clear and shared vision for the school.
Staff, students, parents and the
community need to know what the school is set out to achieve and how it intends
to achieve it. This is stated and made
known to every stake holder in the school.
A conducive learning environment.
A good school need a clean and
well-organized environment that
encourages students to develop their skills and increase their knowledge. A
clean and comfortable school setting helps enhance the teaching and learning experience.
and supportive teachers and administrators.
Teachers are students’ role models.
They have a strong influence in shaping a student’s attitude and personality,
so it is necessary that they possess admirable qualities which cultivate the
students’ talents and abilities. Good teachers are approachable and willing to
mentor their students in achieving academic excellence and attaining their
personal goals. Likewise, school administrators must be professional and
supportive to the needs of the academic staff.
Focus on teaching and learning.
This is informed by the belief that
all students can learn. Teachers must
find ways to motivate and engage them.
The curriculum is rigorous and teacher performance is regularly
monitored by the principal and executive staff.
Teachers and students strive for excellence in academic and
extracurricular activities. Good
performance is always publicly recognized and rewarded in various ways.
5. Reliable support staff
Good schools have excellent support
staff (e.g., nurse, doctor, guidance counsellor and psychologist) who are
geared to help meet the needs of all the students. Additionally, the school
connects with the best suppliers or service providers who deliver quality
products (e.g., school playground equipment, school supplies, art supplies and
library supplies) and efficient services that meet the needs of the school
safe learning environment for students
Good schools have environments that
are safe for students physically and emotionally. It is a supportive community
where the teachers and students collaborate and focus on achieving better
learning. Hence, it is free of negative behaviors, like bullying and
harassment. Instead of using punishment to discipline the students, the school
might focus on preventing student misbehaviors by implementing disciplinary
actions that are safe for the student and helpful to the community, such as
letting the students do social work or community service for a certain period.
7. State-of-the-art equipment and facilities.
Good schools have appropriate
educational tools and facilities, such as computers, laboratories and
libraries. Additionally, good schools offer students (including those who love
the performing arts) with opportunities to enrich their educational experience
and nurture their talents such as going on school performance tours.
Good schools provide platforms for
identification and collaborative solving of teaching and learning problems at
the school. Staff members are empowered
to take the initiative and make decisions.
The principal facilitates and monitors this process.