The Whole School Transformation Programme (WSTP) is an extensively researched and systematic approach to improving the quality of School Processes in the areas of Teaching-Learning, Leadership, Governance and Administration.

SMF works with participating school stakeholders for a period of three years first by diagnosing the existing quality of school practices and then by co-creating a systematic work plan to achieve the targeted level of excellence.


To transform schools into Centres of Excellence for the holistic development of children.


The WSTP is essentially a developmental and sustainable programme that:


Whole School Transformation Programme is implemented by following these steps:


Our Reach In Andhra Pradesh

Schools: 10


Our Reach In Karnataka

Schools : 6


Our Reach In Madhya Pradesh

Schools : 3


Our Reach In Rajasthan

Schools : 6



SMF is committed to supporting schools achieve quality education and so the WSTP program is customizable to meet the needs of the schools and is offered in one of 3 modalities. The partner school indicates their potential level of engagement with SMF according to which a choice of modality is made.

1] SESQ Assessment and Accreditation

This modality involves a comprehensive analysis of the existing school practices using the SESQ program, following which the qualifying schools get  accreditation.

2] Modular Format

This modality involves a comprehensive analysis of the existing school practices using the SESQ programme, and post getting an accreditation the school asks for specific workshops by SMF to build the capacity in the selected areas of growth.

3] Intensive/3-year Format

This modality involves a comprehensive analysis of the existing school practices using the SESQ programme, and post getting an accreditation SMF and partner schools collaboratively work on an action plan for the areas of development for the school spread over a period of 3 years.


Whole school transformation has helped us reflect on our plans and undertake changes in education. It is a proven process for envisioning, managing and monitoring change. I found the training to be helpful and encouraging towards making the changes in my teaching process and taking account of the overwhelming process. The process of WSTP has evolved teachers, principal and other school staff as co-creators. Thank you and happy learning.

Gayatri,coordinator of Bharatesh

Central School Basavan Kudachi Belgavi

I learnt a lot from the training workshop. How to frame my syllabus, and ways to represent it visually so that it helps each and every student to understand the concept. It has also helped us in exploring researching the ideas of each others’ thinking. I really enjoyed the workshop and the way the trainers interacted with us which also inspired us to get creative. It was an excellent workshop and great fun.

Puja Upadhayay ,coordinator of Bharatesh

Central School Basavan Kudachi Belgavi

We have got associated with Shantilal Muttha foundation for whole school transformation programme for improving school education quality. From last year they came to our school, they did our school assessment and shared the strengths and weaknesses about school, on this basis we decided to implement WSTP in our schools. After undergoing the WSTP teacher’s trainings we are able to see lot of transformation taking place in our school.

Yogita Patil, Principal of Bharatesh

English Medium School, Belgavi.

It gives me immense pleasure to be associated with the Whole School Transformation Program. Me and our staff are very happy to have this opportunity to update ourselves as facilitators. We were on this project for the past one year. Initially we faced many difficulties, but as we attended the training sessions, we were enriched
and all our doubts were cleared. Today we are elated that we are working as teachers. We got a secret key to the kingdom of education for our children, i.e., joyful learning and child centric learning.

Jyoti Patil, Principal of Bharatesh Central

School, Kudachi


The first step is to assess the existing practices in the school using ‘System for Enrichment of School Quality (SESQ)’, a school assessment program developed in-house by SMF.

What is SESQ?

SMF-SESQ offers a comprehensive methodology for assessing school quality with a distinct action-oriented report for every participating school. It incorporates multi-level reporting and has been designed to keep costs and time at an optimum level.

The design follows the norms, standards and frameworks prescribed by Right to Education (RTE), SarvaShikshaAbhiyaan (SSA) and the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) while also adhering to state-board-specific requirements. SMF-SESQ is technically enhanced by several quality management principles adopted worldwide.

This step involves defining priority areas to work on from those identified in the School Action Report (SAR)and theSchool Improvement Plan (SIP) prepared by the School Heads. This process is spread over three years and is done with SMF’s support.

This is followed by a signing an MoU between the School Heads or the governing body and SMF to run WSTP recommended programs in the school for a period of three years.


Capacity Building : 

A) Training:

Teaching-Learning and Leadership generally being high priority areas in  school processes, constitute the key components of WSTP’s capacity building process. Training is conducted biannually: 1) At the beginning of the academic year and 2) At the beginning of the second term).

B) Handholding :

Support is provided throughout the year on a regular basis through:

Schools create and implement their plan for change in the school processes


School Level

 1] Develop a vision and formulate short-term and long term goals for overall school development/improvement.

2]Prioritise school activities and practice effective time management

3] Coach, mentor and delegate work for honing the talents and potential of the staff and the students

4] Collaborate with all stakeholders to achieve common educational goals that will reflect in the day-to-day working of the school

5] Represent the school's achievements, innovations, and best practices to the world


Classroom Level

1] Innovate and adopt new techniques to provide effective learning experiences to the students

2] Foster healthy interpersonal relationships required for socio-emotional well-being of students and staff

3]Engage in knowledge-sharing &peerreview practices to monitor self-development

4] Practice inclusive teaching techniques to provide equal opportunities to all students without any biases

5] Create a classroom environment conducive for learning of all students

SMF assesses the quality of school processes again after 3 years.