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TKGS Leadership Framework

To achieve the school’s mission, the TKGS leadership framework focuses on developing the TKGian learners to be ‘Leaders of Character’ in the five domains (physical, social, moral, leadership, morale) through the strategic objectives IP 1.1 – 1.4. The TKGS Leadership Framework is underpinned by the ACS (Assessment, Challenge, Support) leadership model as the approach which encourages proactive school support and student ownership for their leadership development. 

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Figure 1: TKGS LEADERSHIP Framework


Assessment

To ensure that the school’s co-curriculum is student-centric, the school assesses student needs, interests and talents through external and internal scans. 

Challenge

Challenge component ensures that the school provides opportunities for students to meet their own needs and cater to their own interests and talents in the different components of the co-curriculum. Such opportunities include platforms for them to establish themselves and challenge their own limits.

Support

Support ensures that the school puts in place supporting programmes and resources for the co-curriculum. The TKGS leadership checklist serves as both the assessment and developmental tool to support all TKGian learners in developing the leadership competencies in the five domains to achieve the desired outcomes of TKGian Education (Leaders of Character). 

The Framework in Context

Globalised world:

With the rise of new economic powerhouses (Brazil, Russia, India, China) and emerging markets (Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Guangzhou), there is a fierce competition for talents, particularly in fast growing economies. To ensure that TKGians emerge as leaders in this highly globalised environments, they must seek to equip themselves with 21st century skills (Civic Literacy, Global Awareness and Cross-Cultural Skills; Critical and Inventive Thinking; and Information and Communication skills) as highlighted in the leadership competencies in the leadership checklist.  In order to navigate between Western and Eastern thoughts and understand the geo-political relations, TKGian leaders should continue to broaden their global perspectives and leverage on the bilingual advantage that they have over their peers in other countries. 

Rich TKGian Heritage:

Leveraging its 60 years of history and heritage, the leadership framework aims to develop the TKGian learners to be leaders who are anchored by a deep sense of pride and belonging to the school, and can continue to contribute to the distinctive brand of TKGian education by being good ambassadors of the school and leaving a legacy with their achievements.  

Singapore, a Cosmopolitan State:

TKGian leaders should seek to develop an understanding of how Singapore has arrived at where it is today, the constraints and vulnerabilities Singapore faces, and the challenges of the future. All TKGian leaders are committed to shaping the future of Singapore in the years to come. Singapore is a cosmopolitan state where different cultures, ethnic groups and religious groups blend harmoniously. To preserve social harmony, all TKGian leaders should be gracious citizens who show cultural sensitivity when working with people from different socio-cultural backgrounds within Singapore.

Local and international community in need:

In order to develop every TKGian to be a leader, leadership in TKGS is redefined through service, regardless of rank, position or title.  TKGian leaders should seek to serve in humility in the local and international community through our Values-in-action programme.