The Punjab Education and English Language Initiative (PEELI) is part of the Chief Minister’s roadmap for educational reform in Punjab. By enhancing the quality of classroom teaching at the primary level, its aim is to contribute to improved student learning outcomes. Between June 2017 and June 2020 PEELI will have helped an estimated 250,000 Primary School Teachers (teachers of grades 1-5, all subjects), teacher trainers and head teachers to develop their knowledge and skills to significantly enrich the educational experience and attainment of primary school children across Punjab. 

PEELI uses a cascade training model in order to reach large audience numbers. At the top of this cascade model are freelance Training Consultants who are managed by British Council. These training consultants train, mentor and support Expert Trainers who in turn, train and support teachers and head teachers. This cascade model is supported through school-based CPD. 

The focus of the training provided is on equipping teachers with the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to teach more effectively, to adopt a child-centred, activity-based classroom approach as well as enabling them to make appropriate choices about the language of classroom instruction (Urdu/mother tongue and English). 

PEELI is a co-founded project delivered through a partnership between Quaid-e-Azam Academy for Educational Development (QAED) and the British Council, under the direction of the Schools Education Department. 

PEELI has six key components: 

Component 1 - Training

Improve the quality of teaching by giving teachers, teacher educators, and school leaders the knowledge and skills they need to improve teaching quality in schools across the Punjab. 

Component 2 - Licensing

Introduce internationally recognized courses and qualifications for teachers and teacher educators. Establish and maintain new benchmarks for performance against standards to ensure quality teaching. 

Component 3 - Content and Materials

Develop the content and materials for all formalized training courses and self-access resources for school-based CPD (online and broadcast). 

Component 4 - Institutional Capacity Building

Promote sustainability by enabling QAED to become a centre of excellence and able to deploy world class resources. 

Component 5: Monitoring and Evaluation

By gathering and analysing a full range of qualitative and quantitative data provide key stakeholders with reliable and impartial information about the performance and impact of the project.

Component 6: Policy and Research

Engage all key stakeholders in the evidence base that informs policy and best practice in the areas of continuing professional development for teachers and public sector primary level medium of instruction.