Writing has an esteemed status in Islam and in Islamic civilisations, particularly for its usefulness in preserving information, ease of accessibility, transmittance and developing of the knowledge it compasses.
Having Madrassah policies and procedures written and documented in one place will improve the way the Madrassah functions, because it will ensure that all teachers -new or old- may have access to them and can easily become on board with the standards that are expected of them. It will also prevent potential problems and conflicts rising.
The Teachers Behaviour and Code of Conduct Policy is one of the important policies and procedures that can help organise teachers, bring out the best in them and prevent conflicts from arising. It sets out in one place some clear statements about teacher professionalism and expectations which apply to all teachers in Madrassah, regardless of their level of experience or subject or age of children they teach.
The policy outlines the expected standards of teacher practice and professionalism. It is intended as a point of reference to help teachers understand what is expected of them and to guide everyday judgements and actions.
When developing this policy, it is important to have a process in place that ensures its optimal effectiveness and application. The process should cover the following stages:
- Consult- management, teachers and volunteers and outline the most important principles and how they can be acted upon
- Approve- all staff, volunteers and new members should be made aware of the policy and should sign that they have read and understood the policy and agree to act upon it
- Review- agree how often the policy will be reviewed. The dates on which the review takes place should be recorded in a document.
You can obtain a copy of the Teachers Behaviour and Code of Conduct Policy through Mizan accreditation. To learn more about this topic and similar topics enrol on Madrassah management training programme.