School Policies

The most frequently used policies have been mentioned here. These policies are important for both parents and students to read and understand.

PARENT ROLE IN EDUCATION – We believe that parents have major roles and responsibilities as partners in their child’s education and participation in meeting the educational needs of children. Therefore it is important to understand that your role as parents must be played responsibly by you. The policies in this section have covered all points in detail.

ATTENDANCE The content covered in this policy is about policy guidelines for recording attendance, personal development leave, promotion and conditional promotion details.
GUIDELINES FOR PCM / PTC The content covered in this policy includes brief about what is PTC and SLC, how is it conducted, why it is important for parents to attend PTC’s, Do’s and Don’ts for Parents for PTC’s and process about postponement of PTC Slot.
NO TUITION Students need to develop independent learning and self-study skills. Tuitions don’t allow that to happen. In addition, students who go for tuitions are often disruptive in class. Fountainhead School doesn’t allow tuitions unless it is by prior permission, which is applicable only for a few genuine cases. This policy addresses in detail the reasons behind this stand, as well as the consequences that we will enforce. A short video (2 min) which gives a glimpse of the message: http://youtu.be/Xk_eX1CpYuY and a detailed video (12 min) covering policy details in the format of a panel discussion: http://youtu.be/nzkmKBpjPB4 has been shared.
UNDERTAKING The objective of this policy is to inform parents about the philosophy / terms & conditions of admission/school policies and take acknowledgement from them and to indemnify school against any claims made by parents from any accident or incident that may occur during the course of normal school activities.
TOYS AND GADGETS In the beginning we allowed various toys in the school. However, what we have noticed that toys and gadgets have become more of a distraction for students than of any value that they might have. Many students fidget with toys / cards during classroom periods and there are often unhealthy interactions with their peers over toys / gadgets / cards. Here we have explained the guidelines about the usage of toys and gadgets in school.
UNIFORM Students are required to wear Fountainhead School prescribed uniform. Wearing a school uniform gives students a sense of belonging towards the school and prevents competition among peers in the matter of dress and therefore reduces costs for parents/guardians. Also, school children can be easily identified in uniform.

HEALTH, SAFETY AND DISCIPLINE – The school focuses on students health, safety and student discipline to create and maintain a safe and healthy environment at school. The policies covered in this section together can create a safe and secure environment for students in school.

CANTEEN POLICY We have a school canteen for the convenience of students, staff and parents. The school canteen stocks healthy food only. It has a variety of food items for purchase through coupons.
CELEBRATION The policy encourages parents to celebrate their child’s birthday in a simple manner without sending gifts because at times it creates unnecessary competition amongst students.
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PARENTS As a school value we place  great emphasis on respect for students, parents and the school staff and also expect the same. The school expects high standards of behavior from parents within the schools premises as they are role models for the children. This guidance supports the implementation of this policy and we expect parents to show respect and concern for school staff.
DISCIPLINE POLICY

Good discipline is fundamental for the achievement of the school’s learning objective and mission statement and smooth running of the school. Students are required to abide by the school’s rules and to follow the direction of teachers and other staff members. When a student disregards rules, disobeys instructions or otherwise engages in conduct which causes or may cause harm, inconvenience or embarrassment to the school staff members or other students, then this will lead to disciplinary action taken by school.

FOOD

Food policy is formulated keeping in mind the short-term and long-term health issues for the children. Junk food can cause a lot of health problems in growth and development for children like obesity, being and overweight and being underweight, due to lack of the right nutrients in their diet.Studies have shown that the onset of chronic degenerative diseases such as diabetes, heart ailments, cancer etc. is closely linked to the quality of nutrition that an individual gets through their lifetime. Childhood is the time when the right eating habits needs to be set otherwise the risk in the middle and senior years of their life increases significantly.

FOOD IN BUS

This policy is to allow students to eat food (as per food policy) in bus but with expected behavior e.g. no littering and spreading dirt.

HEALTH EXCLUSION

This policy is to standardize health related exclusion of students. If a child is identified as having any health related condition which requires immediate, temporary exclusion is necessary until the student is normal.

INDEMNITY

This policy is to inform parents about the philosophy / terms & conditions of admission/school policies and take acknowledgement from them and to indemnify school against any claims made by parents from any accident or incident that may occur during the course of normal school activities.

TRANSPORT & RELATED BEHAVIOUR

The policy determines the transportation guidelines set by school and behavior expected by students to ensure safe and secure to and fro journey for students.

ADMISSION, FEE AND COMMUNICATION – The policies covered in this section will give an overview of process and guidelines to be followed at the time of admission, details related to deposition of fee and refund, damage and loss and guidelines about communication with school. 

ADMISSION POLICY

Fountainhead School aims to provide high quality educational experience through a fair and transparent admission system and avoid unfair discrimination on grounds of disability, gender, religion or belief. The policy ensures proper admission procedure in respect to each application received for admission. It also seeks to set selection criteria which is transparent, fair and consistent.

COMMUNICATION

This policy will give parents clarity on the systems set in our administrative work including Office Policy, timings and responsibilities of people. Also on how the communication process works with the school with various stakeholders including teachers, administrative staff and management.

DAMAGE & LOSS OF SCHOOL PROPERTY Sometimes students accidently or deliberately destroys, damages or misuses the school property i.e. books, lab, or other equipments, furniture, building or any other property of the school. Sometimes these equipments are very expensive and would be beyond the means of repair. This policy is to protect school’s assets by ensuring that every student should take reasonable care of school property.
FEE & IMPREST POLICY

The school has the responsibility to inform parents enrolling their child’s about the fee charges and related procedures.

LIBRARY POLICY

School library has a wide range of books and resources available for staff, students and parents too. We also have an i-Pad library for Early Year students.

SCHOOL TIMING AND DURATION School timings and duration have been fixed to keep learning / working smooth and ongoing. This policy is to ensure that school is providing sufficient instruction time to students.

ACADEMIC POLICIES – This section of policies is here to give you an insight on school’s main academic policies that plays a major role in academics. 

LANGUAGE POLICY The language policy document aims to consolidate ideas and beliefs at Fountainhead School regarding language and language teaching and outlines systems and strategies in place to support the development of English as a lingua franca as well as development and maintenance of mother tongue in the school community.
ASSESSMENT POLICY – PY

ASSESSMENT POLICY – MY

ASSESSMENT POLICY – DP

Assessment plays an important role in students learning and achievement. It gives us insight about what they have achieved and what they have to achieve and planning can be done accordingly. The objective of this policy is to clarify Fountainhead’s beliefs about assessment at the school, to guide teaching and learning in the classroom and curriculum and involve families in our goal to educate children.
HOMEWORK POLICY Homework is important for knowing what is happening in the class and reviewing the learning progress of every individual. Thus, focus can be made on students who may be having problems with homework. Homework enables parents to involve themselves directly in the learning program, to work with them and help their child(s) in their lessons.
ICT POLICY FOR STUDENTS We at Fountainhead believe that technology should become an integral part of the classroom.  Students will have to use computers for research/projects/collaboration for various subjects and so we expect students to bring their own IT devices to school i.e. Chromebook & laptops so the school has defined the acceptable use as activities that directly or indirectly support the academics of students.