CODE OF ETHICS

Hearty Welcome to Lion Dr. ENP’s Group of Institutions!

I. ETHICS FOR STAFF

A.Towards School

  • Every staff is expected to lead by example and ensure that they uphold in letter and spirit the philosophy of Lion Dr. ENP’s group of institutions.
  • Staff is expected to be dressed in a presentable manner that is not provocative, disrespectful or offensive.
  • Habitual late coming and negligence of duty will in no way be permitted.
  • Usage of mobile phones during teaching hours is strictly not allowed. If there is an urgent call to be made or attended, permission can be taken from the respective superiors. Specially assigned staff whose position requires them to contact outside world are exempted from this.
  • The internet facility is provided to update one's knowledge and keep abreast with the current development in the educational field. It should be used only for these reasons and not for any other personal requirements.
  • The staff shall not part away any information of the school to any outsider, institutions, schools and any other associates, etc.
  • The staff shall follow the guidelines issued to them from time to time by the School Managing Committee. In case the guidelines are not followed, the staff shall be liable for disciplinary action.
  • The Staff shall refrain from talking about any issue or matter pertaining to school or having strong reactions in front of children.
  • The class teacher shall solely be responsible for the right maintenance of classroom including the digital board.
  • Every Staff is morally bound by the campus language (English) and is expected to motivate all our students for the same.
  • No visitors shall ever be entertained by the staff during the school hours.
  • Every Staff shall substantiate courtesy and professionalism while approaching the superiors despite being friendly to each other.
  • The staff is morally expected to obtain prior consent of the Headmistress/Principal in matters either taking leave or permission.
  • No staff shall be permitted to be out of the campus during school hours except in cases of being officially directed by the school managing committee. In case of urgent need, the staff is expected to seek permission from the respective Head.

B. Towards Colleagues

  • The staff must refrain from any kind of criticism and gossip about their colleagues within or out of school.
  • Comments which hurt a person’s sentiments and doubt his/her integrity and sincerity will not be tolerated or accepted at all. It will be dealt with very strictly by the management.
  • No staff shall air out lose comments that can create doubt, panic, rumour or unsettle the institutional process.
  • Discriminating behaviour towards colleagues will not be tolerated and no groupisms among the staff will be entertained.
  • Every staff shall share creative ideas in teaching-learning process without personal bias and take no offense at any for that matter.

C. Towards Students

  • The classes of every staff must be attended to on time without any excuse and delay.
  • The staff on substitution for any class, by virtue of his/her experience is expected to involve students in academic activities instead of idly overseeing them.
  • Use of corporal punishment in any form or to any degree will not be accepted under any circumstances, i.e., no physical abuse should be used like slapping, pinching, pushing, and pulling.
  • The Staff has responsibility for students to ensure the safety and well being at all times.
  • Sharing information about a child with other members of staff has to be done only in professional forum for academic progress and educational purposes.
  • Making sustained neglect in going through class work, homework and student diary will be strictly taken into account irrespective of any grievance from parents.
  • By word or action, no child shall be hurt emotionally, mentally and physically.
  • No child should be criticized for not being able to cope up with the class-work or any other school related activity.
  • No child should be left out in any school/group activity. Every child deserves a right to express himself/herself. If the teacher witnesses some kind of groupisms in the class where a child is excluded deliberately by other children, she/he has to intervene and sort out matters and make the child feel emotionally secure.
  • A child should not be teased by any other child/adult.
  • The child's personal life and family matters should not be discussed at all by the staff.
  • The staff should refrain from any kind of discrimination against any student on the grounds of caste, creed language, accent, place of origin, social and cultural background, class, clothes, and physical appearance.
  • The staff, by virtue, is expected to impart moral excellence for all students along with knowledge of their subject matter, being an epitome of good morals and wisdom.

D. Towards Parents

  • Parents should be treated with dignity and respect in words, actions and body language. Their queries should be answered with patience and understanding by any staff around irrespective of their domain.
  • The staff must refrain from any kind of criticism or gossip about the parents. If any such gossip is happening, it should be brought to the notice of the management.
  • The staff must bring to the management's notice if there is some kind of unreasonable demand on the parent's part, instead of arguing with the parents.
  • If parents come with query or demand, do acknowledge and if not clear, do ask in School and get back to the Parent. • Be specific in giving any word of advice to the parents about the child. The Parent must be taken into confidence before giving any piece of advice.
  • The staff is not allowed to meet any parent during school hours. Follow the school-allotted timing and then meet the parents after the children have left for the day. In emergency, can meet with the permission of the school managing committee.
  • Unless urgent, staff should not attend phone calls made by parents during school hours. Giving personal telephone number to parents should be avoided as far as possible, except in case of an exceptional issue and it should be done with the knowledge of the superiors.
  • Staff should avoid discussing school matters to Parents in a social setting.
  • Staff should refrain from commenting on colour, name, surname, and physical appearance, choices in life, clothes, class, economic status, language, accent, educational background and ability of parent/parents.

II. ETHICS FOR STUDENTS

Om Shanthi CBSE School prides itself on its high standard of discipline & code of conduct of our students. We expect all our students to adhere to the code for:

  • Personal hygiene, attendance & punctuality
  • Good manners, Language & conduct
  • Love and Respect for others, school, its property & reputation
  • Obedience to school rules & regulations in all areas
  • Any breach of code of conduct could result in strict warning or reprimand. In extreme cases, this could also result in suspension or rustication of the ward. The decision of the School Managing Committee would be final and binding in all such cases.
  • The school reserves the right to terminate the continuance of students with unsatisfactory progress in studies or whose conduct is a bad example for others.
  • Students who are escorted to and from school in the care of servants or other domestic staff may not leave the school premises without their nominated escort. In case of a delay in the arrival of such escorts, they should report the matter to the school office.

Observance of the following is compulsory for all students and deviations will lead to serious steps.

  • Uniform is compulsory during school hours and for all school functions including all such instances where students are representing the school outside.
  • Uniform must always be neat and clean. I-Card is a part of the uniform and must be worn at all times.
  • Bullying and the use of foul language are punishable offences, whether in or out of school. Students found using the same will be expelled.
  • Damaging or disfiguring any school property may result in expulsion from school.
  • Students are prohibited from bringing any CD or other storage devices like floppies, pen drives or I-pods, without due permission.
  • Bringing mobile phones, cameras, expensive articles, etc., to school is strictly forbidden.
  • It is mandatory for all students, unless instructed otherwise to be present for festivals and functions celebrated in and outside the school.
  • The school is committed to protecting the environment and expects its students to be environment friendly in all their actions. The use of poly- bags (plastic bags) is, therefore, strictly prohibited in the school and students should consciously avoid their use for any purpose.
  • Any leave taken by the student should be intimated to school office or prior permission needs to be taken from the class teacher or Principal.
  • In case of absence of more than two days on Medical Grounds, Medical Certificate shall be attached along with application.
  • There is no provision for half day leave, except on exam/test days which is permitted only in case of illness.  Child will be marked absent if s/he were to be taken home by parents/guardians/authorized persons during schools hours, in case of function or any other event except for illness even if it were to be an examination/ test day.
  • A student, returning to school after suffering an infectious or contagious disease, should produce a doctor’s fitness certificate permitting her/him to attend school.
  • Repeated absence without notice or unexplained absence without written application for more than six consecutive days renders the student is liable to have her/his name struck off the rolls. Re-admission may only be granted after payment of a re-admission fee.
  • All students are expected to attend school on the opening day immediately following the vacations. Absence on the day of reopening of the school will attract strict disciplinary action.
  • It is compulsory for students to achieve 90% attendance in each term in order to be eligible to take the end-of-term assessment. This stipulation can only be relaxed on genuine medical grounds, at the sole discretion of the Principal.
  • Absence for more than 10% of total number of working days may result in detention of the child in the same class. Even on medical grounds a student cannot remain absent for more than 20% of total working days.

LATE ARRIVAL IN SCHOOL

Students are expected to reach school 10 minutes before the start of the Home Room period (start of the school). Students repeatedly arriving late, without a plausible explanation will be given strict warning and on continuation subject to disciplinary action.

If, due to certain exigencies, a student has to leave the school campus during school hours, the following have to be sincerely observed:

  • The outpass must be obtained from the office and parents have to hold on for ten minutes for their ward to reach them with the baggage and outpass signed by the Principal and the class teacher.
  • The outpass has to be left with the watchman at the gate before leaving the campus for any future reference.

REGULATIONS OF SCHOOL TRANSPORT

A student using the school bus is expected to be at the bus stop at least five minutes before the scheduled arrival of the bus. If school bus is missed due to the student’s delay, the conveyance for the day has to be arranged by the parent concerned.

  • The student has to be on the correct side of the arriving bus.
  • Students must keep all parts of their body inside the bus at all times.
  • They should not put their hands out even for waving.
  • No object should be thrown inside or outside the bus.
  • The consumption of edibles and drinks is not permitted in the bus.
  • Unruly behaviour like shrieking and shouting is strictly prohibited.
  • The driver’s attention must not be distracted for any reason.
  • The drivers are authorised to stop buses only at designated stops. The list of stops is prepared keeping in view the convenience and safety of all bus commuters and is subject to change.

CLASSROOM ETIQUETTE

  1. I must be disciplined and attentive.
  2. I must respect others as I do myself.
  3. I must respect my property, that of others and the school.
  4. I must complete my work and submit it on time.
  5. I must benefit from the teaching and allow my friends to do so.

HOW CAN PARENTS HELP THE PUPIL?

  1. The bag is packed according to the timetable.
  2. The pupil does not have any toys, games, unnecessary books/articles.
  3. The pupil has the material required for the project.
  4. Discipline problems begin with: not wearing the proper uniform, hair not combed, nails not pared, shoes not polished, books not brought, homework not completed, School Handbook not brought, remarks not signed, arriving late, etc. This causes a pupil to be questioned about the non- compliance of the rules. Very often the parent is disturbed by this too and it leads to a lot of time and energy expended on such issues. Hence our request to you is to insist that your children comply with the norms set in their interest.

Note :Proper decorum (no matter how upset you are) will be maintained while on the school campus and particularly when speaking to the school staff or in the school offices and when speaking to school authorities. Any emotional outburst will lead to serious steps even to the extent of expulsion of the child concerned from the school.

REGULATIONS OF RESOURCE CENTRE

The school’s Resource Centre is open to all students from Grade III. All classes have one session at Resource Centre per week. Students visiting the Resource Centre have to observe the following rules:

  • Every student shall borrow and read books from Resource Centre each month with the help of I-card, as per instructions of teacher or librarian.
  • Until the previously issued book is returned, students will not be eligible for a fresh issue.
  • Reference books are not for issue. These books can be read only in the Resource Centre.
  • If books are returned late without a valid reason, the borrowing facility will be withdrawn for a period of 4 weeks or more. Books marked, disfigured, damaged or lost while in their possession will have to be replaced by the borrower, failing which their parents will be billed for a replacement.
  • Any student found deliberately damaging or defacing a book may be debarred from the Resource for the entire term or academic year and a heavy fine will be levied.
  • The Resource Centre has an open access system, and the students must help maintain the order and organization of the collection in different shelves. They must place the books in the shelves strictly according to the call numbers, after consultation with the librarian.
  • Students are not allowed to bring their personal books or belongings to the Resource Centre. Resource Centre books should be returned on time, failing which, parents will be asked to report to school and explain the non-return of Resource Centre books by their ward.
  • Strict discipline and complete silence has to be maintained in the Resource Centre.
  • It is mandatory for all the students to associate with the activities of resource centre.