Welcome to the 2019-20 academic school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership to ensure our learners can achieve their highest potential. however, to be successful in school, our lerners need support from both home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a significant difference in our learners’ education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our learners’ success and rest assured only the very best will be done to carry out theses responsibilities.
RULES & REGULATIONS
- General Conduct
- All students should uphold the core values of the school:
- All students should be polite and well-behaved at all times.
- All students should be orderly and self-disciplined at all times.
- All students should respect the staff, their school, school uniform and school property.
- We would like to use photographs and videos of pupils to share with parents on our website and social media. If you do not want your child’s photo to be used or for them to appear in videos, please notify the school in writing.
- Your child will be expected to regularly attend school – regular attendance is essential to promote the education of their peers. Taking family holidays during term time or finishing school in the week preceding the end of term is very strongly discouraged (Such absences are noted on each child’s end of year Academic Reports).
- Parents must give the school a brief biography of problems, special needs, fears, strength, weaknesses and past school experience. ( copies of testing, reports, etc must be submitted to the school).
- Parents must indicate if there is any medical problem or allergic to any kind of food or medicine.
- Fees regulations
- Termly Tuition Fees must be paid in full on or before the first day of term to which they relate.
- Fees will not be reduced as a result of absence for any reason. Neither will Fees be refunded or reduced for learners leaving before the end of a term.
- There will be additional supplemental charges for school trips and for some School activities, payable in advance, these will be notified in writing before.
- Stay in assigned areas.
- Once students arrive at school they are required to remain at school until dismissal time or until signed out by their parents.
- Students are to arrive at school no earlier than 7:00 am , students will be the responsibility of their parents before 7:00 am.
- School days will end at 2:00 pm, Students are to leave the school building no later than 15 minutes after the end of their school day, as students will be the responsibility of parents after 2:15.
- At noon and recesses, students remain in their designated play areas.
- The corridors are not play areas.
- Students are not allowed in classrooms at any time unless under teacher supervision.
- School Uniform
- All students must wear the prescribed school uniform and no modification to the uniform is allowed.
- PE uniform is only allowed during PE time.
- Students must wear black leather shoes all day, trainers are allowed only in PE time. (no soccer boots during school time).
- If there is a leg injury, students are allowed to wear proper sandals instead of their school shoes.
- Hair & Personal Hygiene
- Hair must be neat and tidy at all times.
- No gel, mousse, fancy hair styling or tinting of hair is allowed for any student.
- Girls’ hair should be above base of collar or neatly tied up.
- All ribbons, rubber bands and hair clips used should be white.
- Boys’ hair should be short, sloped at the sides and rear.
- Nails should be kept short and clean.
- Students should not bring any valuables to school.
- Students should not bring electronic games, cards and toys to the school.
- Students should not bring excessive pocket money to school.
- Girls may wear plain stud earrings.
- Who to Contact & Complaints Procedure?
- Who to Contact?
Strong links between the school and home are important as we work very closely with our parents throughout your child’s time at AL YUSR school.
First Contact the Class Teacher, if the matter remains unresolved contact the Principal of School.
Progress/ academic inquires
First Contact the Class Teacher, If the matter remains unresolved contact the Principal of School.
- Complaints Procedure
Suggestions and comments from parents will be taken seriously.
any complaints you raise. If you wish to make a complaint you have 2 steps:
We aspire to resolve any problems quickly and informally through discussion with the appropriate member of staff.
The member of staff to whom the complaint has been directed, will make a written record of all concerns and complaints and the date on which they were received. Should the matter not be resolved satisfactorily then parents will be advised to proceed with their complaint in accordance with stage 2 of this procedure.
If you are not satisfied with the response you received, you can make a formal complaint.
The clear details of the complaint, the procedure followed that concerns you and reasons for unsatisfactory outcome
should be addressed to the principal in writing.
The response you will receive
- full response will take the form of a letter or report telling you of the outcome of your complaint. It will explain the
conclusion, the reasons for it and any action taken.
- The principal will make an appointment to resolve the matter.
“To be a vibrant international community of an outstanding British-style education, focused on independent learning and the promotion of global citizenship.”
“To inspire all members of the school community to be curious, courageous, engaged and resilient learners, respecting diversity and motivated, as global citizens, to effect a positive change in society.”
Definition of Bullying
Bullying may be defined as repeated negative behavior that is intended to make others feel upset,uncomfortable or unsafe.
It is unwanted and often aggressive behavior.
Bullying behaviors can include:
- physical, social and psychological aspects such as: Neglecting, making someone uncomfortable; name-calling, taunting, mocking, making offensive comments; kicking, hitting, pushing and shoving, fighting, spitting; taking or damaging belongings.
- stealing from pupils’ school bags or lunch boxes.
- cyber-bullying; photographing, using or publishing photos without consent.
- gossiping, spreading hurtful and untruthful rumors.
- socially excluding people from groups e.g. not talking to them, excluding them from activities.
- religion or culture; special education needs and disabilities; appearance or health; sexual orientation; sexist or sexual bullying.
Positive Steps Towards Prevention:
- Pupils are encouraged to express their feelings and to understand what the term bullying means through
regular Global Citizenship lessons.
- The school runs an annual anti-bullying week to educate and address bullying.
- Children are encouraged to report bullying incidents to their Class Teacher/Duty Staff.
Parents are also encouraged to report any concerns to the School.
- The School will endeavor to ensure strict confidentiality and protection for those who report bullying occurrences.
- The School monitors bullying and the effectiveness of procedures (e.g. via regular pupil questionnaires).
- The School monitors all records of bullying to identify patterns in: individuals, class, year group, groups,
places and locations and times of day.
- Will be given a clear understanding of School expectations on behavior through assemblies, Global
Citizenship sessions and via published Codes of Conduct.
- Will be given a clear understanding of the definition, impact and seriousness of bullying through the
curriculum (year group projects, drama, stories, literature, historical events, current affairs).
- Will know what to do and who to turn to if they are being bullied.
- Will know what to do if they witness others being bullied. Pupils have a duty to report bullying whether
it is happening to themselves or others.
- Have knowledge of the policy and are aware of the signs of bullying; regular in-service reinforcement
- pro-actively supervise break times and look out for evidence of bullying.
- pro-actively report and respond to incidents and patterns identified and reported by middle and senior
- effectively cover the topic in Global Citizenship.
- effectively cover the topic in assemblies and other educational elements such as group projects, drama,
stories, literature, historical events.
- give careful consideration to pairing/grouping and sleeping arrangements during School activities/trips.
- Parents need to know that the School takes bullying seriously, and be aware of the serious sanctions for
persistent and severe cases.
- Parents need to support the School in stopping bullying, particularly in cases where their children have
been found to be bullying other pupils at School.
- Parents need to be informed about bullying, particularly in knowing the signs and symptoms.
- Parents need to accept School judgments and verdicts to bullying incidents, as long as it follows
procedure as outlined in this policy.