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  1. PURPOSE

Establish clearly defined guidelines for entertainment function within the school calendar in order to exercise and maintain a good standard of socialization within the staff. Ensure what is expected from each staff member and what functions are covered by the committee.

  1. SCOPE

Establish clearly defined guidelines for entertainment function within the school calendar in order to exercise and maintain a good standard of socialization within the staff.

Ensure what is expected from each staff member and what functions are covered by the committee.

  1. DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSE OF THIS POLICY, THE FOLLOWING WORDS AND TERMS SHALL HAVE THE MEANINGS ASSIGNED TO THE HEREUNDER.

 

STAFF

Any individual employed by the Department of Education or seconded to the school, including any SGB employee or any person contracted to the school.

 

 

SCHOOL

BRIGHT FUTURE Special School as an institution.

 

 

ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE

A team of staff members chosen to serve and lead in terms of entertainment programs.

 

 

CONVENOR

a person elected to head the committee.

 

CIRCULAR

– Our written information, which will serve as a form of communication within members as well as with the staff.

 

  1. RESPONSIBILITY

(i) The final responsibility for this policy rests with the principal. (ii) The Deputy Principal and SMT are responsible for the effective implementation and adherence to the provisions of this policy. (iii) The convenor shall acts as a commander in chief of the committee members and members shall work co-operatively with him/her to ensure a smooth running of the committee.

 

  1. Functions covered

 

5.1. Opening and closing Functions

 

There shall be an opening party to celebrate the beginning of the year. The financial support of the function will be payable by the staff members. For the closing party, the school shall provide.

 

5.2. Mother’s and father’s day

 

These special days shall be observed as per the agreement of the staff members in honour of each other.

 

5.3. Welcoming and Farewell Functions

 

5.3.1. Welcoming

 

The responsibility rest with staff to organize such a function and staff members are expected to pay R20.00 per newly appointed person. The 45 days should not lapse before such function is organized after a person/s is / are formally introduced to the staff.

 

5.3.2. Farewell

 

The staff members contribute R100.00, which to be allocated as follows:

 

R30.00 towards refreshments and R70.00 towards the present. The 45 days should not lapse before such a function is organised after the person’s last day at school. We must farewell each and every staff member irrespective of whether is employed by government or SGB.

 

 Every staff member must pay regardless of whether they are at school or on leave.

 

5.4. Secret Pal

 

R500.00 will contributed towards secret pals per year. Only those who are willing will play secret pal so that the outcome/ purpose/ goal of playing secret pal is achieved.

 

5..5. Wedding

 

A staff member must report when s/he is getting married. A contribution of R50.00 will be collected towards the present of the newly wed. The staff member must report long before the day of marriage so that the staff may collect the contribution on time.

 

  1. General

 

The circular will be used to communicate and also to request educators to contribute towards functions. The staff members are urged to make the work of the convenor or a person nominated by the convener to collect monies easy by complying on time.

 

  1. Compliance

 

Failure to comply with this policy or any contravention of this policy that may lead to the work of the committee unbearable may at the discretion of the principal be regarded as misconduct and will be dealt with accordingly.

 

  1. Duty and obligation

 

As a staff member; it is your duty and obligation to pay any contribution towards any function organised at the school regardless of any circumstance.

 

  1. Sponsorship

 

Every staff member is welcome to consult with the committee regarding anybody willing to make a donation towards school functions.

 

  1. Dishing

 

No food will be reserved for the staff member who is absent on the day of the function unless that person is around the school premises.

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

Convener (Elected Member)

Members (Volunteers)

CLASSROOM POLICY

SCOPE AND PURPOSE

This policy applies to ALL learners and teachers.

Ensuring learning and teaching.

TEACHER

  • Sets rules and agree on them with learners
  • Displays rules on the wall at the beginning of the year.
  • Maintains discipline in the classroom.
  • Nominates and empowers a leader amongst learners (Prefect).
  • Makes the classroom environment conducive for teaching and learning (climate and physical).
  • Keeps the classroom neat and tidy always.
  • Marks class register daily.
  • Labels classroom resources and keep them safely.
  • Comes in the classroom well prepared.
  • Employs the best tactics known to manage the class.

LEARNER

  • Should obtain permission first before leaving the classroom.
  • Should abide with classroom rules at all the time.
  • Should be involved in extra-mural activities.

DISCIPLINARY MEASURES

Disciplinary is the responsibility of the class manager and the SMT.

PREAMBLE PURPOSE

Learners should take care of their LTSM \resources

SCOPE

Every staff member is liable for school assets.

• School assets must be all marked

• Stock taking will be done timeously\anytime

• Staff is responsible and accountable for school assets, which is allocated to him\her.

• Staff must pay for lost assets allocated to her/him

• Report immediately to your supervisor / office if assets is lost.

• Assets should be kept in the safe place i.e. lockable cupboard, trunk, box etc.

DISCIPLINARY ACTION

Disciplinary measures should be taken to any loss of resources. Staff member should pay for any lost / damage asset.

PREAMBLE

Education of leaners is the responsibility of both the parents and the school alike; a shared responsibility in this regard becomes a necessity.

PURPOSE

To develop higher order of thinking skills amongst learners and ensure parental involvement in the learning of a child.

SCOPE

This policy applies to ALL leaners except those classes, which cannot handle homework. It also applies to all teachers and parents as far as possible.

POLICY

Homework is given from Monday to Friday.

Only one learning area per day.

Minimum work load as learners experiencing barriers in learning are easily distracted and have a short attention span.

Parents to monitor and sign homework.

Educators to mark and give feedback to learners.

Learners to be given time to do homework in class if there are constrain at home.

DISCIPLINARY ACTION

ALL the stakeholders who do not follow the procedures will be taken to task by the authority.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Class Teachers (Homework)

Departmental Heads (Supervision)

Parent (Supervision)

Date Amended:___________

SGB Chairperson                                 

 

SGB Secretary                              ________________                                            

PREAMBLE

The policy seeks to put means into order to proactively address unacceptable behavior towards self and others in and around the school premises.  

 

SCOPE AND PURPOSE

This policy applies to ALL learners, teachers and members of staff at the school, taking into consideration, “Caring” as our motto and safety is our priority.

 

DEFINITION

Bullying is an aggressive behavior arising from a deliberate intent to cause or psychological distress to others.

 

FORMS OF BULLYING

Hurtful teasing

Pushing and shoving

Malicious gossip

Racist comments

Damage to the personality of an individual

Cyber bullying

Abusive / Vulgar language

 

DISCIPLINARY ACTION

 The school is committed to taking all reasonable precautions and corrective measures to address all forms of harassment.  The school will support alleged victims of bullying and provide pastoral care.  Disciplinary procedures will be effected by all authorized structures.

Date Amended:__________________

SGB Chairperson________________ SGB Secretary __________________

Principal ______________________

PREAMBLE

 

This  policy has  been  developed  in  response  to  a  need  to  phase  in  assessment  practices  that  are  compatible  with  DCAPS.

 

SCOPE & PURPOSE

 

This policy implies to ALL educators and learners.

 

Teachers

 

Have the   overall  responsibility  to  assess  the  progress  of  the  learners  in  achieving  expected  learning outcomes.

Plan and  implement  the  assessment  processes  e. baseline, continuous, summative  in  the  learning  processes.

Should stick on  authenticity  &  reliability  of  the  assessment, sufficiency  of  evidence  and  validity  of

Good records keeping is essential, record book/ files kept up to date and confidential.

Make use  of  assessment  codes  determined  by  the  Department  of

Make of use of suitable assessment tools in every assessment processes.

Learners should  be  given  a  chance  to  assess  themselves  and  their  peers  against  given

Learners’ profile on achievement across curriculum should be built.

Parents should  be  involved  in  assessment  process

At the  end  of  each  term  reporting  is  done  to  parents  on  the  achievement /progress of

Departmental Head must  ensure  that  assessment  processes are executed  in  their  respective  phases in  accordance  with  this

Reporting format  to  the  parents  is  done  in line  with  the  departmental  policies / requirement.

DISCIPLINARY MEASURES

Teachers will  be  held  accountable  for  failure to ensure  that  assessment  processes are  executed accordingly.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

Deputy Principal – WSE (Head of Assessments)

Departmental Heads (Moderation)

Class Teachers (Assessments)

Principal (Ex Officio Member

PREAMBLE

 

The safety of learners within the school premises is dependent on reliable and accountable supervision by adults.

 

PURPOSE

 

Caring is our motto.  Our learners should be supervised at all times and be taken care of by members of staff ensuring their safety and wellbeing.

 

SCOPE

 

This policy applies to ALL members of staff.

 

DUTIES

 

Staff members on duty should move around to have a better view and control of learners.

Staff on duty to ensure that learners do not loiter around the offices and toilet premises.

All staff members have the ability to address crisis, misdemeanor as they arise during supervision.

Staff members on duty take care of learners whenever there is a transport crisis, until the crisis is resolved.

All members must adhere to the duty roaster/ allocation

RESPONSIBILITIES OF A TEAM LEADER.

 

Ensure all members are taking responsibility of supervision as expected.

Remind members about supervision responsibility and accountability.

Incidents must be witnessed, attended to, reported and recorded as they happen.

Team leader allocates members on different supervision points around the school premises.

DISCIPLINARY MEASURES

 

A team member should be reprimanded about 3 times.

After the third reprimand, a member is handed over to SMT for disciplinary procedures.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

 

Departmental Head (Team leader)

Teachers (Supervisors)

Members of Staff (Supervisors)

Leaners (Scouts & Prefects)

PURPOSE OF THE POLICY

All  staff  member  to  abide  by  the  code  of  conduct  as  set  out  by  the  school   and  ensure  the  motto  of  our  school  takes  precedence  over  personal  interests.

 

SCOPE

This policy applies to ALL STAFF MEMBERS

 

POLICY

  • NO usage of cell phone, ear phone and head phone during contact time. • Head phones , ear phones are prohibited during contact time and ground supervision time. • NO usage of cell phone, ear phone ,head phone during staff and phase meeting. • Ear phone and Head phone are not allowed at school. • Cell phones must be kept in the bags during contact time. • For emergency calls check at particular time.ie break time

 

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES

  • Informal discipline is the responsibility of every manager

i.e. Principal, DP, DH and Teachers

  • Formal discipline will be effected on the recommendation of the accountable manager and SMT.

PURPOSE

 

Caring for learners

 

Its high risk for learners’ causes stealing from each other.

Protecting learners from pornography.

SCOPE

ALL learners to be abide by the cell phone policy set out by the school.

 

POLICY

  • Cellphones are not allowed at the school. • NO cellphones at school except for AUTISM learners. • NO headphones and earphones are allowed at the school. • Learners bring their cellphones at their own risks.

 

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES

 Cellphones will be confiscated by teachers and submit to the office.  Managers to contact parent of the learner to collect the cellphone.

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  1. Teachers (Class teachers) 2. Departmental Heads (Relevant phase) 3. Deputy Principals (SBST)

PREAMBLE

Human Immune Virus / Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome is a dreaded disease that affect just about anyone. As a school we have a responsibility to support all affected and infected without any discrimination and reservations.                           

 

SCOPE

THIS POLICY APPLIES TO ALL LEARNERS, MEMBERS OF STAFF AND ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE INSTITUTION.

 

PURPOSE

To ensure that there is no transmission of HIV/Aids in the workplace.

To ensure that there is no discrimination of anyone affected or infected by HIV / Aids in the workplace.                           

LEANERS

Bright Future Special School for the Intellectually Impaired admits learners and serve their educational requirements without any discrimination.

An HIV affected or infected learner has the same rights and duties as other learners.

A learner cannot be expelled or refused admission because of the HIV status.

The governing body of the school may not administer any test related to the diagnosis of HIV and Aids before or after admitting a learner.

MEMBERS OF STAFF

An HIV affected or infected member of staff has the same rights and duties as other employees.

An employee cannot be denied employment because of the HIV status.

The school SGB cannot require an applicant to take HIV test before and after employment.

SAFE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT

The school nurse has first aid kit, which is used for all health related purposes.

Each class is provided with a pair of gloves to protect members for hygienic purposes.

The first aid kit that include protective gloves (LATEX) shall be available at sickbay at all times.

Sports supervisors are always advised to arm themselves with protective gloves in case of any incident.

First Aid kit is always available during excursions.

No learner is allowed to participate in sport with an open wound, sores, graze or open skin lesion

All body fluids (blood, saliva, urine etc.) shall be treated as infected by using universal precautions.

No learner shall be expected to handle body fluids of another learner.

If a learner is bleeding, no one is supposed to treat him / her with bear hands.

Contents of the first aid kit are regularly checked and immediate replacement made when there is a need.

EDUCATION ON HIV

Parents will be informed that their learners will be taught on HIV.

Learners will be taught on how to protect themselves against aids.

The committee or any other resourceful person shall train learners and employees on HIV transmission.

The school shall at all times help the learners and employees to keep healthy by:

 

Providing a nourishing diet to all learners.

Encourage drinking of water.

Encourage regular exercising and physical training.

Educate on junk food and its effects.

Educate on dangers of alcohol and drugs including smoking.

Educate on unprotected sex.

NB: All the above will be enforced and put into action with the help of the school professional nurse.

 

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES

Anyone found to have violated the procedures above, will be viewed to have violated human rights and be disciplined accordingly.

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  1. Professional Nurse – (Committee Convenor) 2. Deputy Principal (Leaner Affairs) 3. Departmental Heads (Affected Phase) 4. Class Teachers (Affected Class) 5. SNES (Support Services)

DISCIPLINE SAFETY & SECURITY POLICY

PURPOSE

 

To ensure the safety of the school, assets and   people.

 

SCOPE

Staff Members, Stakeholders, Learners, Parents and Visitors. It also covers school assets.

 

POLICY

All learners  are  expected to  be within  school  premises  during  school

The school  should  be  fully  fenced  and  there  must  be one  entrance  with  security  taking  particulars  of  all  the  visitors  entering  the

The visitors  will be  asked to declare dangerous  weapons  and  be  asked  to  leave  weapons in the  safe  with the

Emergency telephone  numbers  ( police, ambulance, fire fighters ,child line etc)  shall  be  placed  where  everybody  will  be  able  to  see  them  in the  case  of

The school   should  have  first  aid  kit  and  be  accessible in  the  sickbay  and

Electricity should  be  well  maintained  and  no  wires  should  be  left  uncovered  or

No learner  to  be  sent  to  the  shop  or  outside  the 

The gate  must  be  locked  at all  times  for  the  safety  of  staff and learners  at the

School assets e.g. buses be kept in the safe place, e.g. garage/undercover parking as far as possible.

Security personnel  should  be  informed  timeously  of events  taking  place  within  school

Creation of  good  relationship  between  the  school,  community  and  business  sector  is  of  vital

Everyone  to ensure  that  doors  and  windows  are  closed,  lights  and  plugs  switched  off  before  they  leave

 

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE

Informal discipline is the responsibility of every manager i.e. teachers, departmental heads, and deputy principals.

Formal discipline is effectuated as the need arises.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Scouts (Leaders amongst learners)

Prefects(Chosen leaders in learners)

Teachers (Class teachers)

Departmental Heads (Relevant phase)

Deputy Principals (SBST)

Principal (HoD Representative)

SGB (Tribunal)

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