A total of 68 individuals received Literacy and Numeracy Coaching Programme (LNCP) Accreditation certificates in a ceremony yesterday, after completing the LNCP for lead trainers, senior coaches and coaches.
The ceremony was held at Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajah Saleha Girls Arabic Religious Secondary School with Permanent Secretary (Core Education) at the Ministry of Education (MoE) Dr Shamsiah Zuraini Kanchanawati binti Haji Tajuddin attending as the guest of honour.
The recipients comprised three lead trainers, 16 senior coaches from the MoE and two senior coaches from the Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA). Meanwhile, 45 coaches are from MoE and two coaches from the MoRA received their respective certificates and lapel pins.
LNCP Head Fatmah binti Haji Besar said, “The number of lead trainers have increased from five to eight persons, while the number of coaches has increased from 146 to 193. The increase has nearly achieved the MoE aspiration of ensuring every school has a literacy coach and a numeracy coach. This is to support teaching based on Teaching for Mastery (TfM). In addition, these coaches are referral experts to the school in terms of teaching and learning of English literacy as well as Mathematics.”
A lead trainer’s main role is to ensure professional training of coaches can be implemented continuously. A senior coach’s main role is implementing mentoring activities for coaches to increase quality improvement and guidance standards, helping the cluster to coordinate the TfM eight-week PD cycle and provide support to cluster-wide literacy and numeracy improvement. Coaches play a significant role in helping the school improve the level of literacy and numeracy through professional trainings at school.
Since the start of LNCP, there has been an increase of TPA achievement by English language and Mathematics teachers in primary and secondary schools as well as with learning partners, she added.
Virtual and video presentations were delivered by Lead Trainer from BDLTA Dr Awang Haji Ade Shahren bin Haji Suhaili, Senior Coach from Cluster 5 Nur Zurina binti Abdullah Langkan and Coach from PDSM Mentiri Secondary School Nurul Atikah binti Madani on ‘Embedding TfM through Coach Training’, ‘Embedding TfM at Cluster Level’ and ‘Embedding TfM at School Level’.