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School-based Support Services

 

Introduction to School-based Support Services

 

The core of the education reform is to develop competence in learning to learn and an open-minded attitude in students. When equipped with these attributes, students will be more able to face the challenges of an ever-changing society and build a bright future. Schools should be places where teachers and students are eager to construct knowledge. To achieve this aim, it is essential that principals and teachers act as role models for students. In order to motivate students to pursue knowledge and strive for excellence, teachers should have an open-minded attitude in exploring knowledge; focusing on the curriculum goals with reference to content, pedagogy and assessment; reflecting on and improving their own practices both inside and outside the classroom; and catering for the diverse needs of students.

 

The school-based support services (SBSS) are designed to align with the latest development in education and address the needs of schools in order to promote the development of quality education.  Their prime aim is to enhance student learning by interweaving continuous teacher professional development, school-based curriculum development and school development. Schools can apply for individual support services according to their developmental needs. With reference to educational trends and school context, school support agents collaborate closely with teachers and principals to develop school-based curricula with a view to catering for student learning needs and enhancing the professional knowledge and capabilities of participating teachers and principals.

 

Every year between March and April, EDB issues circular memorandums to give a brief introduction of the SBSS that will be provided in the following school year.   Schools are encouraged to apply.  The duration of SBSS normally lasts for one year.

 

Latest News
  • Announcement of allocation results of school-based support services (8-7-2022)
    The allocation results of 2022/23 school-based support services have been released on the Online Application System for School-based Support Services (OAS).  Schools may log in to the OAS through the Common Log-on System (https://clo.edb.gov.hk) to check the results.

Teacher Professional Development Event

Support foci of SBSS for the 2022/23 school year

Secondary, Primary and Special Education
  • promoting the latest curriculum initiatives, e.g. national education, national security education, media and information literacy, appreciation and enlightenment of Chinese culture through learning of Chinese history and classics, and strengthening students’ knowledge base in Science and Mathematics alongside the promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education;
  • enhancing values education in the planning and implementation of school-based curriculum to foster positive values among students as well as to nurture in them a sense of identity, belonging and responsibility towards the nation, the Chinese race and our society;
  • enhancing values education in the planning and implementation of school-based curriculum to foster positive values among students as well as to nurture in them a sense of identity, belonging and responsibility towards the nation, the Chinese race and our society;
  • addressing learner diversity (e.g. non-Chinese speaking (NCS) students and students with special educational needs (SEN)) in secondary and primary schools;
  • enhancing assessment literacy, e.g. Assessment of Learning (including homework design), Assessment for Learning, Assessment as Learning and use of assessment data to facilitate learning and teaching;
  • enhancing the interface between different stages of learning;
  • developing curriculum leadership and effective pedagogical strategies under the new normal amid the pandemic; and
  • cultivating a positive, supportive and caring school culture conducive to students’ whole-person development.

 

Kindergarten Education

  • To develop curriculum leadership and effective pedagogical strategies
  • To nurture positive values and attitudes in children
  • To promote reading and foster whole-person development of children
  • To develop children’s understanding of the country and Chinese culture
  • To promote learning through play
  • To cultivate a caring and supportive learning environment
  • To address learner diversity (including non-Chinese speaking (NCS) children)
  • To enhance the interface between kindergarten and primary education

For detailed information on support services, please visit the web pages of respective sections:

 

 EDB circulars related to support services

 

School-based Support Services

 

 

20 April 2022

     

EDBCM 19/2022 EDBCM 27/2019:

Briefing and Application for School-based Support Services(2022/23) 
Primary, Secondary and Special Education (project details)

Online Application: 29 April 2022 to 27 May 2022

 

20 April 2022

     

EDBCM 20/2022 EDBCM 28/2019:

Briefing and Application for School-based Support Services (2022/23)
Kindergarten Education (project details)

Online Application: 29 April 2022 to 27 May 2022

 

Enquiries

   

Support Services

 

Section(s)

Contact Person(s) and telephone number 

General Enquiries 

 

 

 

School-based Professional Support Section

Mr Chris YAU

2152 3212

On-line Application system for School-Based Support Services(Technical Support)School-based Professional Support Section

 

Mr LAI Ho-fai

2152 3604

On-site Professional Support Services(Annex A)

School-based Curriculum Development (Primary) Section 



School-based Curriculum Development (Secondary) Section 



Language Learning Support Section

Ms Eve CHAN
2158 4920 
& Dr LAM Yuen-mai
2158 4909

Ms HUNG Lai-ting, Venus 
2639 4745 
& Mr Johnny CHENG 
2639 4704 

Ms Clara CHEUNG 
3698 3994

Mainland-Hong Kong Teachers Exchange and Collaboration Programme

(Annex B)

School-based Professional Support Section 

Language Learning Support Section

  

Mr Leon LEUNG 

2152 3219

Ms Icy WONG

3698 3999

Quality Education Fund Thematic Networks -Tertiary Institutes (QTN-T)(Annex C)

School-based Professional Support Section

Mr Chris YAU

2152 3212

Quality Education Fund Thematic Networks-Schools (QTN-S)

(Annex D)

School-based Professional Support Section

Mr Chris YAU

2152 3212

IT in Education Centre of Excellence (CoE) Scheme (Annex E)

IT in Education Section

 

Ms Anna CHENG

3698 3596

Quality Education Fund Thematic Networks (QTNs) (Annex F)

QEF Secretariat

 

Miss Gigi YUEN

2123 6039