- Providing a safe, secure and supportive
environment where there is responsible social behaviour is a key priority of
the school and discipline is a necessity for the proper functioning of a
- It is generally acknowledged that the school is the mirror of the wider society and that student indiscipline is revelatory of deeper social ills. The education system therefore has to provide the right response to address this societal problem and measures have to be taken to deal with a wide variety of contributory factors ranging from parental responsibility, school leadership and management to teacher personality and style, pedagogical efficiency, teacher-pupil relationship and school culture.
ESSENTIAL ASPECTS OF GOOD DISCIPLINE.
- All members of the school community should be made aware of expected standards of acceptable behavior
- Approach dealing with several aspects of indiscipline should be consistent, as should be the case of praise for good behavior
- There should be clearly defined guidelines at the school level to maintain high standards
- Courtesy at all levels should be encouraged
- The entire school community has a key role to play including, teachers, nonteaching staff, parents and children.
While Educators are expected to demonstrate high professional standards in the management of their individual classes, they and other staff are also expected to:
- Lead by example, be regular in attendance and punctual and be role models for the students;
- Ensure constant supervision of students and ascertain that they understand the meaning of acceptable behaviour;
- Collaborate in maintaining discipline during morning assembly and other events and activities;
- Strive for high standards of courtesy and behaviour in every aspect of relationships within the school;
- Intervene promptly and firmly when encountering unacceptable behaviour and be consistent in their responses to same;
- Support the implementation of the school behaviour programmes in a spirit of corporate responsibility;
- Draw the attention of the Head of School on any student whose behaviour is worthy of notice (praiseworthy or negative);
- Be supportive of students and colleagues and demonstrate good team spirit;
- Treat all students fairly and equally seeking to raise their self-esteem and develop their full potential;
- Take every opportunity to promote and reward good behaviour, achievement and effort
- Be the positive representatives of their institution through their professionalism at all times.
- Every student is responsible for his own behaviour and to act in a manner that demonstrates self-discipline and a sense of responsibility.
They are expected to
- 1. Abide by their School Behavior Policy rules;
- 2. Have a positive approach to their school life;
- 3. Show courtesy and respect at all times towards others;
- 4. Be regular in attendance and punctual;
- 5. Co-operate with their peers and staff;
- 6. Recognize that no poor standards of behavior will be accepted;
- 7. Develop a sense of community and of caring for each other and for the environment;
- 8. Accept responsibility for a well-ordered community at school and take a positive role in the running of the school;
- 9. Demonstrate a positive image of their school through their exemplary behavior at and outside school.