Disruptive behaviour has become a concern of teachers since it not only affects students and teachers but invariably detracts teachers from their main duty of delivering the curriculum and students from concentrating on learning. Therefore, safety in schools is of paramount importance and necessary to support the all round development – affective, cognitive, psychological - of each child, giving him/her the opportunity to learn and achieve in a safe and nurturing environment.

This has caused the Ministry of Education to draft security and safety policy guidelines to enhance the safety and success of all children and the teachers who serve them. Achieving this end requires that every school develops a SCHOOL SAFETY PLAN. Development of such a plan is not limited to the school alone but must necessarily be a collaborative initiative involving the entire school community.