The class teachers should aim to provide caring base for individuals in the class and to encourage a positive, co-operative atmosphere, so that the pupils can develop the confidence and stability necessary to gain maximum benefit from the overall school curriculum. Good working relationships should be encouraged within the class. The class tutors should offer help, support to personal or general problems, and encourage students to aim for the standards and attitudes expected by the school, particularly academic work, behavior, punctuality, politeness, uniform and appearance, safety and security of personal possessions.
More explicitly, the class teachers are expected to carry out the following roles:
1. Take care of the attendance (taken in the Morning Assembly every day) and record of their respective classes (minimum 90%), since the class teacher is the first person to meet the students on a typical day;
2. Inform the students news and impart important information of the meeting that take place in the school;
3. Prepare the result sheets and progress reports of their students;
4. Regularly check the uniform of their students including cleanliness
5. Maintain the record of the internal examination marks given by the subject Teachers
6. Act as the link between the students and their parents and inform the parents of the important government policies concerning their children, for example – Minimum 35% to sit for the Board examinations
7. Maintain the class property and safety of furniture by involving the students;
8. Collect fees from the students and hand over the same to the school Fund In-charge concerned;
9. Maintain students’ personal file.
10. Effectively implement students’ ‘Code of Conduct;’
11. Act as a role model for the students and promote wholesome education;
12. Co-ordinate the information network between various agencies within the school for the proper discipline of the students;
13. Look after the discipline of the class;
14. Compiling required statistics of the class
15. Maintaining personal file of the student individually
16. Maintaining Class Log-book and submitting to Academic Head on a weekly basis, and reporting incidents of student absence to Academic Head immediately.
17. Co-ordinate students for all types of class competitions like cleanliness, campus beautification/ SUPW, reading programme, classroom care and development, etc
18. Brief the students on the school policy and sensitize them on their expectations.
19. Keep students informed about the rules and regulations of the school.
20. Checking timely syllabus coverage in all the subjects for class;
21. Providing academic and pastoral care and support to the students;
22. Entering the information in Student’s diary for example awarding SUPW marks and making deductions if any for students breaching school rules
23. Serve as a member on Discipline Committee and Admission Committee
24. Responsible for Dress code, haircut and other aspects of Driglam Namzha of the class
25. Provide feedbacks about overall performance of the student to both the parents and students themselves.
26. Reinforcement of the announcement made in the assembly.
27. Approval of short leave to students.
28. Take necessary action against absentees.
29. Instill a sense of team spirit and friendship, dignity of labour.
30. Provide counseling whenever required.
31. Prepare routine and guide students for morning speech.
32. Play a leadership role and be GNH teacher and role model in aspects like punctuality, honesty and loyalty, etc.
33. Guide and inculcate healthy habits among the students.
34. Motivate and inspire students to excel in academic and other competitions.
35. Respect student’s feelings and attitude.
36. Displaying of classroom decorum.
37. Compilation of leave letters.
Subject teachers are the ones who are directly involved in the actual implementation of curriculum and syllabuses. The roles therefore are pertinent in determining the qualitative and quantitative implementation of the knowledge, skills, attitudes and suitable values to our children. In general, teachers are professionally responsible for making the choices that lead to successful learning outcomes of students.
The following are their roles and duties:
• Refer to the latest syllabus in their respective subjects and get acquainted with the same;
• Set goals for their teaching subjects.
• Make yearly, monthly, weekly and daily lesson plan for their lessons and submit to the authority for authentication/feedback;
• Cover the syllabuses both qualitatively and quantitatively on time according to year plan;
• Provide individual attention and remedial help to the average, below average and the needy students;
• Carry out revision activities and practice sessions for examinations;
• Keep the record of all the assessments including continuous assessment like class work, home work, project work & tests and supply the same to the class teachers for compilation during the examinations;
• Report to the class teacher any problem like disability or disciplinary related to individual student in the classes they teach;
• Counsel the students whenever necessary;
• Carry out the correction of students’ work on time and provide grades as well as written feedback to the students;
• Reinforce and encourage the learners but being firm and business-like;
• Maintain conducive learning atmosphere in the class and also keep a suitable distance between himself/herself and the learners;
• Provide with verbal and written feedback to the parents on the problems/ performance of the students;
• Carry out result analysis, plan and provide remedial measures;
• Attend all the meetings set out in the calendar unless the Principal has otherwise agreed in advance in writing;
• Begin and end the class on time. Check the attendance before beginning the lesson;
• Receive the students and dismiss them in an orderly fashion;
• Observe school standards by keeping classrooms neat, clean and cheerful;
• Help the school in maintaining the school property like furniture, textbooks and other valuables like equipment in the library and the laboratory;
• Update him/herself with the latest education policies, changes in the syllabuses, in-service opportunities etc;
• Take subject attendance and maintain record for the classes they teach and any absence/irregularity in attendance by students must be reported immediately to the class teachers concerned;
• Read well and share the reading with students besides only teaching syllabuses and also update the content knowledge through journals, magazines, browsing web-sites.
• Seek better ways to help learners grow.
• Provide varied opportunities for students to learn such as through doing, sensing, observing, and listening and problem solving.
• Ensure that classroom displays are relevant, appropriate and current.
• Extend the learning environment through effective use of school space such as the library.
• Systematically monitor academic achievement and provide feedback.
(Note: The above duties also apply equally to all the teachers irrespective of his/her portfolio).