Schools

Mission

To ensure that there is quality leadership in schools.

Functions

Schools Division
Schools Division comprises of the following branches, centres, office and units, namely Schools Branch North, Schools Branch South, Schools Branch East, Schools Branch West, School Operations Policy Branch, Schools Corporate Development Branch, Educational Leadership & School Excellence Branch, Pre-School Education Branch and Compulsory Education Unit.
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.
School Operations Policy Branch
The School Operations Policy Branch provides advice on pacing and prioritisation of initiatives, co-ordination and monitoring for school programme implementation and oversight of school policies and governance.
Schools Corporate Development Branch
The Schools Corporate Development Branch consist of School Operations and Admin Office and School Cockpit Admin Centre. The School Operations and Admin Office drive corporate improvements in schools, provide strategic corporate support for schools and provides administrative support for the division. The School Cockpit Admin Centre oversee the development, deployment and maintenance of the School Cockpit and SCAN System. The Centre also co-ordinates the deployment of new MOE IT systems to schools. The Centre keeps tab of changes in MOE policies and procedures and their impact on MOE IT systems for schools and recommends business rule changes to existing systems if necessary.
Educational Leadership & School Excellence Branch
The Educational Leadership and School Excellence Branch comprises the Centre for Educational Leadership and the Centre for School Excellence. The Centre for Educational Leadership provides a strategic focus within MOE for the development of quality educational leadership to respond to the aspirations of the child and nation. CEL develops, assesses, reviews and monitors leadership development efforts by MOE and its partner organisations, as well as initiates the conduct and sharing of quality research in leadership thinking for learning and application within MOE. To support our work, CEL implements an integrated framework for leadership development aligned with an Educational Leadership Philosophy specific to our Singapore school leaders. The Centre for School Excellence partners schools in support of their growth guided by the School Excellence Model (SEM). We work with schools in their improvement journey through the use of SEM as a tool for school self-evaluation as well as for impactful leadership and management. Schools are supported through a range of services such as professional development workshops, school-based consultancy, customised validation and provision of resources. CSE also facilitates sharing of promising practices across schools in the spirit of abundance mindset to lift the quality of all schools so that they are the best schools for their cohort of students.
Pre-School Education Branch
The Pre-school Education Branch seeks to raise the quality of kindergarten education by developing curriculum resources to support early childhood educators in creating and delivering quality learning experiences for children four to six years of age, providing quality and affordable pre-school education through the MOE Kindergartens and sharing curriculum resources and other good practices with the pre-school sector.
Compulsory Education Unit
The Compulsory Education Unit oversees the enforcement of and compliance to compulsory primary education in Singapore. It is also the Secretariat to the Compulsory Education Board.

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
    • Mr. Ong Kong Hong
      Zonal Director
      Schools South
    • Mrs. Wendy Lim
      Zonal Director
      Schools East
    • Ms. Theodora Tan
      Zonal Director
      Schools West
    • Mr. Tham Kine Thong
      Director
      School Operations Policy Branch
      • Mdm. Evelyn Tan
        Deputy Director
        School Operations Policy Branch
      • Mrs. Peggy Koh
        Deputy Director
        School Operations Policy Branch
    • Mr. Albert Lim
      Director
      Schools Corporate Development Branch
      • Mdm. Ter Mei Li
        Deputy Director
        School Operations and Administration Office
      • Mdm. Veronica Ng
        Deputy Director
        School Cockpit Administration Centre
    • Mrs. Kelvyna Chan
      Director
      Educational Leadership & School Excellence Branch
    • Ms. Geraldine See
      Director
      Pre-School Education
      • Mr. Cher Teck Yiang, Luke Melvin
        Deputy Director
        Pre-School Education 1
      • Ms. Yuen Chai Lin
        Deputy Director
        Pre-School Education 2
    • Mrs. Ng Ai Lin
      Project Director
      Young Learners