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Fostering a Positive School Culture in the New Normal

A Handbook for Educators

As part of our second practice-focused Making HEADway series Positive School Culture in the New Normal, The HEAD Foundation is proud to announce the release of this handbook for educators and school leaders.

A year has passed since COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, with countries and their school systems spending most of the year in lockdown. Beyond responding to the immediate needs of our learners, educators need to create future-proof schools and future-ready learners. An existing positive school culture can act as a school’s safety net, protecting the school against any unexpected shocks like the pandemic.

This handbook brings together ideas discussed during the webinar series that we hope will be a resource and inspiration to school leaders working to create their desired school culture and build back better. The handbook focuses on:

  • Understanding School Culture
  • Defining Guiding Principles
  • Building Your Community
  • Forging Strong School Relationships
  • Shaping a Caring School
  • Moulding Holistic Learners
  • Nurturing Lifelong Learners in Our Teachers

This handbook is also available in Bahasa Indonesia.

Mr Ho Swee Huat

Mr Ho Swee Huat is the Founder and Managing Director of Abacus Assets Advisors Pte Ltd. Before starting the company, he had an established career in the banking industry, with 20 years of experience in Singapore, Hong Kong and New York.

He was an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of CapitaCommercial Trust Management LTD from 2004 to 2013.

He is the current Chairman of Autism Association (Singapore) which he co-founded with a group of parents in 1992. He is also Vice-Chairman of Eden School, a special school for children with autism.

Mr Ho holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Liberal Arts degree in Economics from Hamilton College, USA.

He has been a member of the Board of the Foundation since its incorporation.