Creation of a brand new schooling reform unit
THE Ministry of Schooling, Technological and Vocational Coaching has established a brand new Schooling Reform Unit, to be headed by Dr Idamay Denny, who will assume the publish of Director of Schooling Reform, efficient April 26, 2021.
The transformation of Barbados’ schooling system has been recognized as one of many priorities of the present administration of presidency, as outlined in its 2018 Manifesto. On the coronary heart of the transformation that’s wanted to equip residents for the long run, will reform the nationwide curriculum to make it related to new technological and international tendencies, in addition to to the nation’s improvement and transformation wants.
To ensure that the ministry to undertake the specified transformation and improvements in schooling, the suitable technique and experience should be carried out to institute the reforms needed to attain the nationwide objectives of the nation’s future improvement and prosperity. The spine of this initiative is due to this fact the necessity to create a brand new management place with the required technical experience to guide the strategic transformation of the schooling system over the following decade. The Schooling Reform Unit will due to this fact be a part of a brand new construction linked to the venture that may facilitate the formulation, implementation, monitoring and analysis of reform initiatives that may goal to remodel the schooling sector. .
Dr Idamay Denny, who will assume the publish of Director of Schooling Reform efficient April 26, 2021, has labored in schooling for 46 years. She started her instructing profession on January 15, 1974 on the All Saints ‘Ladies’ Faculty in St. Peter. Over the following 16 years, she additionally served in Deacons Main, Pine Main and Ellerton Main colleges. On October 1, 1990, Ms. Denny was assigned to the Division of Schooling, the place she held varied roles for the following 20 years, together with Peripatetic Studying Specialist, Schooling Officer Accountable for Language Arts, Senior Language Arts Officer, schooling and for the previous 10 years. years of her tenure as Deputy Director of Schooling. In December 2009, Ms. Denny resigned her publish to hitch the Caribbean Improvement Financial institution, the place she served for the following 10 years as Schooling Specialist and Portfolio Supervisor accountable for Schooling, a place during which she retired in December 2019.
Dr Denny holds a Instructing Certificates of Distinction from the Erdiston Academics’ Coaching Faculty, from which she graduated in 1978 as Scholar of the 12 months. In 1985, she graduated from the Cave Hill Campus of the College of the West Indies with a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) in Literature and Linguistics with Schooling. She returned to UWI in 1991, graduating in 1992 with the Certificates in Instructional Administration and Administration, incomes Distinction and graduating as Excellent Scholar.
Throughout her time at UWI, Dr Denny obtained a scholarship from the Group of American States to attend Howard College in Washington, D.C. She obtained her Masters of Schooling diploma in 1987 from Howard in Instructing of the studying, attaining an ideal grade level common of 4.0. . In assist of her excellent efficiency, she obtained an assistant place, an award for tutorial excellence and was named in Who’s Who Amongst Worldwide College students in American Universities and Faculties.
In 2006 Dr Denny obtained the Superior Graduate Certificates in Instructional Management and in July 2008 she efficiently defended her dissertation and obtained the Physician of Schooling diploma in Instructional Management, each at Cambridge Faculty, Boston. , Massachusetts. Dr Denny additionally subsequently graduated in Change Administration from Cornell College in 2013. Throughout the interval 1989-2000, Dr Denny was a part-time lecturer within the Division of Language, Linguistics and Literature from the College of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus which teaches primary language programs to first yr college students. She has additionally supplied in depth coaching to lecturers and principals in varied fields of schooling throughout her profession.
Dr Denny has additionally served within the discipline of schooling on the native degree as a member of a number of boards. She has served on the boards of the Springer Memorial, St. Michael’s, Christ Church Basis and Lester Vaughan Excessive Faculties. She is at the moment vice-president of Barbados Group Faculty. Its service to schooling on the political degree has additionally prolonged to the regional and worldwide ranges. She has represented Barbados and the Jap Caribbean on the CENPES Fee on Schooling and the Inter-American Fee, each throughout the Group of American States. She has additionally served as a regional consultant on the Commonwealth Activity Power on Instructor Recruitment led by the Commonwealth Secretariat, served on the steering and advisory committees for the institution of a Digital College for Small Commonwealth States, led by the Commonwealth of Studying and likewise represented Barbados on the Schooling Community and Regional Dialogue of the Inter-American Improvement Financial institution. Over the course of her lengthy profession and expertise, Dr. Denny has additionally labored extensively with CXC as an area registrar, chair of the CXC nationwide committee and member of the college examinations committee. She was additionally the founding president of the Barbados Studying Affiliation.
On the Caribbean Improvement Financial institution, Mr. Denny represented the Financial institution on the Canada / CARICOM Steering Committee on Schooling for Employment; CARICOM Council of Ministers for Human and Social Improvement (COHSOD); CARICOM Early Childhood Improvement Working Group; and the College of Guyana Transformation Working Group.
Dr Denny, as Director of the Schooling Reform Unit within the Ministry of Schooling, Technological and Vocational Coaching, will lead the implementation of a complete reform program that features the ‘improvement of packages and packages that may improve financial diversification, technological enchancment, together with a framework for e-education; improved pupil efficiency; bettering the standard of schooling; strengthening of faculty management and the system; modernization of the tutorial regulatory framework and quite a few different important points.