FICCI has been active for over a decade in the education(higher, vocational, and school) space, and recognizing has been the first mover from the private sector in suggesting research-based policy reforms to the government. Apart from doing extensive research in education, we also work towards mobilizing consensus amongst stakeholders for advocacy of policy and regulatory issues, dissemination of good practices and quality adhering mechanisms, and suggesting solutions for streamlining implementation issues.
The presence and growth of private un-aided K-12 schools are quite widespread across both urban and rural areas, and they are playing a key role in nation-building by shaping future generations and creating future leaders. Recognizing the significance and importance of the sector, FICCI ARISE (Alliance for Re-imagining School Education) has been active
tive for over six years. The primary focus of the alliance is policy advocacy, defining norms for standards and transparency, advocating 21st-century readiness, and facilitating capacity building.
5th FICCI ARISE School Education Conference 2022:
The 5th FICCI ARISE School Education Conference on the theme ‘Reboot-Re-imagine- Rebuild’ is scheduled for 9th–10th December 2022, in New Delhi. Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar, Hon’ble Vice President of India has kindly agreed to inaugurate the conference. We also have confirmations from Sir John Jones, Author, Motivational Speaker & Education Commentator; Valerie Hannon, Author, Researcher, and Co-founder of Innovation Unit (UK & ANZ); Dr. Alexander Laszlo, Co-Founder and Global Collaborator of Global Education Futures (GEF). We have also received confirmations from Mr. Santosh Yadav, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Education, Dr. Vinod R. Rao Secretary (Primary & Secondary Education) Additional Chief Secretary, Education, Govt. of Gujarat and Mr. Ritesh Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary to Government, Department of Primary and Secondary Education, Govt. of Karnataka, Mr Anurag Tripathi, Secretary, CBSE as distinguished speakers during the conference.
On this occasion, FICCI ARISE will also be releasing three knowledge reports on the following topics:
FICCI ARISE-EY Parthenon School Quality Assessment and Accreditation (SQAA)Framework:
The National EducationPolicy 2020 talks extensively about quality self-regulation or accreditation system through State School Standards Authority (SSSA) which shall ensure that all schools follow certain minimal professional and quality standards. Any framework for school quality assessment and accreditation must focus on establishing systems to enable learning, self-development, and improved performance. It must encourage schools to pursuecontinual excellence and must be non- prescriptive. In this context,FICCI ARISE in collaboration with EY-Parthenon has prepared School Quality Assessment and Accreditation
Framework for holistic evaluation of schools on a comprehensive set of metrics which is a combination of both input and output-based criterion and is in sync with both Indian (CBSE, NABET) and Global Standards (IB, NEASC, CIS etc.).
FICCI ARISE Reporton ‘School Safety and Child Protection:’
There is a need to look at the issue of safety and security holistically and we need to adopt a balanced approach in developing mechanisms that ensures the safety of every child. There is no one-size-fits-all solutions schools may vary greatly in terms of their setting and access to resources. Past and recent incidents have resulted in several knee jerk reactions from various authorities leading to a plethora of guidelines and checklists that are often overlapping and contradicting. FICCI ARISE in collaboration with Mundkur Law Partners (MLP) in 2018 had studied various legislations, guidelines, and checklists issued by various authorities tested them in the real-ground situation and has come out with a comprehensive manual and toolkit for child safety in schools.
The Hon’ble Supreme Court had directed the Ministry of Education (MoE) to release comprehensive guidelines for School Safety and Security in Schools. MoE had examined several manuals and guidelines including the FICCI ARISE edition released in 2018 and released a comprehensive set of guidelines last year on October 1, 2021 to be read alongside NCPCR and NDMA guidelines. Since then, FICCI ARISE had undertaken a practical review of the MoE guidelines, NCPCR, and NDMA reports and has come out with the updated version that entails the following:
Comprehensive Child SafetyGuidelines that statescan prescribe
Draft Child Protection Policy that schools can adopt – covering POCSO,POSH, JJA etc
Safety Checklist that schools can fill periodically
Compliance mechanism – School SafetyCommittee having regularmeetings and taking Checklist on record
FICCI ARISE – EY Parthenon Report on ‘K-12 Education in India: Vision2047’: The introduction of the NationalEducation Policy 2020, 34 years after our last policy,has further given new life to the system. The FICCI ARISE-EY Parthenon knowledge report ‘K-12 Education in India: Vision 2047,’ while attempting to address the key structural and implementation challenges of school education, has also looked at opportunities and suggested recommendations that would create an equitable, inclusive, and a globally competitive K-12 education system. The report has further reaffirmed student centricity, Robust Infrastructure, Teacher Quality and Professional Development, and Governance and Investment Frameworkto radically transformthe future landscape of Indian K-12 education system.
Key Featuresof the Conference:
FICCI ARISE Excellence Awards: FICCI ARISE through this initiative wishes to recognizeapproach in contributions of Schools that have set benchmarks of excellence in community service and are doing exemplary work in thematic areas of SDGs – 4 (Education), 10 (Reduced Inequalities), 13 (Climate Action) and 15 (Life on Land). Global Consulting firm EY is the official tabulator for the Awards. The evaluations for these have been done by an expert jury panel at two different levels. The winners will be felicitated during the conference
Master Classes: School Improvement Framework & School Safety and Child Protection
School Tours: An exciting opportunity to visit the top-of-the-line schools in the Delhi/NCR region and gain exposure to successful pedagogical tools and practices, innovative learning spaces, and student-led approaches.
Keynote Sessions: Our conference features world-class keynote speakers: and proven experts with contributions aimed at bringing new perspectives and new impulses for innovation.
NEP 2020: Translating Vision into Reality– Qualitative and Quantitative Roadmap
Long and Short of Assessment: Realizing the NEP vision- Examinations versus Learning
Early Childhood Care and Education: Policy Changes to Operational Challenges!