In these past 2 weeks we have heard a cacophony of voices and views about schools becoming 'dangerous' spaces for students. While the alleged criminal actions on the part of a couple of staff of a city school were completely preventable, it's vital not to succumb to the prevailing atmosphere of rhetoric, ranting and blaming. School managements and principals in all our schools need to take serious stock and be proactive about taking measures to make schools safer for our students.
Several members of the public, including the Police and parent community are suggesting a lot of steps, albeit with good intentions. But how viable are these steps? Will they prevent similar atrocities against students? Moreover these measures could either push teachers into passive acceptance or into a constant state of anxiety and apprehension.
These are all unhealthy for the overall well-being of an institution. As part of its enduring commitment to Safe and Sensitive Schools, The Teacher Foundation in collaboration with Times Foundation is organising A School Leaders' Collective to offer Sane Ideas for Safer Schools. This will be on 21st August 2014 at 2:30 pm. (for 2 and a half hours)
Hand outs, tea/coffee and snacks will be provided !
No registration fee.
No.30 b-1, Opposite To SBI Bank & Next To White House,
St Marks Road,
Bangalore – 560001
Do confirm your attendance at earliest to 9591824944/9591824945/8095587430/8095587431.
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org