The standards of ethical and professional standards of practice reflect a shared understanding among all
educators at Nile Valley School of the importance and need of and for professional behaviour within the
profession – one that is dedicated to the nurturing of the student as a whole individual. The standards
serve as the foundation of the school’s ethos and they describe the professional beliefs and values that
are unique to the teaching profession. They guide teachers in their professional judgement, decision
making and conduct in their varied roles and relationships.
At Nile Valley School, care, respect, trust and integrity are the core ethics of teaching. More specifically:
Encompasses compassion, acceptance, and interest in developing students’ potential as learners.
Teachers are committed in their practice to nurturing the well-being of students and learning through serving as a positive role model and exercising appropriate professional judgement and empathy
Encompasses fairness, openness and honesty.
Teachers are committed to demonstrating trust in their relationships with students, parents, colleagues and members of the school community and the general public.
Encompasses trust and fairness.
Teachers demonstrate tolerance and are committed to honouring human dignity, emotional well-being and diversity through modelling respect for spiritual and cultural values,
social justice, confidentiality, freedom, democracy and the environment.
Encompasses morality, honesty, and reliability.
Teachers are committed to consistently exercising integrity in fulfilling their professional duties and responsibilities.
These core ethical standards are embedded in Nile Valley School’s performance management appraisal process,
the Teacher Performance Appraisal (TPA) that is used to assess professional practice standards and to ensure
excellence in teaching practice through the following teaching competencies:
Commitment to Students and Student Learning;
Leadership in Learning; and
Ongoing Professional Learning
These competencies describe the continuum of knowledge, skills and professional practices of Nile Valley School teachers.
Moreover, the standards provide teachers with a collective professional identify as all
Nile Valley School educators will strive to be:
Caring role models and mentors committed to student success and the love of learning;
Ethical decision makers who demonstrate responsible and sound professional judgment at all times;
Critical reflective practitioners who consistently participate in a personal systematic
cycle of review of his/her professional
practice in an ongoing effort to enhance and refine his/her performance;
Collaborative team members and leaders in learning communities; and
Responsive practitioners to the needs of all learners and respectful of equity and diversity within Nile Valley School.
Nile Valley School teachers are committed and dedicated to providing their students with the
best education possible. They are accountable for the overall success of
students as learners and as individuals. As part of their professional teaching duties and responsibilities, teachers will:
Establish a safe and nurturing learning environment based on mutual respect;
Establish high and reasonable expectations for student achievement;
Demonstrate and model the attributes of good character;
Establish clear expectations for (routines, rules and hierarchy of logical consequences) for behaviour rooted in the attributes of good character and aligned with the school’s code of conduct for discipline;
Demonstrate an awareness of the physical, social and intellectual development of learners at different stages;
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how student learn and programme appropriately so that all students can experience success;
Demonstrate a solid understanding of curriculum;
Nurture students’ intellectual curiosity and promote a passion for life-long learning;
Acknowledge and celebrate student diversity;
Plan and deliver well-structured meaningful lessons to access and master the curriculum and learning expectations;
Reflect upon the effectiveness of teaching practices;
Assess accurately and consistently students’ academic achievement and progress through the using different assessment tools;
Communicate effectively and consistently with parents regarding students’ academic achievement and well-being;
Foster strong collegial relationships with students, parents, colleagues and members of the school community and public;
Contribute positively to the Nile Valley school community; and
Take responsibility for involvement in continuous professional development.
Personal and Professional Conduct
In the context of personal and professional conduct, Nile Valley School teachers are to demonstrate consistently
high standards of personal and professional conduct at all times by upholding public trust in the profession.
Establish, respect and maintain professional boundaries appropriate to the position;
Demonstrate respect for all school policies and procedures and fulfil all their professional duties and responsibilities;
Demonstrate respect for diversity and cultural sensitivity by upholding the laws and values of Sudan;
Demonstrate the ethical standards becoming of a teacher within the teaching profession;
Contribute to the ethos of the school and serve as an ambassador for Nile Valley School within the community;
Maintain high standards with respect to professional appearance and attendance and punctuality; and
Demonstrate tolerance and respect for the rights of others and not express personal beliefs that may influence the vulnerability of students.
Welcome to Nile Valley School. I am proud to be part of the wonderful NVS family that
includes all of our children, parents, staff and supporters in the community. Every day we do our best to
ensure that our students are working hard in all aspects of their education. At Nile Valley we use the
American Common Core Curriculum as our standard for instruction. To supplement the Common Core we also
incorporate the newest and most innovative curriculum in the world has to offer. Our teachers use modern
research-based methodology to challenge our students to think “outside of the box.”We want to produce
students who have the right skills to be successful in their post-secondary education and beyond.
We teach creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making skills.
We teach communication and collaboration skills. We provide instruction in citizenship
and personal and social responsibility. Beyond our academically rigorous curriculum Nile
Valley provides a wide range of activities to stimulate creativity and personal fitness.
We believe that by maintaining very high standards we can ensure that our students will
excel in the areas of literacy and numeracy.The teachers at NVS set high standards for themselves.
They want our students to receive the finest education possible. We have high expectations for every
child at Nile Valley and at the same try to instill a mindset whereby every child has high expectations
for him or herself. That, we feel, develops in our students an attitude that embraces learning for the
sake of learning.
I would encourage you to drop by the school anytime and see for yourself the wonderful things that go on every
single day at Nile Valley School! Mr. Faisl Abbas, Chairman. This site is developed by: MSaif, email@example.com