PMU for Government Partnership Schools (G-PS)

In 2015, The Education Alliance (TEA) proposed to the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), a quality-focused solution of government-private partnerships that combined several of the elements responsible for improved quality of education in government schools.

With a mission to transform underperforming government schools into centers of excellence, TEA introduced the Government-Partnership School Model (G-PS) that involved school management partnerships between mission-oriented non-profit educational organizations and the government.

TEA has been working closely with the SDMC to introduce the G-PS model to its primary school system where NGO Partners, rigorously selected support government schools in a whole-school model through academic leadership, curriculum, and pedagogy.

The SDMC formally launched the School Quality Enhancement Program (SQEP) in 2016, to improve enrollment and enhance the quality of education delivered in primary schools through the G-PS Model.

  • 2015 Commencement Year
  • 5000+ Students
  • 12 Schools
  • 05 NGO Partners

Launched the first Government-Partnership School with SDMC


Program formally recognized by SDMC as SQEP


‘Resource Centre’ developed as Teacher-training Hub for wider SDMC System


SQEP expanded to 21 Schools (via 10 NGO partners) impacting 6200+ children directly


SQEP runs 18+ Schools (via 9 NGO partners) impacting 5000+ students directly


SQEP currently runs 12 Schools (via 5 NGO Partners). TEA, in partnership with Entecres Labs, is setting up a fully-functioning Science Centre, accessible to all SQEP students, in order to address the needs for practical exposure to science experiments, models and hands-on learning



Under the SQEP, the SDMC partners with rigorously selected non-profit organizations with an extensive track record in the education sector to ensure that high quality, innovative, and child-friendly teaching methods are introduced in the government-partnership schools. The partners take on accountability for delivering improved outcomes (enrolment, attendance, student learning) in these Schools.

With only 6 years since inception, the SQEP program has seen phenomenal growth and some early success in its objective of creating exemplary government schools.


School Elements


TEA in partnership with Multiple Value-Added Partners runs multiple co-scholastic programs in the schools including – theatre, science experiments, robotics, farming, sports, music, reading, and arts.


students enrolled in SQEP schools in 2019-20


average improvement in attendance between 2015 and 2018


parents in SQEP schools are ‘extremely satisfied’ with their child’s overall academic performance



Learning Outcomes Assessment (2019-20)

2.1 times

higher yearly growth in Math
than similar SDMC Schools

2.5 times

higher yearly growth in Hindi
than similar SDMC Schools

2.8 times

higher yearly growth in English than similar SDMC schools

(Tool: GMI)

In SQEP schools with 3-5 years of intervention, double the number of Grade 5 students can read a story fluently (hindi) in comparison to the National ASER average (54% vs 27%); and 70% of students in SQEP schools can carry out division (math) in comparison to the National ASER average of 50%.

SQEP schools showed average gains equivalent to less than 1 academic year in their first and second year of intervention. On average, SQEP schools with 3 to 5 years of intervention showed academic gains equivalent to 2.5 years of learning in Hindi and Mathematics, indicating a positive correlation between the number of years of SQEP intervention and academic growth of students.


COVID Response

Simple Education Foundation created an online learning toolkit – ‘No Curfew for Education’ for parents, students and teachers which include academic content, activities and wellbeing resources. For relief work, SEF identified SQEP families in need and provided ration kits, and helped process e-ration cards and any other immediate assistance.

Peepul’s ‘Reach and Teach’ program provided English, Science and Math learning resources (PPTs, Word Docs, Activities, Videos, Audio Notes), and digital lessons via Whatsapp with 400+ students in 3 SQEP schools. Student families were surveyed to identify students with access to phones to develop the dissemination plan and ensure engagement. SDMC Teachers Capacity building has also continued to develop high-quality digital content for students remote learning.

Vidya has continued online learning via Whatsapp groups with the parent communities of three SQEP schools. They share weekly lesson plans, worksheets, videos and other learning content. Vidya has also ensured that they are in regular contact with parents to support with rations and any immediate assistance on a need-basis.

Katha has organized regular online classes and have also shared creative resources like Katha storybooks (readily available on their app), videos, activities etc. to integrate learning and increase awareness about the current scenario. Daily calls have been made to parents to keep students and parents engaged and also inform them of any e-ration cards, and food drives.

I am a Teacher has shared weekly worksheets and makes regular calls with parents to ensure engagement and wellbeing of the students. During the lockdown, they also regularly disseminated information about relief camps, e-ration cards, health procedures etc. In certain cases, they also made direct money transfers to families in need to get daily ration.





Simple Education Foundation (SEF), The Education Alliance (TEA) and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) have partnered to design and implement the Principal Led Program in 3 Schools of SDMC.

The program is designed to support a cohort of self-motivated and visionary principals in their journey of building excellent primary schools (Online/onsite).

Training & Workshop

Workshops, Training Programs, Expert Sessions, Online Courses, etc.

Access to Resources

Access to high quality resources, toolkits and partnerships for school transformation

Coaching & Leadership

Personalised Coaching and Leadership development program

Vision of the Program

Building excellent schools that serve as centers of excellence in the public education system and are led by motivated public educators.

Key Outcomes
  • Ensuring the our children do not lose out on learning
  • Enabling every school principal to have a comprehensive vision for their schools and a plan to reach to that vision
  • Enabling achievement of minimum 80% goals set by the school

SowGood is an urban parent initiative to grow a more nature-aware generation through learning farms for children, by children. In the SQEP schools, SowGood works with children to set up learning farms for integrated and sustainable learning.

ENTECRES Labs believes in ‘Learning by Exploring.’ Their mission is to provide teachers with innovative tools to aid students in the acquisition of core STEM knowledge, to apply their knowledge to real-world situations through thought, analysis, problem-solving, evaluation or creativity.

Anthill Creations builds sustainable and low-cost playscapes for children using scrap tyres and industrial waste. Anthill’s playscapes enhance children’s experiences of play by making public spaces accessible, interactive, and educational.

Art of Play works to make sports education a reality for 198 million students in government schools, across India. Their program provides organized sports activities for students so that they can express themselves, think critically, and make decisions.

Enabling Leadership is a global for-purpose organization with programs designed to enable children to have experiences and opportunities to learn leadership and life skills. Two of their programs – Music Basti and Just For Kicks- are in the SQEP schools.