In order to impart the better benefits of NEP-2020, the government is going to start 435 SHRI Schools in Jammu and Kashmir.
Pedagogy to be adopted in these schools will be more experiential, holistic, integrated, play/toy-based (particularly, in the foundational years) inquiry-driven, discovery-oriented, learner-centred, discussion-based, flexible and enjoyable. Focus will be on learning outcomes of every child in every grade. Assessment at all levels will be based on conceptual understanding and application of knowledge to real life situations and will be competency-based.
Assessment of available resources and their effectiveness in terms of availability, adequacy, appropriateness, and utilization for each of the domains and their key performance indicators will be done and gaps will be filled in a systematic and planned manner. Besides, linkage with Sector Skill Councils and local industry for enhancing employability and providing better employment opportunities will be explored through the scheme.
A School Quality Assessment Framework (SQAF) has been developed specifying the key performance indicators to measure outcomes. Quality evaluation of these schools at regular intervals will be undertaken to ensure the desired standards.
The major interventions of the scheme are Quality and Innovation (Learning Enhancement Programme, Holistic Progress Card, Innovative Pedagogies, Bagless days, Internships with Local artisans, Capacity building etc.) besides Beneficiary oriented entitlements under RTE Act. Besides, 100 percent of PM SHRI Schools will receive Science and Math Kits.