IIE Whole School Management

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Education managers are often faced with the challenge of having to respond effectively to regulatory requirements that govern both the management of schools as well as the teaching and learning processes. Individuals therefore need to equip themselves with the necessary skills and knowledge to respond to such complexities effectively. This programme equips individuals with Whole School Management principles in order for education managers to achieve excellence in school operations.



HODs and/or School Principals looking to complete a quality professional development learning programme to enhance their management skills.



Lectures are conducted once a week in the evening or on a Saturday morning over 12 weeks.


Programmes Material

The SLP fee includes all programme material, which becomes the property of the student. This material constitutes a valuable source of ongoing reference.


Programme Evaluation

Students will be required to complete an assignment as a final assessment.



This programme consists of five individual modules, each of which are described below:

Whole School Management

  • Factors influencing the organisational climate within an educational institution.
  • The influence of socio economic and political factors on the development of excellence within the school system. 
  • Department of Education National policy on Whole School Management. 
  • Communicate and implement strategies that addresses the current management issues within the South African school context. 
  • Assess and interpret the performance of staff members and the subsequent development of strategies that will aid the professional development of educators. 
  • The schools’s accountability to the community.



The IIE has been internationally recognised and accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC). The BAC has been responsible for setting standards within the independent further and higher education sector for 25 years. Their accreditation is held by hundreds of college in the UK and overseas. They provide the leading mark of educational quality for the sector, which is used by students, parents, agencies and beyond as a guarantee of standards. For more information please visit http://www.the-bac.org


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Students should meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum of four years teaching experience.
  • Preferably be in a management position within a teaching environment.
  • Be proficient in English.
  • Preferably have three to four years work experience.
  • Must be able to engage in self-directed study.


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Whole School Management is a SLP that is certified by The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). Varsity College is an educational brand of The IIE. Students enrolled for this short learning programme can apply, on successful completion, to be exempt based on recognition of prior learning from the equivalent module on The IIE Education Management Development Programme. All short learning programmes (SLPs) available through Varsity College’s The Business School have been specifically designed for working adults. These SLPs differ from The IIE’s full qualifications available through Varsity College which are registered on the National Qualifications Framework. Before registration students must ensure that the programme selected best suits their individual learning and workplace objectives.


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