School Policies and Ahmed Bin Hanbal Way

Last Wednesday, 29 September 2010 was day 4 of the induction week. Mr Rashid Al-Naimi gave a presentation about school management system and ended up by giving a brief idea about “Ahmed Bin Hanbal Way“.

 

He started by highlighting the importance of “perfection” and advised staff to do their best to perfect their work. He informed the staff about the school academic calender showing the various dates for examinations and holidays wishing them all a successful year.

 

 

After that he started talking about school management systems; checking attendance, students’ behaviour, staff duties during the school day and emergency regulations. School management systems ensure enhancing positive behaviour, values and principles. School students should follow the school rules and good behaviour practices as students are considered the ambassadors and representatives of the school in the community.  It was also important clarifying the consequences of students’ poor behaviour and mentioning that we should try to gradually combat bad behaviour.

 

Mr. Rashid emphasized the importance of the relationship between parents and the school through the administrative staff and the social workers.
It was also good mentioning the undesirable practices that are prohibited in the school; physical punishment of students, private lessons, smoking, etc.

Staff were advised to:

  • be punctual and come to school before seven a.m.
  • welcome students on their arrival to school and encourage them to work hard.
  • cooperate with colleagues and school administration.
  • encourage students to sing the National Anthem enthusiastically.
  • be well prepared and to cooperate with the subject coordinators.
  • involve all students in class and non-class activities.
  • vary activities for differentiation.
  • get all visual aids and handouts ready a week in advance.
  • prepare a “Do-Now Activity” for the start of the lesson.
  • inform students of lesson objectives.
  • use the three strikes technique when necessary.
  • leave the class clean and tidy for the next teacher.

 

All teachers participated effectively and enthusiastically.

You can download Mr. Rashid’s presentation here .

Policies of Ahmed Bin Hanbal Independent Secondary School for Boys

First of all I would like to congratulate all colleagues and students on coming back to school. It is a good chance for me to thank all the people who have given a hand in the process of moving to the new school building for their great efforts.

On Sunday, 26 September, 2010 the “Induction Week” started with an important topic which I presented. The topic is entitled “Policies of Ahmed Bin Hanbal Independent Secondary School for Boys“. The main points of the presentation focused on the following:

  • Introduction to school vision, mission and philosophy
  • Code of work and conduct
  • School Calendar
  • Semester, Unit and Lesson Plans
  • Assessment Policy

Vision

To graduate students who stand out by their unique scientific and social skills in a learning environment characterized by dedication to the national and social sense. This educational environment should be equipped with modern technology and open to others, preserving the teachings of Islam and respecting the customs and traditions of others.

Mission

  • Adopting an educational approach characterized by modernity and achieving the national standards
  • Developing students’ creativity
  • Ensuring that the students take pride in their country by preserving it
  • Instill the teachings of Islamic and the preservation of customs and traditions
  • Respecting the views and beliefs of others, being open to other cultures and most importantly engaging the community

Code of Work and Conduct

  • Commitment to school policy and applying administration instructions
  • Punctuality and carrying out all tasks assigned by school authorities
  • Self-respect and respect of others
  • Cooperation with colleagues and working as a team

All subject teams have been invited to develop schemes of work, semester plans, unit plans and lesson plans for the school year based on the Supreme Education Council Standards and work hard on achieving them. I advised the audience to use the same template used last year and the three parts lesson plan including: starter, main activity and lesson plenary.

I also discussed with the teachers the different types of assessment and tests and the purpose of each type:

  • Diagnostic Tests
  • Formative Assessment
  • Summative Assessment
  • Self Evaluation

Then I moved on to clarifying the school assessment policy which is clearly shown in the presentation provided. All the coordinators and teachers were enthusiastic and eager to participate actively in the discussion.

You can easily download this presentation by clicking here.