Guideline for Teachers (Play Group and Nursery)
- Teachers must arrive at the campus timely to welcome their students, therefore the arrival must not be after the assembly has already begun.
- At the assembly, the students should be aligned with ascending height from the front.
- The students must be taught to perform the exercises properly and salute the national flag on time.
- Responsible teachers must not scamper around during assembly.
- After assembly, the students should be guided to their classroom and seated nicely, ensuring that all the students take off their shoes, not spreading them in the doorway.
- It is ideal to spray air freshener at the morning (before class starts) and after break since the smell of food may prevail. (Assistance of the service personnel can be taken)
- Kindergarteners need warming up. So it is not expected that the class-teacher start with lessons as soon as they enter the classroom.
- Many students will need ice-breaking, a soft introduction of the day so that they (especially if there is a new student) do not get intimidated on an unpredicted start.
- During lessons, it is highly expected of a teacher to be as articulated and as vocal as possible. Children will not be drawn to lessons which do not excite them.
- The daily activities must be carried out synchronously as planned at least in the previous day.
- The assistant teacher must assist the teacher in executing all his/her chores throughout the day.
- It is the teacher’s responsibility to manage the service personnel to keeping the classroom and washroom tidy and maintaining optimum hygiene. Time to time checks on window panes and corners of the classroom must be performed in order to spot collecting dust.
- During break, the teacher/ assistant teacher/ service personnel must not let children wash up on their own. It is mandatory to make them wash up in an orderly fashion and then encourage to recite the duas before and after eating.
- The classroom illumination must be maintained and at the end of school all switches must be turned off.
- In the diaries, Class Work boxes must be filled up in past tense, and Home Work boxes in the following manner:
|Colour the shapes given in your Home Work copy
|Memorised Numbers: 5 to 10 from Page 16
|Practise the numbers again;
- The Diary entries must contain good English, give instructions to the point, and be written in clear, legible Hand Writing.
- The Diaries must not be written during class hour, killing time for lecture.
- The Diaries must be properly signed with date.
- If any notice is served, it must be stapled on the day’s page firmly and any extra portion folded inside so that no section is sticking out.
- Conversing in English is mandatory with all children. For children of different nationalities, their practices must be respected and ample time must be spent with courteous behavior at all times so that they do not feel left out.
- Every week should contain a fair portion of work done on books, copies that demonstrate the child’s progress, of which handwork is a basic essence.
- Participation in workshops is considered to be a regular working day even if it is during a weekend or beyond office hours.
General Guideline for teachers
- Should reach the campus before the assembly begins.
- Should be in decent Muslim outfit.
- Should try to keep the classroom tidy.
- Must be conversant in English while among students.
- Must explain the lessons of all subjects by the use of teaching aid (use of teaching aid is mandatory)
- Should apply behavioral teaching method (interactive method)
- Must check students’ copies/ scripts with a red pen.
- Should give the initials while checking/ marking within the margin.
- Should oblige students to correct their mistakes made in C.W or H.W in the same copy. The students should also be made aware of their mistakes.
- Should enter the classroom on time, not taking more than two minutes in the intermission.
- Must not punish children physically, use abusive word or make a discourteous remark at them for any matter.
- Should always make students obliged to communicate in English except in Bengali class.
- Should not make any private contact with guardians or create anti-motivation against the school.
- Should not assign Home Work without giving proper explanation.
- Must switch his/her cell-phone off before entering the class room.
- Must NOT eat during a lesson.
- Will not be allowed to enter in the exam hall unless one has been assigned as an invigilator.
- Must exchange salam.
Code of Conduct
This code of conduct is designed to clarify various matters of personal conduct which may concern you in relation to your position in Ingenious:
- Gifts from Students: Accepting gifts from students is emphatically discouraged. A teacher may accept flowers or cards in good grace. S/he may also accept Calendars/Diaries as students usually bring them as a New Year’s greeting on behalf of their parents’ office/company.
- Teachers’ Birthdays: Celebration of teachers’ birthdays should also be discouraged as in most cases children go overboard with the arrangements and quite often burden the parents to get involved.
- Relatives/Family Friends in Class: Personal relationships inside the class between teachers and students are discouraged. Talking in familiar terms, enquiring after the family or parents in an un-official manner is to be avoided.
- Outside Contact with students: Any form of personal liaison with students beside the student/teacher relationship is best to be avoided. Use of students’ transport and encouraging home visits by students are a few examples of behavior that is discouraged.
- Notes to parents: All answers or notes written in a child’s Diary for parents should be polite and sensible. Difficult or confrontational situations should be discussed with the authorities.
- Classroom Gestures: A teacher must maintain such an environment in the classroom so that it is ideal for the healthy growth of the students’ mentality. An offensive statement/remark to a student/teacher made by the teacher makes him/her answerable to the authority.
- Comments by Teachers: Teachers must refrain from making improper comments about students, parents, family backgrounds, etc. Parents or families should never be used as references while dealing with a child’s offense or misconduct in school. Comments about a child should be restrained and not cross the limit of decency and propriety. Students must not be discussed in teacher’s rooms or other informal situations.
Students’ problems are serious official matters and should be given due importance. They should be discussed only with proper persons, i.e. the class teacher/subject teachers/administrative personnel in private, and confidentiality should be maintained at all times.
- Using Other Students as an Example: There have been cases where teachers have referred to other students when discussing a child with his/her parents. A student should never be discussed in one way or another with any parent other than his/her own. We are not to compare two students in any situation. They are all to be accepted as individuals and treated as separate personalities.
- Teachers discussing one Another: Teachers are requested not to discuss with other teachers and/or criticize their teaching techniques with the students or their colleagues. When necessary, it can be discussed with the proper authorities only in a discreet manner in order to maintain a congenial working atmosphere.
- Teacher’s Salary: These are confidential matters and should not be discussed with colleagues or other personnel.
- About School: If anything referring to the school is felt uncongenial, teachers MUST report to the office instead of making it a matter of public discussion/criticism. All talks must be constructive for the school.
If any of the above-mentioned Guidelines is repeatedly ignored, or a breach in the Code of Conduct is noticed, the school authority can take immediate action without serving any letter. The extent of breach may lead to consequences like termination where it cancels the terms and clauses of the school’s appointment with the teacher.