Working Protocol Policy
It is important to create a positive, uplifting school climate and environment for all stakeholders of the school. This engenders confidence on the part of the parents and the wider society and makes the school more marketable and visible. It provides a cordial working atmosphere which is enjoyable, stress free and in which good relationship among staff can develop and be sustained. In addition and very importantly, it provides a caring, inspiring and nurturing haven for our students in which they can blossom and achieve their potential. This can be achieved if each of us purposes to make it happen as we show consideration and empathy for each other.
- Teachers should be regular and punctual for school. It is recommended that teachers should be at their workplace at least fifteen (15) minutes before start time to ensure that all is in readiness for a prompt and efficient commencement.
- Teachers should ensure that the teacher’s attendance book is signed everyday with the correct time written in.
- When a teacher is absent, the principal should be informed by letter and work sent in for the class. In situations when a letter cannot be sent, a message should be sent and a letter submitted upon return of the teacher.
- When a grade level teacher is absent, the other two grade level teachers will make arrangements for the class.
- A letter requesting time off for keeping appointments should be sent to the Permanent Secretary in appropriate time.
- Every teacher should strive to maintain cordial relationship with other staff members. If there is any source of conflict this should be dealt with promptly to avoid bad feelings and resentment. (Remember that we have to teach students how to solve problems and the best way to do so is to practice it ourselves).
- All parents and visitor should be treated with respect and due care. In situations where persons become difficult, our professionalism should be called into play. Refer the persons to the principal or person in charge. (Remember the way we approach a situation may temper it or trigger it off. Be wise).
- We must engage parents and the wider community in fruitful partnerships which can provide the greatest returns for our students.
- At all times we must show our students that they are important and that we care and believe in them. (This may be the greatest impact that we can have on them to effect positive change. Sometimes there is no one else who cares and believes in them).
- At no time should a teacher use offensive, abusive or obscene language to students. (It is highly disrespectful and unbecoming of us as educators and role models).
- While our lunch time period belongs to us, to get some time off and to enjoy our lunch, it is also necessary that we provide some assistance in supervising students during that time.
- We should ensure that time is spent wisely and desist from leaving your classes unattended to visit with another teacher or person.
- Always be alert to what is happening around and outside the school premises so that we can ensure safety for ourselves and our students.
- Respond promptly to requests made of information or other matters so that you do not forget to submit such. It is easy to forget after you become caught up with other matters.
- We should at all times maintain a professional mode of dress in keeping with our profession.
- We have agreed to make a contribution of twenty dollars ($20) each to any colleague who suffers the loss of a parent, spouse or child. In the case of a sibling or other relative, we contribute five dollars ($5) towards the purchase of a care and wreath. We will all attend in solidarity with our colleague.