Ministry of Education, Guyana

The role of parents and guardians

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Parents are critical stakeholders in attaining a secure and safe school environment.

The Headteacher is expected to involve parents in drafting and reviewing the security and safety procedures of the school. Security and Safety must be on the agenda of all Parent Teachers Association Meetings.

As a result, parents should be familiar with the School Safety Plan, Code of Conduct and the Disciplinary Policy of the school. They should recognize that they too are responsible for monitoring the behavior of their sons, daughters and neighbours. In fact, the Headteacher must ensure that parents are aware of the contents of the Manual of Guidelines for the Maintenance of Order and Discipline in Schools.

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