• Raabta SIP

  • Raabta SIP

    Enabling Schools in their Journey to Improvement

  • Raabta SIP

    Transforming Schools One STEP at a Time

Objective

One day all schools will be able to provide an excellent education.

Raabta SIP

Leaders’ Quest

Leaders’ quest is a platform for the leaders to engage

Mentorship

The mentorship module is an innovative approach towards studies using a robust self-study mechanism.

Literacy and Numeracy

Literacy and numeracy are essential milestones during a child’s foundational growth period.

Teachers’ Quest

A program aimed at continuous and consistent improvement in teaching and learning practices.

Parents’ Quest

Parents’ quest is an initiative to build holistic educational literacy among parents.

Health and Wellness

A healthy mind and a sound heart promote learning.

RAABTA-SIP Description

RAABTA IS AN ENDEAVOUR TO BUILD A MOVEMENT OF PASSIONATE LEADERS TO TRANSFORM SCHOOLS BY EMPOWERING TEACHERS, STUDENTS, AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS THROUGH RESEARCH, DIRECT SERVICES AND ADVOCACY.

Leader’s Quest

Leaders’ quest is a platform for the leaders to engage in a conversation with development professionals, social sector leaders, and other school leaders aimed a t school improvement and development strategies. The platform also allows schools to involve their 2nd and 3rd tier of leadership to build skills and competencies. It also serves as an opportunity for existing school leaders to build on their capacity through immersion programmes at our lab schools.

Mentorship

The mentorship module is an innovative approach towards studies using a robust self-study mechanism. Its design engages students at a holistic level. The mechanism tracks a child’s growth on various strands and enables the mentor to provide practical and concrete guidance. It leverages technology to provide real-time analysis of a child’s pattern of study and expected growth potential. The mechanism allows students to be morally, ethically, mentally and physically sound human beings.

Literacy and Numeracy

Literacy and numeracy are essential milestones during a child’s foundational growth period. The numeracy module begins from basic building blocks systematically transitioning from concrete to pictorial and then to abstract, allowing the child to visualize and learn the involved concepts. The literacy module uses language as a tool to engage with the child. It begins with thematic conversations to build interest in the child and then transitions into alphabets, words, and vocabulary building.

Teacher’s Quest

Teachers’ quest is a professional development program aimed at continuous and consistent improvement in teaching and learning practices. It begins with a six-day learning workshop in the first year of intervention and progresses with periodic training scheduled at regular intervals. Regular observation and feedback form a critical component of th program. Certifications to teachers for successful completion of the training and workshops conclude the program.

Parents’ Quest

Parents’ quest is an initiative to build holistic educational literacy among parents. It is a form of engagement to drive the idea of good holistic education for their children and their role in it. It enables the parents to engage, learn, and share concrete actions to strengthen themselves for their child’s better future.

Health and Wellness

A healthy mind and a sound heart promote learning. Therefore, health and wellness become an integral part of our intervention. The module allows introspecting on the overall health of the school, including its students, teachers, staff, and leaders. It acts as an indicator for the school to develop systems to ensure a healthy and inclusive learning atmosphere. It also provides ways and measures to create a thriving and enriching learning environment.

What?

Raabta ( Hindi: राब्ता, Urdu: رابطہ ) is an Urdu word of Arabic origin which means a connection, relation, contact. Raabta is, therefore, a connection between multiple stakeholders responsible for a child’s holistic education. It is a process that involves improvement in all levers of the functioning of a school towards imparting a successful educational program. It brings together findings from national & international research into the practices of highly effective schools and school leaders. The ultimate goal is to improve outcomes for students, including levels of achievement and wellbeing.

How?

Intervention in the school begins with a school review along with a sample literacy and numeracy assessment of the students. A report with the finndings and recommendations are given based on high, intermediate, and low priority needs according to the context of the school. A collaborative school improvement plan is framed, followed by a series of professional development opportunities for the teachers and leaders over the year. Observation and feedback mechanisms are provided to improve and enhance learning. The year of intervention concludes with student assessments and celebration to recognize the efforts of the teachers.

School Review

The word Raabta (connection, relation) defnes our approach towards School Review. The process follows a simple Inside-Outside strategy to collect pieces of evidence of holistic schooling and then identifes connections/ co-relations among them to conclude the outcome and impact on all the stakeholders. The diagnosis helps the school to identify its areas of strength and improvement.

CETUP

Collaborative Empowerment, Transformation, and Upliftment Process is a joint effort by the school and the Raabta team to ideate, draft and execute a plan to bring about a systemic change in the functioning of the school. After selection and onboarding, the school co-creates the plan. The process will involve brainstorming and ideation sessions with the school leadership team to chalk out a long term plan for the school and then accordingly set up short term goals. It will be done at the beginning of the academic year with the help of the Raabta team and at mid-year by the school leadership.

Raabta-SIP Timeline

  • YEAR O1

    Onboarding

    School’s Application
    • RSR & BOY Y 1
    • Onboarding
    • CETUP
    • TQ Y 1
    • Check-In
    • OTQ Y 1
    • EOY Y1
    • Celebration Y-1

  • YEAR O2

    02

    • Revisit CETUP
    • TQ Y 2
    • Setting up School Leadership
    • BOY Y 2
    • OVS
    • CheckIn Y 2
    • OTQ Y 2
    • EOY Y 2
    • Celebration Y 2

    YEAR O2

  • YEAR O3

    03

    • CETUP Y 3
    • TQ Y 3
    • BOY Y 3
    • CheckIn Y 3
    • OTQ Y 3
    • EOY Y 3 & RSR
    • Celebration Y 3
    • School Reveiw

  • YEAR O4

    04

    • CETUP School Team
    • BOY Y 4
    • CheckIn Y 4
    • OTQ Y 4
    • EOY Y 4
    • Celebration Y 4

    YEAR O4

  • YEAR O5

    Lighthouse School

    • School drafts CETUP Plan
    • BOY Y 5
    • CheckIn Y 5
    • OTQ Y 5
    • EOY Y 5
    • Certification as a
    LightHouse

SHORT FORMDESCRIPTION
School’s ApplicationSchool Application of Interest
RSRRaabta School Review
BOY 1, BOY 2 …..Beginning of Year
Assessment 1, & so on…..
OnboardingSchool selection and Onboarding
CETUPCollaborative Empowerment,
Transformation and Upliftment Process
TQ Y-1, TQ Y-2Teachers Quest Year 1 & so on…
Check-InSchool Check-In
OTQ-1Ongoing Teachers Quest
EOY Y -1, EOY Y-2,……End of Year Assessment Year 1
& so on…
OVSOngoing virtual Session

Contact

info.raabtasip@focuseducationservices.org

98339-62072