Teachers, under the direction of the school Principal and in
cooperation with the Director of Education and administrative staff, are
expected to perform their duties as set out in Section 231 of the Saskatchewan
Education Act 1995, Saskatchewan Education regulations, and policies,
guidelines and procedures issued by the division or its representatives.
The division views teaching duties as those professional
tasks conducted by teachers in the course of their activities concerned with
the instruction, assessment and supervision of students. The welfare of
students and the maintenance of a positive educational climate in the school
community are also considered to be an integral part of the teacher's role.
Teachers are expected to use professional judgment in
determining appropriate pedagogical activities to ensure that students have the
opportunity to have a successful educational experience. To this end, no
specific methodologies are prescribed.1. Definitions
Certificated staff are defined as those staff requiring a
valid Saskatchewan teaching certificate and are members in good standing with
the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board to perform their
duties, and covered by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation Provincial
Collective Agreement.2. Procedures
shall be responsible for being familiar with and upholding current legislation
and all policies, regulations and procedures of Saskatchewan Ministry of
Education, the Saskatchewan Professional Teachers Regulatory Board, the Board
of Education, the Director of Education and the Principal that pertain to
duties of teachers.
teacher’s duties include but not limited to the following:
A teacher is responsible, in co-operation with staff
colleagues and administrative authorities, for:
the educational standards and efficiency of the school;
in educational planning by the staff, principal and/or the Director of
his or her personal professional competence.
A teacher shall:
and faithfully teach the students in the educational program assigned by the
b) Plan and
organize the learning activities of the class with due regard for the
individual differences and needs of the students.
with colleagues and associates in program development and teaching activities
pertaining to the class and individual students.
in co-operation with colleagues and with the Principal, good order and general
discipline in the classroom, on school premises and/or while participating in
school related activities.
and manage assigned functions in the instructional program in accordance with
the educational policies and procedures of the School Division and the
f) Keep a
record of attendance of the students in the form that the Ministry may
prescribe or in any other form that may be recommended by the Principal as
approved by the Minister.
regularly, in accordance with policies of the school approved by the Board of
Education to the parent or guardian of each student with respect to progress
and any circumstances or conditions that may be of mutual interest and concern
to the teacher and the parent or guardian.
under the leadership of the Principal, in developing cooperation and
co-ordination of effort and activities of members of the staff in accomplishing
the objectives of the school.
any student from the class for overt opposition to the teacher’s authority or
other gross misconduct and, by the conclusion of that day, report in writing to
the Principal the circumstances of that exclusion.
on request, to the Board of Education, the Director, the Principal or the
Minister, any data or information in the teacher’s possession respecting
anything connected with the operation of the school or in any way affecting its
interests or well-being.
up any school records or other school property or property of the school
division in the teacher’s possession when leaving the employment of the Board
of Education or the when requested in writing by the Board of Education to do
from the teacher’s classroom any student suspected to be suffering from, or of
being convalescent from or in contact with, a communicable disease and
immediately report that exclusion to the Principal who shall give notification
of the exclusion and the reasons for it to the medical health officer.
m) Re-admit to
the classroom, on production of a written certificate from the medical health
officer, any student who has been excluded pursuant to clause (l).
with the colleges of education of the universities in the education and
training of teachers in accordance with the regulations and any policies of the
Board of Education with respect to access to the school and its facilities for
regularly all meetings of the staff convened by the Principal or the Director
or promote students in their work in accordance with the promotion policies of
the school and under the general supervision of the Principal; and co-operate
with supervisors, consultants and other personnel, and undertake personal
initiatives in activities intended or designed to enhance in-service
professional growth and the development of professional competence and status.
other related duties as assigned by the Principal.3. Performance
The Teacher’s performance and evaluation is reflected in the
components of Appendix AF-430 Professional Competencies for Horizon Teachers.
ReferencesSaskatchewan Education Act 1995
, Section 85, 87, 109, 175,
231 231Teacher Growth Supervision and Evaluation; AP-430Professional Competencies for Horizon Teachers; AF – 430Horizon School Division Board Policy Handbook
, Policy 15
November 4, 2016