In a bid to improve the learning outcomes of students and boost the administrative system in government schools, the School Education Department will soon start a School Leadership Development Programme (SLDP).

According to a spokesman of the state education department, this initiative will be launched in association with Kaivalya Educational Foundation (KEF) and would be implemented for a period of five years from August 2016 to July 2021.

Under this programme, District Education Officer, District Elementary Education Officer, Block Resource Coordinators, principals, teachers would be given leadership training, the spokesman said.

He said that the School Shiksha Pariyojna Parishad has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with for implementing in the state.

The programme would focus on the development of leadership capabilities of principals and skills of teachers to transform their schools into model schools and create environment for improving learning outcome of students.

In the first phase, 100 government schools of district would be covered under this programme.

In order to measure the impact of the programme, a third party would conduct a base line and end line assessment of the students of the government schools in the state, he added.