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Advisory Board

In an effort to enlist the support and technical guidance of local educational experts, the College sought to identify professionals whose knowledge and competences of educational planning, policy and practice were sufficiently established. Additionally, committee members have proven experience in managing institutional development and organizational change processes related to educational administration. The said committee makes recommendations regarding NCEL’s performance management framework.

Duties and responsibilities of the Steering Committee

The key duties of the said committee working directly with NCEL’s management advising on:

  1. An operational framework within which NCEL will function consistent with internationally acceptable standards as well as with the policy direction of the MOE;
  2. The development and implementation of NCEL’s corporate systems, strategic and operational plans;
  3. The design of NCEL’s programmes so as to ensure they satisfy market needs and emergent priorities;
  4. To undertake any such matter that may redound to the benefit of the College.

 

Members of the Steering Committee

Dr. Marcia Stewart – Chair / Manager, Joint Board of Teacher Education
Ms. Maureen Dwyer – Chief Inspector, National Education Inspectorate
Dr. Margaret Bailey – Principal, Rollington Town Primary
Dr. Grace Mclean – Chief Education Officer, Ministry of Education
Dr. Winsome Gordon – Chief Executive Officer, Jamaica Teaching Council
Ms. Jean Hastings – Director, Education System Transformation Project
Mr. Byron Farquharson – Secretary General, Jamaica Teachers’ Association
Mrs. Pauleen Reid – Representative, Association of Principals & Vice Principals
Mrs. Sharon Reid – Representative, Jamaica Association of Principals of Secondary Schools
Ms. Haydee Gordon – Legal Consultant, Ministry of Education
Dr. Maurice D. Smith – Principal Director, National College for Educational Leadership
Mrs. Maxine Henry-Wilson – Deputy Chair / Commissioner, Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission
Ms. Merris Murray – Executive Director, National Council on Education
Pastor Wesley Boynes – President, Jamaica Independent Schools’ Association

Governance, Organizational Framework Sub-Committee

The aforementioned Sub-Committee is a subsidiary body created by the Steering Committee that gives oversight on the following:

  1. Recommend to the Steering Committee the contextual, legal and regulatory  framework within which NCEL will function consistent with internationally acceptable standards as well as with the policy direction of the MOE;
  2. Recommend an appropriate governance arrangement to support the effective administration of the organization.
  3. Recommend a suitable organizational design or architecture in which the work of the organization can be effectively administered.
  4. Identify key strategic partners and outline the requisite organizational relationship which should be forged between NCEL and each partner with a view to advancing the mandate of the organization.
  5. Undertake any such matter that may redound to the benefit of the College.

 

Programme Development & Quality Assurance Committee

The aforementioned Sub-Committee is a subsidiary body created by the Steering Committee that gives recommendations on the following:

  • Type and level of awards to be delivered by the College
  • Standards and procedures for developing programmes by or on behalf of NCEL

  • Procedures and criteria for :

    • determining training needs for the sector

    • identifying persons who will be eligible to participate in programmes

  • Standards/requirements for admission into NCEL programmes

  • Relationship with entities such as JTC, NCE, J-TEC, NEI and the MOE

  • Guidelines  for relationship with other training institutions to include:

    • Procedures for NCEL’s contracting institutions to deliver programmes on its behalf, and Mechanism/procedures for the evaluation of programmes which Institutions may wish to have approved as meeting NCEL training needs and standards

  • Mechanism to quality assure programmes and relationship with UCJ

  • Process for managing NCEL programme repertoire

  • Any other related issues emerging from the work of the other sub- committees.

International Relations, Business Planning, Marketing & Stakeholder Communications Sub-Committee

The aforementioned Sub-Committee is a subsidiary body created by the Steering Committee that gives oversight on the following:

  1.     initiatives to increase an awareness of the College;
  2.     strategies to engage stakeholders;
  3.     establishing contact with regional and international partners so as to secure buy in of both local and international clients and stakeholders;
  4.     promoting links between leadership and effective schools; as well as
  5.     Undertake any such matter that may redound to the benefit of the College.