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SBM reboot: SDO San Juan City gives rise to Seal of Effective School Governance (SESG)

As part of the mandate of the DepEd – Schools Division Office of San Juan City in ensuring delivery of quality basic education, the Division initiated a reboot of School-Based Management (SBM) through the conceptualization of the Seal of Effective School Governance (SESG). The initiative serves as a proactive response to SDO San Juan strategic goals, objectives, and options in building capacities and ensuring accountabilities, conferment of a Seal shall be awarded to Elementary and Secondary Schools which adhere to Effective Quality First Doctrine, based on identified components of school-based management and its corresponding indicators covered in the framework, evaluation models, and other relevant metrics criteria, explained by SDS Alejandro Ibanez, CESO VI. Hence a series of activities are being spearheaded by the SDO through the School Governance and Operations Division (SGOD) to detail procedures and processes of the Seal of Effective School Governance, which started with the conceptualization of the Seal of Effective School Governance Framework that took note of the uniqueness of the SDO held in June.

To substantiate the frame, a writeshop cum validation of SDO- SESG Frame rubrics of standards and indicators was held on July 16-17, 2019 at Linden Suites participated by the school heads of the different schools and their respective SBM coordinators. The objectives of the writeshop include drafting of SESG Standards and Indicators Rubrics based on the Division of San Juan City SESG Frame and to finalize next steps on re-operationalizing SESG vis-à-vis the implementation of the Quality Management System (QMS).

A next step is the drafting of the Manual on the Conferment of the Seal of Effective School Governance, which will undergo a series of validation with the Division and experts, field-testing with select schools then roll-out. Awarding of the Seal is expected to be held in December of this year.

Article written by:

Ana Marie O. Hernandez (Project Development Officer III - SGOD)

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