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The policies displayed below provide information on the course of action adopted to mitigate health and safety risks and also provide information on management’s commitment to developing and improving the performance of the school.

Assessment policy

Our assessment policy is a strategy for improvement in which systematic monitoring and assessment of classroom practice is performed to provide a clear diagnosis of how teaching and learning can be more effective.

Teaching and learning is evaluated to identify areas for development and improvement and assess the efficiency of system operations. Pupils in the school are assessed in various ways through class and homework, weekly tests and practical projects.

Aim of assessment

  1. » To assess the effectiveness of teaching and learning
  2. »  To improve both the content and delivery of the curriculum
  3. » To ensure agreed policies are implemented
  4. » To improve curriculum content and delivery
  5. » To check whether systems are operating and how efficiently
  6. »  To celebrate and share good practice
  7. » To identify areas for development/improvement
  8. » To plan and provide relevant support and development
  9. » To raise staff confidence and expertise
  10. » To provide information on development and school improvement to: Government inspectorate agents, Parents and Pupils
  11. » To provide evidence that will inform the School’s Development Plan
  12. » To provide a baseline for teaching
  13. » To help identify learning needs, strengths and weaknesses
  14. »  To ensure continuity across the curriculum and classes enabling us to build on previous work and progress
  15. »  To give children and parents regular, detailed and comprehensive information on pupil achievement and progress
  16. »  To ensure that the contribution of each member of staff is valued
  17. »  To ensure that formal and informal assessment will be used to influence teaching and learning strategies
  18. »  To endeavour to ensure that the assessment policy enacts the general aims of the school

Examination Policy

Our Examination policy is committed to ensuring that all pupils receive equality of opportunity and appropriate access to assessment.

Examination is a means of evaluating pupil’s achievement and progress with a view of upgrading to a higher class where appropriate. Hence the process of conducting the examination throughout the school is same and no candidate shall receive unfair, unlawful discrimination (directly or indirectly) or treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief. There should be uniformity in examination questions for pupils in the same arm.


  1. » Test capability and the knowledge gained by pupils
  2. » To upgrade children with the capacity to the next higher grade
  3. » Evaluates teacher’s hard work and commitment during teaching
  4. » For the smooth conduct of examinations
  5. » To ensure authentic evaluation of pupil’s achievements and progress


Before the Examination

  1. » Teachers will set the draft question papers and submit them to the examination committee for moderation
  2. » Question paper typing will commence as per the schedule set by the examination coordinator
  3. » A date is set for the commencement of the exam
  4. » Exam time table should be ready and displayed on the appropriate notice board
  5. » Rules and regulation of examination should also be displayed on the board
  6. » Teachers’ invigilation duty roster should be displayed on the appropriate notice board
  7. » Question papers should be arranged and handy for easy and quick issuance during the time of examination

During Examination

  1. » Declare the invigilators, their rooms and issue correct numbers of question papers
  2. » Invigilators shall fulfil their roles and responsibilities as invigilator and should conduct the examination smoothly
  3. » Invigilators shall not disturb children in the examination hall by pacing frequently
  4. » Malpractices are not condoned; however, if an examinee(s) is/are found offending, his/her paper will be promptly confiscated and handed to the examination committee for appropriate sanctions
  5. » Invigilators should not read questions for students except questions are illegible or in other cases deemed exceptional by the appropriate authority
  6. » Invigilators must reframe from reading any materials in the examination hall
  7. » Invigilators must be vigilant and positioned appropriately so as to reach every pupil
  8. » Examinations must start and end at exact time
  9. » Teachers and invigilators are not allowed into unassigned examination halls without proper permission

After Examination

  1. » Invigilators will submit the correct number of answer papers to the examination coordinator
  2. » The examination coordinator will then hand over the answer sheets to the designated teachers for correction
  3. » Corrections are recorded and submitted for updating in result sheets
  4. » Teachers will ensure all answer sheets are judiciously evaluated without any mistakes


  1. » Examination time table must be adhered to avoid leakages and malpractices
  2. » All teachers serving as invigilators shall keep in mind the ethics of examination and carry out the duty with integrity
  3. » All eligible candidates for the examination should be in examination hall on time. Invigilators will ensure all children are in the hall. Any absentee should be reported to the appropriate authority


  1. » During the examination, children may be frisked especially if suspected for anything that will lead to malpractices in the hall
  2. » All invigilators should be vigilant throughout the examination
  3. » Completed answer sheets should be thoroughly checked before any Pupil’s departure from the hall


  1. » A review meeting will be conducted after the examination for feedback and improvement

Health and Safety Policy

The School places premium importance on the health and safety of pupils and staff. It is the school’s policy to take all steps within its power to prevent personal injury, health hazards and damage to property.


  1. » The school is registered with an approved and well-equipped hospital where sick pupils beyond the scope of the staff in the sick-bay are taken to. Also, forms are issued to parents at the Admission stage to get their consent on how best to handle the health of their children
  2. » The school often invites the Road Safety Officials to enlighten the pupils on some of its safety rules and current trends in fire disaster management
  3. » The school regularly attends seminars and workshops pertaining to issues on health and safety
  4. » Parents who are health and safety professionals are occasionally invited to the school to give talks and demonstrations on health and safety

Fire Disaster policy

It is the policy of the school to reasonably protect the health and safety of our pupils and personnel through the development and implementation of a fire plan, in accordance with the applicable federal regulations.

  1. » Fire extinguishers are situated on each floor of both the three-storey and the two-storey building blocks
  2. » An assembly point is conspicuously sited
  3. » Sand buckets are placed at strategic locations on each floor of the two blocks of buildings in the school premises
  4. » All file cabinets in the offices are fire-proof
  5. » All staff are required to put-off and unplug all electrical appliances in their classes or offices after each day’s work

The Fire Procedure outlined below contains the basic elements that every stake holder will need to know and keep in mind if a fire should strike the school.


Fire Detection and Safety Equipment

  1. » Smoke and fire alarms will be maintained according to manufacturers’ guidelines and in conjunction with federal regulations
  2. » Smoke and fire alarms will be tested on an annual basis to assure continued functioning
  3. » Fire extinguishers will be maintained in locations according to the regulations, certified annually, and checked for charge monthly
  4. » Staff will be educated on fire detection and safety equipment at least annually
  5. » Remember the “18-inch Rule” — All items must be 18-inches from the bottom of the sprinkler head

Response to Detected Fire/Smoke – R.A.C.E.

The presence of smoke is assumed to accompany fire and will be responded to in the same manner as fire. Follow the procedure outlined below if detected in a classroom:

Rescue: Rescue pupils from danger in the following order:

  1. »  Pupils in immediate danger
  2. » Pupils close to danger area

Alarm: Sound the alarm

Contain: Contain the fire – close doors and windows

Extinguish/Evacuate: Horizontal, Vertical, Total

What you should do when the fire alarm sounds :

  1. »  Remove the pupils from the classroom if able and close the door behind you
  2. » Pull the nearest fire alarm box
  3. »  Call the fire service and report the name of the school, location of the school, and location of the fire within the school
  4. »  Close all classroom doors and any other fire doors to contain the fire
  5. »  Remove the students from adjacent locations to the point of the fire. Evacuate the classrooms to the left, right, above, below and across from the fire
  6. »  Notify the Headmistress
  7. »  Prepare for and implement evacuation procedures if directed by the Headmistress

Departmental Instructions

  1. » The Headmistress and/or the other administrative persons in charge will report immediately to the fire scene
  2. »  Other departments will secure their areas and report to the fire scene to assist with the students
  3. »  The head cook will make sure the kitchen exhaust and gas are turned off and report to the fire scene to assist with the students
  4. »  The administrative department will call the Federal fire service
  5. »  Maintenance personnel will report directly to the scene of the fire with additional fire extinguishers
  6. »  All other staff are to remain on their assigned unit and will be called as needed
  7. »  Note: Only the Federal fire service or Headmistress will make the decision to re-open the door of the fire scene
  8. »  When the fire, or drill, is over, an all-clear will be announced over the P.A. system

Fire Extinguisher Use


It is the policy of the school to promote the optimal safety and security of our students and staff through the encouragement of proper fire extinguisher use.


Select the appropriate fire extinguisher to use based on the source of the fire:

  1. »  Type A: For use on trash, wood, or paper fires
  2. »  Type B: For use on liquid or grease fires
  3. »  Type C: For use on electrical fires
  4. »  Type DC: Multipurpose — for use on all types of fires

Use the Acronym P.A.S.S. to remember how to use the fire extinguisher:

  1. »  Pull the pin
  2. »  Aim at the base of the fire
  3. »  Squeeze the handles together
  4. »  Sweep back and forth

Tag the extinguisher as used and initiate a work order for the maintenance department. The maintenance department is responsible for replacing the spent extinguisher with a freshly charged one.

Code of Conduct

  1. » Be polite by using PLEASE, EXCUSE ME, SORRY, PARDON ME AND THANK YOU often
  2. » WALK, do not run especially on the stairways
  3. » Respect each other
  4. » Be a protector of God’s gift

School Rules and Regulations

  1. » Be punctual to all school activities
  2. » Wear the correct school uniform and hair style at all times
  3. » Walk on the right side of the corridor or stairways at all times
  4. » Don’t litter and don’t pass litter by
  5. » Be orderly to and fro the assembly
  6. » Parents are not allowed into any classroom to see the teacher or children without the permission of the school Head Teacher
  7. » The School’s Authorities (Head Teacher, Teachers and Non-Teaching Staff) as well as the prefects who represent them must be respected at all times
  8. » Confrontation of staff by parents is prohibited. All grievances should be channelled through the appropriate channels to the Head Teacher
  9. » There shall be no loitering around the school compound during classes
  10. » All interpersonal exchanges and discussions shall be conducted in English language

"Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to thy word," (Lk 1:38).
"Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to thy word," (Lk 1:38).