Schools

Mission

To ensure that there is quality leadership in schools.

Functions

Schools Division
The Schools Division comprises five Branches and one Centre, namely Schools Branch North, Schools Branch South, Schools Branch East, Schools Branch West, School Appraisal Branch and School Cockpit Administration Centre.
Schools Branch North, South, East & West
The Zonal Branches oversee the management of all primary and secondary schools, junior colleges and centralised institutes. The schools are grouped into clusters and each cluster is facilitated by a Cluster Superintendent. The Cluster Superintendents in each Zonal Branch develop, guide and supervise the school leadership teams to ensure that schools are effectively run. They ensure that there is networking, sharing and collaboration among the member schools within the cluster so as to raise the capacity of the leadership teams and the level of performance in each school. Cluster Superintendents also play a key role in personnel and financial management. They develop personnel in their clusters according to training needs and identify personnel with potential for career development. They ensure the effective and optimal use of cluster financial resources such as funding worthwhile school projects and activities that help schools to achieve the Desired Outcomes of Education.
Pre-school Education Branch
To provide strong support to the MOE Kindergartens and to work closely with Primary Schools with MOE Kindergartens.
Centre for School Excellence
The Centre for School Excellence is responsible for matters pertaining to the implementation of the School Excellence Model (SEM) and the MOE Recognition System. The Branch provides consultancy on schools' self-assessment and conducts external validation of schools.  It also provides information for continuous school improvement and enables schools to be well organised and managed to provide quality education.
Schools Corporate Development Branch
To play a strategic role in coordinating strategic school operations and administration matters.
(a) School Operations and Administration Office (SOAO) which will strategically improve administrative processes and systems in schools, and continue to oversee SD’s internal administrative functions; and (b) the current School Cockpit Admin Centre (SCAC).
School Operations Policy Branch
To oversee the formulation, review and monitoring of school-based policies.

Organisation Chart

  • Mr. Wong Siew Hoong
    Director-General of Education
    Professional Wing
  • Ms. Liew Wei Li
    Deputy Director-General of Education (Schools) and Director of Schools
    Schools
    • Ms. Low Yoke Kiew
      Zonal Director / Director
      Schools North / Leadership Development
    • Mr. Ong Kong Hong
      Zonal Director
      Schools South
    • Mrs. Wendy Lim
      Zonal Director
      Schools East
    • Ms. Theodora Tan
      Zonal Director
      Schools West
    • Mrs. Ng Ai Lin                               Ms. Sum Chee Wah
      Project Director                               Advisor
      Young Learners                              Pre-school Education
    • Mdm. Geraldine See
      Director
      Pre-School Education
      • Mr. Cher Teck Yiang, Luke Melvin
        Deputy Director
        Pre-School Education
      • Mdm. Tricilia Tang
        Deputy Director
        Pre-School Education
    • Mr. Tham Kine Thong
      Director
      Centre for School Excellence / School Operations Policy Branch
      • Mdm. Veronica Ng
        Deputy Director
        School Cockpit Administration Centre
      • Mdm. Evelyn Tan
        Deputy Director
        School Operations Policy Branch
      • Mrs. Peggy Koh
        Deputy Director
        School Operations Policy Branch