Responsibilities of the Board
Local policy decisions should be made by the board, constituting the Tarbiyat secretary, Missionary, Qaid Khuddam-ul-Ahmadiyya, Sadr Lajna Imaillah, Zaim Ansarullah, Secretary Waqf-e-Nau and Murrabi Atfal. Jamaat President serves as the board chairman. The Board will nominate a Principal and administrative staff to run the Academy’s operations. The Board Chair can allow additional non-voting members from the administration to attend board meetings.
Responsibilities of the Principal
Tahir Academy Principal is responsible for appointing the teachers and administrative staff. He or she is also responsible for preparing, publishing and distributing the school schedule in consultation with the teaching and administrative staff. Principal is also responsible for overseeing the day to day operations, scheduling parent-teacher meetings, addressing concerns and complaints, and keeping track of expenses.
Responsibilities of Vice Principal
The role of a vice principal is delineated by the principal.
Responsibilities of Teachers and Volunteers (Administration)
Teachers should use the prescribed syllabus, track student’s progress and provide appropriate and timely feedback to parents. A teacher should only sign up for a class if he/she can assure to continuously take the class for the whole semester.
It is the administration’s responsibility to make sure children perform wudhu, offer salat gracefully without fidgeting and stand should to shoulder during salat. After salat, student should perform Tasbeeh before talking and running.
It is the administration’s responsibility to teach students to start and end their meals with prescribed prayers, educate them about not wasting food and supervise them during sports.
Responsibilities of Parents
Parents should read this Tahir Academy Policy Handbook, attend a day when school is in session, and submit a completed registration form before the deadline. Procurement of prescribed books and required supplies and bringing them to school is also the responsibility of each student and their parents. Parents should ensure timely pick-up and drop-off for their children.
Parents should actively reinforce whatever children learn in the school (performing wuzu correctly, offering salat, completing homework, abiding by the dress code, and listening to the teachers. Parental concerns should be brought directly to the attention of a principal or vice principal.
Responsibilities of Students
Greet everyone with Assalamu Alaikum, refrain from using cell phone in the class (not even for note taking), follow instructions from the administration, respect teachers and elders and take responsibility for bad behavior. Disciplinary action may apply.
All disciplinary issues and concerns should be handled by the Principal. The principal can form a committee to address issues on a case-by-case basis.
Addressing administration’s concerns
The principal should be promptly notified of any concerns from the teachers or volunteers. Such concerns should be resolved at the lowest level possible preferably after talking to all parties or meeting in-person. We strongly advise against discussing or resolving concerns overs emails, text messages, or other online platforms.
Local issues are complex and should therefore be discussed in the local Board before escalating to National level. This is based on the Shura recommendation which stated: “Local policy decisions should be made by an advisory board.”
Addressing parental concerns
Parents should bring all concerns to the Principal or Vice Principal. In case of a dispute, the administration may ask the parent to write down their concern and then address it in a timely and just fashion. We strongly advise against discussing or resolving concerns overs emails, text messages, or similar online platforms.
Non-Ahmadi students? You may be approached by non-Ahmadi Muslims asking to enroll their children in Tahir Academy. After full disclosure of our policies and syllabus, such students can join Tahir Academy if they abide by our policies. There are at least three Tahir Academies at present where non-Ahmadi children are studying.
When to suspend or terminate a student? Such a decision should always be made after seeking local Board’s input.