As a school administrator, it's always a professional thing to do to ask how effective your school policies have been. There's no point having policies in your employee or student handbook if the policies are outdated. Sam applies to the boarding house policy manual.
This particular end of school year ia a peculiar one especially with everything that has happened due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Your school's policy handbook is not meant to be static, but rather a living document that is subject to review or change whenever the need arises.
At the end of the school year, make the time to review these policies alongside the team members. If there have been policies that have generlly been very difficult for the staff to abide by, then you may want to look into what the real issues could be.
Was the policy created out of sentiments or on the spur of the moment, without due consideration for the process of policy formulation?
What was the intention for creating the policy?
On a scale of one to ten, how well has the policy fared with the staff?
What aspects of the policies need to be reviewed?
Which policies should be maintained for the next school year?
Were legal implications considered in creating the polices?
You can make the policy review a part of your end of school year reflection, or you can choose a separate time for it. Sometimes a policy may be fine but was probably not impemented properly for efficieny.
Make the time to read all the content of the student and parent handbook, employee handbook, and boarding house handbook if you have one.
Well, you might be reading this and wondering what is there to revise as you do not currently have an employee policy manual or a parent/student handbook, or a boarding house handbook (if your school operates a boading house).
I have worked hard to prepare ready to use, editable handbooks in e-formats of the following kinds:
Student/Parent Policy Handbook
Boarding House Handbook
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