Effective leadership is the foundation for successful learning in schools, with the school principal playing a central role as a change agent. BRIDGE supports and capacitates school principals in their roles as instructional leaders in order to improve school functionality and enable productive teaching and learning.


The School principal has to be empowered not only with managerial skills, but also with leadership skills, to be able to ensure that learners are at school, in class on time and teaching is happening, and that it is quality teaching. The principal needs to ensure all are involved including the community and the governing body. The school principal is at the centre of all of this,  and at all times we have to ensure the principal is given the necessary resources, and skills to be able to lead. 

Buti Manamela, Former Deputy Minister: Presidency's Office