Rules and regulations of the School of Polish Language and Culture
All members of the school community have the right to:
preservation and protection of their own privacy, respect for their views and dignity;
studying and work in conditions appropriate to the health and safety regulations;
appeal to the authority when feeling a sense of unfair treatment;
participate in systematic Christian formation.
All members of the school community are duty-bound to:
follow the rules set in the school charter;
treating one another with respect and kindness;
following cultural norms and displaying good manners at all times;
following the work ethos of the school, attendance at all classes and punctuality;
submitting to the decisions of the school authorities;
fulfilling the accepted duties;
adhering to the complete ban of smoking tobacco products, drinking alcohol and using any illegal substances in the school grounds or during school time, as well as during school outings or parties out-with the school grounds;
caring about the cleanliness of the school and looking after its equipment.
Christian formation in the school is observed by:
morning prayer beginning the day of work,
compulsory Religious Education lessons,
participation in retreats,
participation in the Holy Mass and other devotional activities as organised within the school,
participation in conferences, lectures and meetings,
participation in other formational activities organised by the school.
Pupils have the right to:
comprehensive development of their interests through:
participation in all kinds of activities organised by the school (excursions, extracurricular activities, etc.)
organising various activities within the school grounds under the condition of obtaining prior head teacher’s approval;
appealing to the teacher in conflict situations;
participation in activities and classes which start and finish on time;
all clothing should be neat and tidy;
cannot leave school early without prior notification to the teacher. The school authorities are not responsible for the pupil who has left the school grounds without permission during classes or during school breaks;
should look after the general safety of all members of the school community. They are not permitted to create situations dangerous to their own or others’ lives and health;
should not run within the school buildings (classrooms, corridors, staircases, etc.)
are obliged to follow the generally accepted social rules, which also includes appropriate language use towards all teachers, school employees and other pupils;
are expected to be punctual;
are expected to enter the classroom in the appropriate manner before the start of the prayer;
are not allowed to use mobile phones or other electronic equipment during the lessons; such equipment should be switched off and put away during classes;
are obliged to maintain order within the classroom during the classes, this applies particularly to their own desk – it should not be cluttered with items which are not school equipment; after the classes all chairs should be left neatly pushed in and the classroom should be tidy;
are not allowed to chew gum or drink during classes;
are obliged to punctually and systematically attend classes (as well as school excursions), complete tasks set by the teacher during the classes and behave in such a way so as not to disturb the teacher’s teaching and other pupils’ learning;
are not permitted to bring to school fireworks, explosives or other objects endangering the general safety.
Teachers have the right to:
freedom of choice in their teaching methodology whilst completing the syllabus compliant with the core curriculum and the school charter;
collaboration in the creation of the teaching syllabus and the educational programme.
Teachers are duty-bound to:
adjust their teaching and didactic strategies to the school requirements;
announce their requirements towards the pupils as well as their ways of assessing the pupils’ work at the beginning of the school year;
enforce the requirements formulated by themselves;
provide individual explanation in a situation where the pupil has difficulty with understanding the material during the lesson;
maintain order in the classes;
start and finishing the lessons in a timely fashion;
look after the children during the breaks.
Parents have the right to:
complete information about their child’s progress and any behavioural difficulties;
control – through their representatives in the parents’ council – of the syllabuses and the educational methods.
Parents are duty-bound to:
participate in the parents’ meetings, meetings and conferences organised by the school;
cooperate with the teacher in completing the programme of education;
notify the teacher about the absence of their child personally or over the phone;
punctually drop off and pick up their children at the school;
provide their children with a lunch and a drink;
help organise school events.
The payments are to be made in advance for 4 meetings each lasting 4 hours, following the below mentioned system
- £30.00 for one child
- £20.00 for each additional child from the same family
The fee is permanent for each pupil and does not depend on the number of absences during the month. There is a separate document providing information about the expected dates of payments.
Classes take place every Saturday (except the state holidays and school holidays as set out by the local government) between the hours of 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m.
AWARDS AND PUNISHMENTS
The pupils who are especially distinguished in their achievement during learning or any work for the benefit of the school can be awarded:
with a verbal commendation,
with a written commendation or a diploma,
with a cash prize or a gift,
with another form of award approved by the head teacher.
Pupils who do not adhere to the rules and regulations of the school as set forth in this document can be subjected to the following forms of punishment:
Restriction of their right to participate in the school events,
Additional work as set by the head teacher,
Removal from the school register,
Another form of punishment as set by the teacher and approved by the head teacher of the school.
Removal from the school register can take place according to the procedures and regulations presented in the School Charter;
All school events and celebrations organised with or by the school can only take place in the presence of the teaching staff within the school grounds on in another place as deemed appropriate by the head teacher of the school.