply with the legislative and policy requirements, as critical to the functionality of the school through good management and governance.

Department of Education
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Department of Education South Africa