This study aimed to gather and analyze the perceptions of public elementary school teachers, parents and community leaders on the school heads’ performance as results of the School Heads’ Development Program (SHDP) of Bayugan City Division. It also sought to ascertain the implications of the School Heads’ Development Program in the field of education and the significant differences among the perceptions of public elementary school teachers, parents, and community leaders.
This study used the descriptive-survey design. A total of 141 respondents were coming from the three central schools of Bayugan City Division whose school heads had undergone the School Heads’ Development Program. Of the 141 respondents, 87 were public elementary school teachers, 30 were parents, and 24 were community leaders. A standardized survey questionnaire which was adapted from DepEd Order No. 32 s. 2010 was used. The statistical treatment utilized were frequency and percentage distribution, weighted mean, and f - test.
The researcher concluded that the school heads who had undergone the School Heads’ Development Program were proficient in actualizing their tasks as school leaders, instructional leaders, creating a student-centered learning climate, managing human resources and professional development, involving parents and community partnership, managing school and operations, and their personal and professional attributes and interpersonal effectiveness.
This implied that the implementation of School Heads’ Development Program in Bayugan City Division had improved the performances of school leaders as they implement school-based management.
There existed a significant difference of respondents’ perceptions in the implementation of School Heads’ Development Program specifically in the domain on school leadership. On the other hand, there were no significant difference among the respondents’ perceptions on the school heads’ performance as results of the School Heads’ Development Program as to parent involvement and community partnership, school management and operations, and personal and professional attributes and interpersonal effectiveness as perceived by the respondents.
An appropriate intervention program to enhance the school heads’ skills in creating a student-centered learning climate was proposed.
It was recommended that the DepEd officials will continue the SHDP until all school heads or even the aspiring school heads are given the opportunity to experience such program for continuous professional growth of school leaders.