Every school has a School Governance Council (SGC) that enables parents, staff, students, and the community to work together in providing continued analysis and improvement of school policies, curriculum, school improvement plan goals, and general student well-being.
The Council aims to involve the school community/ stakeholders in the school governance to strengthen and support education in the community.
The School Governance Council of JSS International School seeks to collaboratively function with school staff and the entire school community in assimilating learning resources into the improvement processes of the school to ensure continuous enhancement of student learning outcomes and the students’ holistic development.
The Governing Council has identified the following key strategies to achieve its objectives:
The Governing Council supports the professional development and continuous improvement of teaching and ancillary staff. This includes a commitment to understanding individual needs, supporting innovative practice and the provision of additional resources and facilities where required
The Governing Council recognizes the important role the broader community plays & to support this relationship regular communication including celebration of achievements, opportunities for the community to get involved, and transparency around decision making, is a priority.
The Governing Council supports an integrated approach to decision making regarding education outcomes and the upgrading and maintenance of facilities at the school. This includes the immediate and longer term needs of students, teachers and staff, and the broader community.
The Governing Council is committed to establishing and maintaining a clear and effective governance framework.
The name of the governing body is the Governance Council of JSS International School (hereinafter referred to as "the governing body").
2.1 The Governance Council of JSS International School (hereinafter referred to as "the school"), a juristic person, is in accordance with the strategic goals of KHDA, goals of the Ministry of Education of UAE and the CISCE.
3.1 The Governing Council to consist eminent professionals from different walks of life, who contribute to the success of the school with their different skills and experience.
6.1 The governing body meets as regularly as circumstances require but not less than once every school quarter.
6.2 The chairperson has discretion to convene meetings of the governing body and to determine the date, time and venue thereof but he is obliged, if requested to do so in writing by at least four members of the governing body, to convene a meeting of the governing body.
6.3 The secretary or someone else instructed by the chairperson must give at least fourteen days' (or such shorter period as the governing body may unanimously approve) notice of any meetings of the governing body and such notice must be given to all members of the governing body.
6.4 In the case of a matter which the chairperson considers to be urgent, only 24 hours prior notice of a meeting need be given to the members of the governing body.
6.5 Unless unanimously agreed otherwise by the governing body, notices of all meetings of the governing body must be in writing and accompanied by the following:
6.5.1 An agenda;
6.5.2 The minutes of the previous meeting; if applicable;
6.5.3 All other information that is reasonably required to enable members of the governing body to prepare properly for the meeting.
6.6 The secretary or such other person appointed for this purpose by the governing body, records the proceedings at all governing body meetings. If requested to do so, the secretary will provide a copy of the minutes to the Head of the Provincial Education Department.
6.7 Anyone who is not a member of the governing body may, by invitation of the governing body, attend a governing body meeting and may take part in the discussions and may address the governing body should the duties of the governing body require it. Such person will however not have a vote during the meeting and has to leave the meeting when the governing body so decides.
6.8 The majority of the number of members of the governing body forms a quorum for any meeting of the governing body.
6.9 A member of the governing body must excuse himself from a meeting of the governing body for the duration of any discussion and decision-taking on any matter in which such member has a personal interest.
Members residing in Dubai will meet once in two months to monitor school’s progress and provide support through CEO’s meetings.
Legendary sportsman Jimmy Johnson once said: “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.”
I believe that extraordinary opportunities equal extraordinary results which is why JSS International School [JSSIS] Dubai strives to provide students with opportunities they can explore to find that little ‘extra’ which will propel them to success in life’s journey.
Education can be a sum of many things. While JSSIS Dubai endeavours to incorporate all of its educational values, what is important for us as educators is to inculcate a positive and confident attitude into each child who passes through our portals.
A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results. The JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Mysore, India has over six decades of experience in running over 300 educational institutions across the globe which has made us fully conscious of the fact that a good education provides the right platform for the future.
We are here to transform lives for the benefit of society and for students to embrace our core values of ‘learning, discovery, freedom, leadership, individual opportunity and responsibility’.
I have no doubt that the committed faculty we have at JSSIS and the unreserved support of our parents will help us reach our goal.
I welcome you to take a tour of our school and see first-hand how we mould and build young lives into responsible citizens.
Dr. DP Shivkumar