A Journey to Level III: The SBM Validation System of Palusapis Integrated School

by: Jayson V. Sobrevilla, SBM Coordinator

Education is the key to success in life and we as teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of our students. Our ultimate task is to awaken the student’s creative expression and knowledge and to bring out the best from them.

Having 699 learners and 32 teachers challenge us as managers in this institution to apply the superpower we have in terms of school-based management. To assure the effectiveness of the different strategies and innovations, the school needs to come up with a plan. The creation of SBM Team initially gives direction on what to achieve. The school started to create a system that will lead towards the effectiveness and efficiency of the managing and teaching endeavor. School, teachers and community support each other in accomplishing the different principles in School-Based Management. We are unified with one vision, mission and goal enclosed by the school core values.

Creating the SBM Task Force makes our job easier to gather the needed data for each principles. Every last Friday of the month in the SBM Office at the Elementary Department, the SBM Task Force gathered together to talk about school activities for the incoming month at the same time update one another on the different school accomplishments and share the best guides the education system practices conducted and applied by every principle. Having done this, the collection and retrieval of all needed data and other important documents for each principle has been easy and fast.

A network of leadership and governance guides the education system to achieve and improve school performance and students’ achievement. Transformational leadership approach gives the school a chance to utilize the different available resources in the school and community.

Quality Education is the school’s primary objective. Continuous improvements through staff development will provide well trained and fully equipped teachers who will intensify instructional procedure with ICT integration and later will produce a competent individual. However, in order for our learners to do well in the different learning areas, they should be taught how to use technology usefully and efficiently.

The efficiency of the operational system was regularly checked and evaluated. As part of continuous improvement assistance was given to students at risk at any cause. After an evaluation, a shared sense of direction through a visioning process involving all members of the school was crafted. Everyone can align their efforts behind the vision.

A strong management of resources and partnership with the internal and external stakeholders of the school will complete the school-based management system. Quality of school education has a direct impact on students’ learning outcome. Transparency in operations and accountability to the community for their performance and proper use of funds will increase stakeholders’ trust, support and participation. The willingness to help the school comes naturally since they have trust and were ensured that quality of teaching and learning was given to their children.

This is the system which made our Palusapis Integrated School the only secondary school in the whole division with LEVEL III (Advanced) status in the recently held School-Based Management validation last October 15, 2018.