In survey 5, we asked current teachers at the American School of Kuwait about administrative support for discipline. We have responses across all three school levels, and below is a report of the trends that we noticed.
- Multiple respondents in all three levels cited consistent follow-up after disciplinary action as a problem.
- Multiple respondents in all three levels cited consistent documentation of disciplinary action as a problem.
- Several respondents in the middle school indicated that the middle school principal tends to withdraw from handling discipline and tries to “pass the buck” to assistant principals.
- Several respondents in the high school indicated that the high school principal has relationships that are too friendly with students in order to be effective when handling discipline. Others mentioned that the high school principal tended to side with students and parents before even having any discussion with involved faculty.
This is our final planned survey for the 2017-2018 school year. We have at least three weeks of surveys planned for the first month of school, and look forward to more interaction with you at that time.
Note: The survey will remain open and we will add new responses that add to the material we summarized above. You can find the original survey by clicking here.
This post addresses the following parts of our mission and beliefs:
- Educate the ASK community about current events at the school.
- Solicit feedback from the ASK community via frequent surveys and provide a transparent account of the input received.
- Encourage members of the ASK community to become more active in pushing the school to enact positive change in order to create and inspire a positive school environment for all members of the community.
- A partnership among families, teachers, and students is essential for successful learning.
- Institutional transparency promotes positive engagement and fosters trust between the school and its stakeholders.
We believe that soliciting frequent feedback should be an institutional habit that occurs frequently multiple times throughout the year. We hope that our surveys model this behavior for the administrators at the American School of Kuwait.