: You are the Principal of a school in Trinidad and Tobago. A teacher of Standard One is habitually irregular in the time of arrival at school.
a) Briefly discuss four (4) possible problems arising from the teacher’s conduct.
b) You have given the officer a verbal warning but after one month you notice that the teacher continues to be habitually late. Using the Procedural Steps in Progressive Discipline Step 3 – Write a Warning Letter to the teacher. Please follow all guidelines provided in this step.( 40marks)
c) The School Supervisor advises that you need to have documentary evidence of the issuance of the written warning. Make a log Entry on the page of a Log Book which is provided. ( 25 marks)
d) You have been told that the entry must be signed by the teacher. State what you will do if the teacher refuses to do so and indicate what authorises you to take the action you have chosen. ( 10 Marks)
e) Referencing – ( 5 marks)
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”
~Henry Brooks Adams
Keeley-Browne (2007) defines the role of an effective teacher, as encouraging the higher order skills of thinking, reflection, critique and analysis. She goes onto explain that this can be achieved by creating effective and stimulating opportunities in learning. If a teacher is habitually irregular, it puts a strain not only on the administration, but also on the rest of the staff and it is an impediment to the smooth running of the schools affairs. The role of a teacher must be seen as much more than purely a purveyor of information. A good teacher knows their job which would entail the role and responsibility associated with the job for which they are employed. A good and effective Principal, is one who observes, takes note of things, chats with colleagues, investigates, counsels, warns and advises as well as one who knows how to reprimand through outlined and stipulated Procedural Steps in Progressive...