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.
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.
- DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSE OF THIS POLICY, THE FOLLOWING WORDS AND TERMS SHALL HAVE THE MEANINGS ASSIGNED TO THE HEREUNDER.
Any individual employed by the Department of Education or seconded to the school, including any SGB employee or any person contracted to the school.
BRIGHT FUTURE Special School as an institution.
A team of staff members chosen to serve and lead in terms of entertainment programs.
a person elected to head the committee.
– Our written information, which will serve as a form of communication within members as well as with the staff.
(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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
Every staff member is welcome to consult with the committee regarding anybody willing to make a donation towards school functions.
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.
Convener (Elected Member)
SCOPE AND PURPOSE
This policy applies to ALL learners and teachers.
Ensuring learning and teaching.
- 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.
- 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 is the responsibility of the class manager and the SMT.
Learners should take care of their LTSM \resources
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 measures should be taken to any loss of resources. Staff member should pay for any lost / damage asset.
Education of leaners is the responsibility of both the parents and the school alike; a shared responsibility in this regard becomes a necessity.
To develop higher order of thinking skills amongst learners and ensure parental involvement in the learning of a child.
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.
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.
ALL the stakeholders who do not follow the procedures will be taken to task by the authority.
Class Teachers (Homework)
Departmental Heads (Supervision)
SGB Secretary ________________
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.
Bullying is an aggressive behavior arising from a deliberate intent to cause or psychological distress to others.
FORMS OF BULLYING
Pushing and shoving
Damage to the personality of an individual
Abusive / Vulgar language
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.
SGB Chairperson________________ SGB Secretary __________________
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.
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.
Teachers will be held accountable for failure to ensure that assessment processes are executed accordingly.
Deputy Principal – WSE (Head of Assessments)
Departmental Heads (Moderation)
Class Teachers (Assessments)
Principal (Ex Officio Member
The safety of learners within the school premises is dependent on reliable and accountable supervision by adults.
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.
This policy applies to ALL members of staff.
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.
A team member should be reprimanded about 3 times.
After the third reprimand, a member is handed over to SMT for disciplinary procedures.
Departmental Head (Team leader)
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.
This policy applies to ALL STAFF MEMBERS
- 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
- 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.
Caring for learners
Its high risk for learners’ causes stealing from each other.
Protecting learners from pornography.
ALL learners to be abide by the cell phone policy set out by the school.
- 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.
Cellphones will be confiscated by teachers and submit to the office. Managers to contact parent of the learner to collect the cellphone.
- Teachers (Class teachers) 2. Departmental Heads (Relevant phase) 3. Deputy Principals (SBST)
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.
THIS POLICY APPLIES TO ALL LEARNERS, MEMBERS OF STAFF AND ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE INSTITUTION.
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.
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.
Anyone found to have violated the procedures above, will be viewed to have violated human rights and be disciplined accordingly.
- 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
To ensure the safety of the school, assets and people.
Staff Members, Stakeholders, Learners, Parents and Visitors. It also covers school assets.
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
Informal discipline is the responsibility of every manager i.e. teachers, departmental heads, and deputy principals.
Formal discipline is effectuated as the need arises.
Scouts (Leaders amongst learners)
Prefects(Chosen leaders in learners)
Teachers (Class teachers)
Departmental Heads (Relevant phase)
Deputy Principals (SBST)
Principal (HoD Representative)
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