Discipline

Positive Discipline Policy of the School

Objectives

  1. Provide broad guidelines for the schools to review and update their own school discipline policy.
  2. Formulate clear school rules and regulations on school discipline
  3. Maintain fairness and consistency in addressing disciplinary issues
  4. Aim for zero occurrence of indiscipline by your students both inside and outside the school
  5. Reiterate the important role of the various stakeholders (Trs, Parents & SMB – Students)

 School Discipline Committee

  1. Principal/VP(Chairperson)
  2. SMT(member)
  3. Warden/matron(member)
  4. Teacher counselor (member)
  5. Class teachers (member)
  6. Student body (school captain)

POSSIBLE OFFENSES AND POSSIBLE SANCTIONS

Level 1. Possible offenses and sanctions

Offense

Type

Sanction. 1 Sanction. 2 = Level 2

( These sanctions are provided if a child commits the same offense repeatedly)

Sanction .3= Level 3

(These sanctions are provided if a child commits the same offense repeatedly)

 

Absenteeism in any of the school activity.

·      Reminder to student by teacher concerned

·      Teacher – child conference

·      Counselor’s intervention

·        Principal – Child Conference

·        Principal – Parent /Guardian Conference

·        Discipline committee’s Intervention

·      Parent/Guardian Undertaking

·      Written warning

·      Suspension

 

Tardiness in all school activity

·      Reminder to student by teacher concerned

·      Teacher – child conference

·      Counselor’s intervention

·        Principal – Child Conference

·        Principal – Parent /Guardian Conference

·        Discipline committee’s Intervention

·      Parent/Guardian Undertaking

·      Written warning

·      Suspension

 

Violation of school dress code

·     Reminder to student by person concerned

·     Teacher – child Conference.

·     Counselor’s intervention

·        Principal – Child Conference.

·        Principal – Parent Conference

·        Discipline committee’s Intervention

·       Parent/Guardian Undertaking

·       Written warning

·       Suspension

 

Graffiti

·     Reminder to student by person concerned

·     Teacher – child conference

·     Counselor’s intervention

·     Principal – Child Conference.

·     Principal – Parent Conference

·     Discipline committee’s Intervention

·       Parent/Guardian Undertaking

·       Written warning

·       Suspension

Tattoos ·      Remind the student by person concerned.

·      Teacher – child conference

·      Counselor’s intervention

·        Principal – Parent Conference

·     Discipline committee’s Intervention

·       Written warning

·       Suspension

Littering ·     Remind the student by teacher concerned

·     Teacher – child conference

·     Counselor’s intervention

·        Principal – Parent Conference

·        Discipline committee’s Intervention

·    Written warning

·    Suspension

Possession of

electronic gadgets

·     Reminder to students by teacher.

·     Parent notification.

·        Principal – Parent Conference

·        Confiscate that belonging.

·        Discipline committee’s Intervention

·    Written warning

·    Suspension

 

Foul /Indecent languages

·     Teacher-Child Conference

·     Class Teacher- Child Conference

·        Principal – Parent Conference

·        Counselor-Child Conference.

·        Discipline committee’s Intervention

 

·    Written warning

·    Suspension

Negative peer pressures ·     Teacher- Child concerned

·     Peer Helper

·     Counselor-Child Conference.

·      Undertaking letter from a child

·        Discipline committee’s Intervention

·    Written warning

·    Suspension

Level 1.

Possible Offenses and Sanctions……Continuation

Offense

Type

Sanction

1

Sanction. 2 = Level 2

( These sanctions are provided if a child commits the same offense repeatedly)

Sanction .3= Level 3

(These sanctions are provided if a child commits the same offense repeatedly)

Mischief ·     Remind to child

·     Teacher Child Conference

·     Parent notification.

·     Undertaking letter from a child

·     Discipline committee’s Intervention

·     Written warning

·     Suspension

Petty thief ·     Counselor-Child Conference.

·     Parent notification.

·     Undertaking letter from a child

·     Discipline committee’s Intervention

·     Written warning

·     Suspension

Disrespectful behaviors ·     Reminder to students.

·     Teacher – child conference

·     Counselor-Child Conference.

·     Undertaking letter from a child

·     Principal- Parent Conference.

·     Discipline committee’s Intervention

 

·     Written warning

·     Suspension

Harassment

(Child to child)

·     Teacher Child conference

·     Counselor-Child Conference.

·     Parent notification.

·     Principal- Parent Conference

·     Discipline committee’s Intervention

.

·     Parent/Guardian Undertaking

·     Written warning

·     Suspension

Business transaction ·     Teacher Concerned Vs. Child

·     Parent notification.

·     Discipline committee’s Intervention

·     Principal- Parent Conference.

·     Written warning

·     Suspension

 

Note: All the offenses in level 1 are considered to be minor disturbances and accordingly it shall be dealt with sanction 1only. Sanction 1 alone has varieties of corrective measures and it must be applied one after another to improve the child. Even after the close of sanction 1, if a child commits the same offense repeatedly, it will then tantamount to level 2 sanctions (Sanction no.2)still, if the offender shows no improvement and commits the same offense, the offender shall be liable for the sanctions of level 3 (Sanction no.3).

Level 2: Possible Offenses and Sanctions (Violation of school Rules)

Offense Type Sanction

1

Sanction

2

Sanction

3

 

Insubordination

·     Counselor-Child Conference.

·     Principal – Child Conference

·     Undertaking letter from Child.

·     Parent/Guardian Undertaking

·     Written warning

·     Suspension

·     Expulsion

 

 

Substance abuse

·     Counselor-Child Conference.

·     Principal – Child Conference

·     Undertaking letter from Child.

·     Discipline committee’s Intervention

·     Parent/Guardian Undertaking

·     Written warning

·     Suspension

·     Expulsion

 

Dishonest behaviours

·     Teacher – child conference

·     Counselor-Child Conference

·     Principal –Child Conference

·     Discipline committee’s Intervention

·     Undertaking letter from Child.

·     Parent/Guardian Undertaking

·     Written warning

·     Suspension

·     Expulsion

 

Plagiarism

·     Teacher – child conference

·     Counselor- Child Conference

·     Discipline committee’s Intervention

·     Written warning

·     Suspension

·     Expulsion

Hooliganism ·     Teacher – child conference

·     Principal – Child Conference

·     Counselor -child conference

·     Discipline Committee Interference

·     Parent/Guardian Undertaking

·     Written warning

·     Suspension

·     Expulsion

Gambling ·     Teacher – child conference

·     Counselor-Child Conference.

·     Principal child conference

·     Discipline committee intervention

·     Undertaking letter from a child.

·     Parent/Guardian Undertaking

·     Written warning

·     Suspension

·     Expulsion

Bullying 1.   Teacher – child conference

2.   Counselor-Child Conference.

3.   Parent notification.

4.   Discipline Committee Interference

5.   Written warning

6.   Suspension

7.   Expulsion

Illicit relationship

  • Teacher -child conference
  • Counselor-Child Conference.
  • Parent notification.
  • Discipline committee’s Intervention
  • Deprived privileges.
  • Written warning
  • Suspension
  • Expulsion

Possession of harmful

substances

  • Parent notification.
  • Counselor-Child Conference
  • Discipline committee’s Intervention
  • Undertaking letter from a child.
  • Parent/Guardian Undertaking
  • Written warning
  • Suspension
  • Expulsion

Defamation

  • Counselor-Child Conference.
  • Principal child conference
  • Discipline committee’s Intervention
  • Parent/Guardian Undertaking
  • Written warning
  • Suspension
  • Expulsion

Prowling

  • Teacher child conference
  • Principal child conference
  • Counselor-Child Conference.
  • Discipline committee’s Intervention
  • Undertaking letter from a child.
  • Parent/Guardian Undertaking
  • Written warning
  • Suspension
  • Expulsion

Discrimination

  • Counselor-Child Conference.
  • Principal – Child Conference
  • Discipline Committee’s Interference
  • Parent/Guardian Undertaking
  • Written warning
  • Suspension
  • Expulsion

Note: All the offenses in this level are violation of school rules and severe in nature. As a result, it shall be dealt accordingly with severe sanctions (Sanction No 2.). Sanction 2 alone has varieties of corrective measures and it must be applied one after another to improve the child. Even after the close of sanction 2, if a child commits the same offense repeatedly, it will then tantamount to level 3 sanctions (Sanction no.3). The offender shall be liable for the sanctions of level 3 (Sanction no.3).

Level 3: Possible Offenses and Sanctions (Severe violation of school rules and national laws

Offense Type Sanction

1

Sanction

2

Sanction

3

Groupies for ulterior

intension /intention

·         Discipline committee’s Intervention

·         Undertaking letter from a child.

·         Undertaking letter from parent/guardian

·         Suspension

·         Expulsion

Damage of properties

/Vandalism

·         Discipline committee’s Intervention

·         Undertaking letter from parent/guardian

·         Replacement of damaged  Properties.

·         Suspension

·         Expulsion

Malpractices in exam ·         Undertaking letter from a child.

·         With held the particular Paper.

·         Undertaking letter from parent/guardian

·         Exam/ Discipline committee Intervention

·         Suspension

·         Expulsion

Physical fighting

and gang fights

·         Discipline committee’s Intervention

·         Undertaking letter from a child.

·         Undertaking letter from parent/guardian

·         Suspension

·         Expulsion

·         Police interrogation

Aggressive manner/

Confrontation towards

staff

·         Discipline committee’s Intervention

·         Undertaking letter from a child.

·         Undertaking letter from parent/guardian

·         Suspension

·         Expulsion

·         Police Interrogation

Break Ins ·         Discipline committee’s Intervention

·         Undertaking letter from a child.

·         Undertaking letter from parent/guardian

·         Suspension

·         Expulsion

·         Police

Offense Type Sanction

1

Sanction

2

Sanction

3

Possession of weapons

and stabbing cases

  • Discipline committee’s Intervention
  • Undertaking letter from a child.
  • Undertaking letter from parent/guardian
  • Suspension
  • Expulsion
  • Police interrogation
Involvement in

transaction of

contraband substance

  • Discipline committee’s Intervention
  • Undertaking letter from a child.
  • Undertaking letter from parent/guardian
  • Suspension
  • Expulsion
  • Police Interrogation
Sex Related Issue
  • Discipline committee’s Intervention
  • Undertaking letter from a child.
  • Undertaking letter from parent/guardian
  • Suspension
  • Expulsion

Note: All the offenses in this level are considered to be of severe violation of school rules and national laws. As a result, it shall be dealt accordingly with severe sanctions (Sanction No 3.). The offender has no choice. He shall be liable for anyone of the sanctions of level 3 (Sanction no.3). It shall be screen out case by case otherwise.

First Step to curb the disciplinary problems in the school in line to Positive Discipline Policy

 

Name of Student Class Date Offense Type Sanction Signature of Student Signature of concerned person
 name1  class date offense  sanction  signature  signature
 name2  class  date  offense  sanction signature  signature
 

Signature of Class Teacher

Stages of Solving Behavior Problems:

A consistent set of rules can only minimize disruption and somewhere, at some time, disruption will occur. There has to be a whole school hierarchy of behavior management which operates at all levels of teaching, and takes into account the fact that all teachers and school leaders will also be in a position to prevent bad behavior.

Students need to be made aware of the consequences of their actions. They must know that if they do certain things then action will be taken in a consistent way. This hierarchy is based on 3 stages. All sanctions are progressive at each level.

Stage 1

At this level of disruption one person is directly involved and will deal with the incident. He/she will:

  • talk to the student alone and make him/her aware of why his/her behavior is inappropriate;
  • make it clear to the student that the teacher/ school leaders disapproves;
  • Note down the time, date, name of child and nature of the incident in the student’s diary so that it is available as a record .Make the student sign.
  • Arrange to monitor the student’s behavior for a fixed period of time of one week.

Stage 2:

The teacher or the school leader will be concerned that a student’s attitude and behavior is either not responding to any steps taken at Stage 1 and there is persistent inappropriate behavior. In this case:

  • the child will not have responded to any action taken at Stage 1;
  • He/she may have behaved inappropriately and come to the attention of several teachers/ school leaders.
  • The diary will now detail several incidents and will also have started suggesting how incidents have been dealt with and as entered in the student’s diary under the discipline record.
  • In addition to any sanctions used at Stage 1 others will be used. These could include –letters of apology; working during breaks; detention at recess; and withdrawal from some school co-curricular activities.

Stage 3: Exclusion:

This can probably be thought of as the point of no return if the inappropriate behavior continues. It is when all the support that is given does not work and an individual student becomes a threat to the school members. The case will be referred to the Student Support Committee. The decision taken by the discipline committee will be final.