Yayasan AMIR has procured the services of a team of experts from its education services provider, LeapEd Services Sdn Bhd, who possesses a wealth of international and local experience in the education sector, with core competencies in teaching and learning services, including management expertise. It is this team who are facilitating the transformational journey.
Yayasan AMIR (“YA”) was incorporated by Khazanah Nasional Berhad on 26th October 2010 as a Not-for-Profit Foundation, to drive the Trust School Programme through Public-Private-Partnership (“PPP”) with the Ministry of Education Malaysia (“MOE”).
YA aims to transform student outcomes by promoting enhanced school management practices, and championing improvements to curriculum and delivery of education. In addition, YA will nurture a network of Trust Schools, to promote widespread and sustainable change.
The Foundation shares the aspirations of the MOE to produce future leaders, equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and creativity to reach their full potential, and in doing so help Malaysia succeed in a globalized economy. The concept of Modal Insan is also applied, to produce globally competent students throughout the learning ecosystem exhibiting exceptional quality, integrity and strong moral values. In striving towards this, it is recognized that leaders need to rise from all segments in school be they teachers, students or members from the supporting community.
Trust Schools are public schools that are jointly managed by YA and civil service principals, under the umbrella of the MOE. The schools are granted various autonomies by the Ministry to effect change, and Principals maintain responsibility for day-to-day operations, with YA providing strategic leadership and direction. The first cohort of Trust Schools comprise 10 public schools, both primary and secondary; and from urban, suburban and rural areas.
What is a Trust School?
A Trust School is managed jointly by Yayasan AMIR, and civil service principals and headmasters under the umbrella of the Ministry of Education to improve student outcomes and school management capabilities.
Principals will maintain day-to-day operations of the school while Yayasan AMIR will provide expertise and experience in operations, management and education, as well as additional funds whenever appropriate.
- Strategic Goal 1: Develop High Quality Leadership
- Strategic Goal 2: Improve the Quality of Teaching and Learning
- Strategic Goal 3: Maximise Student Potential and Achievement
- Strategic Goal 4: Strengthen the Engagement of Parents, Community and Other Stakeholders
Trust School Concept
How are schools selected to be part of the Trust Schools Programme?
The selection process comprises two main stages. Yayasan AMIR and the Ministry of Education will first engage with school principals to determine alignment in vision and interest in the programme. Upon the completion of this stage, Yayasan AMIR will conduct public dialogue sessions with the rest of the school community including principals/headmasters, teachers, parents and students to better gauge the response on the ground.
School selection is based on several criteria such as geographical locations, dimensions of the schools and school types. Yayasan AMIR takes into consideration additional factors such as schools with the greatest transformational potential, a combination of rural and urban areas, high and low-performing schools and also on balanced social equity.
Programmes at the Trust Schools
The Trust Schools Programme recognises the importance of school leadership and the role that all other stakeholders in the school play towards the development of effective education, which include teachers, students, parents and other members of the community. These are some of the programmes rolled out at the Trust Schools to achieve the 4 strategic goals.
- Date Source SubjectAugust 2, 2012 The Star Yayasan AMIR brings improvement to schools
April 10, 2012 Bernama 10 Schools Selected As Yayasan AMIR Trust School Chain
March 23, 2012 YouTube Video Khazanah’s Yayasan AMIR launches 10 trust schools
March 22, 2012 Utusan Malaysia 10 sekolah jadi Rangkaian Sekolah Amanah Yayasan AMIR
March 12, 2012 New Straits Times 10 schools picked as Yayasan AMIR Trust School
January 22, 2012 Berita Harian 10 sekolah sertai Rangkaian Sekolah Amanah Yayasan AMIR