What are the criteria for the selection of educators?
At the Nirmal Bhartia School, we value candidates who have a sound understanding of our vision, mission and approach and express faith and belief in the same. In other words, our doors are always open for collaborative team players and life-long learners who love and respect children and are motivated to continuously strive towards the highest standards of excellence. It is equally important that candidates display high levels of stability, commitment and a sound work ethic either by means of their past experience record, references or in other ways. Subject expertise, depth of content knowledge and excellent communication skills are necessary criteria for us too.
What is the duration of probation?
The period of probation is generally one year, but can be extended by a maximum of another one year based on performance.
What are the working hours for teachers?
The working hours for teachers are 8:00 am – 2:15 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday; 8:00 am – 3:30 pm on Wednesday and 8:00 am – 4:00 pm on Friday. Junior School works one Saturday while Middle and Senior School work on two Saturdays in a month.
Are teachers paid regular grades?
Teachers are paid salaries in accordance with the Sixth Pay Commission and salary is commensurate with qualification, and the nature, extent and quality of prior experience.
Is there an appraisal system at NiBS?
The appraisal system at NiBS is formative, self-directed and goal oriented in nature. Staff members are encouraged to reflect on and review their own performance on the basis of detailed rubrics, before discussing these with their Team Heads and Principal. They are also encouraged to set specific goals for themselves and work towards achieving these in a time-bound manner.
The purpose of the review is to provide detailed, 360 degree feedback to an educator about each of his/her roles and responsibilities so that timely measures to improve accountability and performance may be taken.
What opportunities are available for staff development?
At NiBS, we strongly believe in life-long learning and hence, every staff member is given varied opportunities to attend workshops, seminars and discussion forums to grow both professionally and personally. Intensive professional development and team bonding sessions are held on both on a weekly and quarterly basis. Teachers are also encouraged to share best practices with each other, provide peer feedback and engage in action research. A comprehensive Teacher Orientation Programme is conducted for all new staff members to share with them the nuances of our vision, philosophy and culture and to introduce them to our learning pathways.
Besides teaching, how else can a teacher contribute?
Every teacher at NiBS is encouraged to make learning special for our children by incorporating personal passions or talents into the curriculum programme, volunteering to spearhead an initiative or helping out with any school programme.