Our school not only aims at the academic development of the child, but a holistic development. We at ATS Valley believe that a school is not only accountable for a child’s academic growth but also for the development of their behavioural and social skills. Keeping in mind this, we have designed the MGA Programme i.e. Monthly General Assessment. This is being done right from Foundation to Grade-9. This is basically used to assess the growth of the child in the other fields apart from academics. There are various aspects on which the students are judged by the respective class teachers and subject teachers every 15 days. These aspects include confidence, behaviour, punctuality, peer relations, health & hygiene, curiosity, lunch, uniform, diary maintenance etc.
Confidence: is judged on the basis of the child’s speaking skills and whether he/she is able to overcome the fear of public speaking during the activities conducted in the class on a regular basis. Each class has been equipped with a podium for this purpose.
Behavior: is the second category in which the rating is done according to the child’s behavior in class as well as during the extracurricular activities when they are not accompanied by their respective class-teachers. We take into account not only the incidence of disruptive behavior but also positive conduct. The child is observed closely on a daily basis to avoid sporadic judgement.
Punctuality: It is one of the most important attribute of life being taught to the children. To ensure whether the children have imbibed this attribute into their daily routine, tasks such as punctuality in reaching the school, punctuality in their eating habits, submission of the work etc. Being punctual makes a big difference in the overall personality of an individual.
Peer relations: the development of peer relations of a child in the early childhood is an important psychosocial attribute that is important for their overall development. Right from preschool, the students are trained and encouraged to communicate with their peers, enable them to master the art of problem solving and establish inter personal relations. Under the MGA program, the students are graded based on close observation of their peer relations.
Health and hygiene: is another parameter on which the students are given points. Maintaining a good hygiene is very essential to live a healthy life. Keeping in mind how often the students wash their hands after the meals, use the napkins for wiping the hands and face, trimming of their nails on the regular basis etc. are the minute details which are taken note off.
Curiosity: the students are encouraged to become more and more curious. This opens up their minds and helps them to go beyond their textbooks. The X-why-Z session is done in the class on a regular basis where every student has to ask his/her class teacher a question based on their observation of the things and people around them. The MGA analysis is done on the basis of how frequently the child has been asking questions.
Lunch is such an important parameter where the teacher observes what the child is bringing for his lunch daily and whether it is healthy. The parents are sent a feedback if the child is found eating fatty or junk food quiet often.
If any student is lagging behind in any of the above mentioned parameters we try to focus on it work out on various ways for the improvement because our aim is to achieve the holistic development of our students.