SOP Manual for Elementary and Secondary Schools


This industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in furnishing academic courses and associated course work that comprise a basic preparatory education. A basic preparatory education ordinarily constitutes kindergarten through 12th grade. This industry includes school boards and college districts.

The following are some of the top critical issues facing school leadership.

  • Classroom Size
  • Poverty
  • Family Factors
  • Technology
  • Student Attitudes and Behaviours
  • Parent Involvement
  • Student Health
  • Keeping School Safe
  • Pressure faced by the students
  • Chronic Absenteeism
  • Disciplinary policies

A number of issues and controversies are faced by the educators and communities. Among them discipline and security; race, ethnicity, and equality; mainstreaming; and public versus private education are more important. The severity of the school problems dictates the course of action needed to help to redirect the teen back to the path of success. The elementary and secondary education system faces many issues and problems of interest not just to educators and families but also to sociologists and other social scientists.

Some of the International Organisations related to Schools,

  • Council of International Schools (CIS) - cois.org
  • Education International (EI) - ei-ie.org
  • International Bureau of Education (IBE) - ibe.unesco.org
  • Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) - aisa.or.ke
  • International Schools Services (ISS) - iss.edu
  • Council of British International Schools (COBIS) - cobis.org.uk
  • School for International Training (SIT) - sit.edu
  • Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA) - fobisia.org
  • Network for Astronomy School Education (NASE) - iau.org
  • American International School (AIS) - aischennai.org
  • Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) - acsi.org

Various Industry Standards will be followed by each specific Schools to maintain their reputation in the field of interest.

  • National Council for Teachers Education Act,1993
  • Right of Children to Free, Act 2009
  • Right to Education Act 2009
  • Education (Schools) Act 1992
  • Children, Schools and Families Act 2010
  • Army Schools Act 1891
  • Nursery Education and Grant-Maintained Schools Act 1996
  • Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006
  • School Sites Act (Northern Ireland) 1928
  • Endowed Schools Act 1869

The Act makes education a fundamental right of every child between the ages of 6 and 14 and specifies minimum norms in elementary schools. It requires all private schools to reserve 25% of seats to the children. The Act lays down specific responsibilities for the centre, state and local bodies for its implementation. A committee set up to study the funds requirement and funding initially estimated the INR 1710 billion or 1.71 trillion (US$38.2 billion) across five years was required to implement the Act, and in April 2010 the central government agreed to share the funding for implementing the law in the ratio of 65 to 35 between the centre and the states.

Some of the Magazines that will keep you on track

  • The National Student
  • India Today English
  • National Geographic Kids
  • Physics For You
  • India Today
  • Language Magazine
  • Education World Magazine
  • TEACH Magazine
  • Education Matters Magazine
  • The Knowledge Review Magazine
  • Independent Education Magazine
  • Education Today Magazine


Written by Bharath Ravi

Business Consultant whose qualification includes a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Mechanical specialized in Automobile & Manufacturing; Trained in Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) Certification, Hands on Foundation Certificate in Business Analysis, BCS (UK) and Certified Professional for Requirements Engineering (CPRE-FL).

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