Q.1 What will be the student – teacher ratio?
Ideally all Life Educare managed Schools aim to have 30 children in each class. As regards the teachers, they will be 1.5 teachers for each class in the School. Thus the student – teacher ratio in the school will be 20:1 or lower.
Q.2 Can the school have visiting faculty apart for the fixed ones? If yes, what will be the criteria for appointing them?
As per the CBSE Bye-laws, a school is required to appoint fully qualified teaching faculty on a regular basis. The teachers can be appointed on a contractual basis provided the school is unable to get a subject teacher on a permanent basis. Visiting faculty for academic subject will not be permitted in the school. However faculties for extra school activities and seminars and conferences will be called on a regular basis.
Q.3 What will be process of recruitment of the Principal?
The principals in Life Educare managed Schools are to have high qualities of personal leadership and innovative management skills to lead the high – tech world – class schools in the future years. Depending upon the requirement, the ‘School’ will be issuing advertisements in leading newspapers for the selection of the principals at various locations. Leading web recruiting portals will also be used to source in potential candidates. The Principals of all Life Educare managed Schools will be appointed on transfer basis and as per their strengths they will be transferred.
Q.4 What support will Life Educare provide in recruiting the teachers?
The School Management Committees will have to issue advertisements in the location newspapers for selection / appointment of teachers in the respective schools. The format for the advertisement is given in the Operation Manual. Leading web recruiting portals will also be used to source in potential candidates. In addition, Life Educare also has a vast data bank of the prospective teachers, which will be forwarded to all the Schools to have a wide choice for selection of the teachers.
i) Will Life Educare managed help in recruiting the Administration staff?
ii) Will Life Educare managed have a role in appointing the Non-teaching staff or the school authority will decide on the same?
The details of non-teaching staff required to be positioned in s School are given in the Operations Manual. The respective School Management Committee should advertise the vacancies for the non-teaching staff in the local newspapers. The selection of non-teaching staff will be the prerogative of the School Management Committee and Life Educare managed will be providing all support for recruitment of non-teaching staff required by the schools, as per the Agreement.
Q.6 Can schools outsource the services of the Non-teaching staff?
As a matter of policy, all Schools should focus on their core-competencies for delivering quality education & outsource the non-critical school activities. The services for following areas / departments are recommended to be outsourced rather than staff on permanent basis:
a) Security Personnel
b) House Keeping Services / Conservancy Staff
c) Arboricultural (maintenance of lawns / gardens) Services
i) What can be the minimum qualification of the staff?
ii) What is the minimum qualification of teachers for recruitment?
All the Teaching staff should have necessary educational and professional qualifications as prescribed by CBSE. The details are as follows
PRINCIPAL – Master Degree (Or Equivalent) with B.Ed. or its equivalent and 5 years of teaching experience in Secondary / Sr. Secondary Classes
TEACHER – (Trained Post Graduate / Graduate in English / Physics / Graduate Teacher) Chemistry / Mathematics / Botany & Zoology / Social Science with B.Ed..
JUNIOR TEACHER (Primary Teacher) – Graduate in English /Hindi/ Mathematics / Physics /Chemistry /Botany & Zoology /social Science with B.Ed.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER – Graduate in Physical Education or B.P. Ed.
MUSIC TEACHER – Graduate in/ with Music from recognized university or Secondary with Sangeet Visharad / Sangeet Vidya /Sangeet Prabhakar / Sangeet Visharad / Sangeet Ratna.
SENIOR COMPUTER TEACHER – B.Tech (Computer Science) or MCA or BCA or Graduate/ with 2 – year diploma in computer science.
ART & CRAFT TEACHER – Graduate with drawing & Painting / Art / Fine Arts with 2-years full time diploma or MA in Drawing & Painting / Diploma in Painting / Fine arts.
i) To start with how many teachers do we need to appoint in a school up to 6th standard?
ii) What is the minimum number of teachers that one needs to start the school?
Initially School will function as 2 – Section Primary School conducting classes from standard I to VI. The requirement of teachers for running a 2 –Section School with classes from Standard I to VI is given in the following table:
TEACHING STAFF REQUIRED (I to VI, 360 students)
Post under Teaching staff Category No. of Teaching staff *
Vice – principal 1
Senior Teacher Nil
Teacher (Graduate Trained Teacher) 2
Junior Teacher (Primary Teacher) 8
Computer Teacher 1
Physical Education Teacher 1
Art & Craft / Drawing Teacher 1
*Subject to change, general estimates only.
NON-TEACHING STAFF REQUIRED FOR Life Educare managed School (PRIMARY SECTION)
Post under Non-Teaching staff category No. of Non- Teaching staff*
Senior Administration Executive 1
Junior Accountant 1
Office Assistant / Data Entry Operator 3
Security Guard 6
Peon / Plumber/ electrician 5
*Subject to change, general estimates only.
WORKING HOURS / TIME TABLE
Q.1 What will be the total number of working days in the school during an academic session?
As per the CBSE / ICSE norms, the academic year in School will be from 01 April to 31 March of the following year. The total number of working days in the School shall not be less than 220 days in any academic session.
Q.2 What will be the number of periods / instructional hours per day in the school?
The school will have 42 periods per week for Primary classes, 48 periods per week for Secondary and 54 periods per week for Sr Secondary classes. Based on these norms, the school will have 5 academic hours for Primary, 51/2 academic hours for Secondary and 6 hours for Sr Secondary classes.
Q.3 Will the school follow the 5-day or the 6-day routine?
The School will function for a minimum of 220 days in an academic session and will be open from Monday to Saturday (6-day week) except 2nd & 4th Saturdays, which will be observed as holidays for students. However, teaching and non-teaching staff will observe 4th Saturday as a normal working day to facilitate/ review of lesson plans and unit plans.
Q.4 What will be the school timings?
The school will have 42 periods per week with 5 hours of academic activity for Primary Classes (class I to V) and 48 periods per week with 51/2 hours of academic activity for Secondary (classes VI to X) classes. The school timings for Life Educare managedSchools will be fixed by the School Management Committee keeping in view the sunrise or sunset timings during summer / Winter season. However, the criteria for academic activity hours / Number of period will be strictly adhered to.