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Approved Education Policies

National Child Abuse Neglect Reporting Policy
Child abuse and neglect reporting procedures clearly define the steps all adults working with children must take when they report child abuse or neglect.
National Safe Environment Policy
The Cayman Islands Bill of Rights (Bill of Rights) outlines the responsibilities of the government and public officials to protect and safeguard children and young people.
National Staff Safeguarding Policy
The Ministry of Education, Employment and Gender Affairs requires that all adults engage in safe, supportive, and respectful interactions with children at all times.
Use of private motor vehicles by parents and staff to transport students to school activities
Use of private motor vehicles by parents and staff to transport students to school activities
Professional Development Policy 2014
Professional Development Policy for the Ministry of Education, Employment & Gender Affairs
Professional Development Handbook 2014
The Professional Development Procedures Handbook explains the process for providing continuing professional development for Government schoolteachers. The purpose of this handbook is to assure high quality instruction and to appropriately manage the operations of the Ministry of Education. The Professional Development Policy seeks to set out the what, whereas the handbook specifies the how.
Educational Visits and Field Trips (Excursions)

This policy aims to clarify the procedures to be followed in the provision of excursions to ensure that they are safe and educationally beneficial.

Cayman Islands School Uniform and Dress Code - Revised
This policy has been revised following a review in June 2014. The policy states National expectations with regards to the school uniform and dress code for all Government schools. It also provides guidance in relation to acceptable exemptions.
National School Uniform and Dress Code Summary
A summary of the National expectations that apply to all schools.
National Home-School Agreement Flyer- High schools
The National home-school agreement for high schools was produced in response to concerns raised about school discipline and student behaviour to help establish high expectations for the school year.
National Guidance: Home-school Agreements
We recognise that the successful development of students depends on an effective partnership between, school staff, parents and students. This document provides guidance to schools in drafting effective home-school agreements that can be shared with parents and students.
Student Code of Conduct- Teacher Guidance
This guidance is intended to inform staff, students and parents about expectations of behaviour in the school environment.
Cayman Islands Special Educational Needs Code of Practice
Approved by Education Council on 18th February 2011.

This document provides regulations for Cayman Islands schools in relation to provision made for children who are of mandated school age, and early years (birth to 5 years of age), who may have Special Educational Needs (SEN).

Curriculum Policy
This policy aims to specify the curricular entitlement of all students and to specify the expectations for the quality of the curriculum in schools in the Cayman Islands.
Donations Policy
This policy aims to clarify the procedures to be followed in requesting, receiving, documenting and reporting voluntary donations. This policy aims to ensure a consistent approach throughout the Ministry, and full compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.
Graduation Policy Criteria
The purpose of this policy statement is to ensure that all stakeholders receive and are aware of the new criteria for graduation from government high schools. These criteria have been produced following extensive stakeholder consultation and will apply to all students graduating from government schools from June 2014. The criteria from 2014 will, for the first time, include academic criteria.
Information and Communication Technology Integration Strategy
All government schools will be provided ICT resources in an equitable manner and as such, the goal is to have all teachers integrating technology more effectively into their instructional practices.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Integration Policy
This policy serves to outline the requirements of the Ministry of Education, Training & Employment (METE) with regard to the integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in all public schools in the Cayman Islands.
Interim Guidance On Supporting Students With Medical Needs
This guidance is intended to support Government schools and education settings establish the necessary arrangements and procedures to support students with medical conditions so that such students can enjoy the same opportunities as any other student at school. CI government schools must have regard to this guidance when fulfilling their duties in relation to those students with medical needs.
Interim guidance on Supporting Students with medical needs FORMS.
Interim guidance on Supporting Students with medical needs Example FORMS
National School Discipline and Student Behaviour Policy
The National School Discipline and Student Behaviour Policy (The National Policy) defines the expectations of The Ministry on how Government schools should develop, implement, monitor and evaluate policies on discipline and student behaviour.
National School Misuse of Drugs Policy
Schools, alongside parents/guardians and the range of agencies working with children, young people and their families, have an important role to play in the delivery of the Ministry’s Policy on illegal drugs, alcohol and tobacco.
National T & L
This policy defines the Ministry's expectations for the quality of teaching and learning in all government schools in the Cayman Islands.
Policy Use of Student Images
This policy aims to provide guidance on the use of student images for publication as part of the Ministry’s commitment to ensuring the safety of all learners.
Religious Instruction and Devotions during school hours Policy
This policy aims to establish policy and procedures for the provision of Religious Instruction (RI) and Devotions in schools.
School Starting Age for Reception and Year 1 in Government Schools
This policy aims to establish a revised starting age for compulsory schooling and Reception (where available) in the Government schools.
School-Age Pregnant and Parenting Young Persons
This policy defines the Ministry’s expectations and administrative procedures regarding levels of educational support and services for young women within government schools in the Cayman Islands who become pregnant and are young mothers.
Sex and Relationship Education
The purpose of this policy is to define the expectations of the Ministry on how Government schools should develop, implement, monitor and evaluate policies on the teaching of sex and relationship education.
Staff Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Use Policy
Department of Education Services (DES) and Ministry of Education, Training and Employment (METE) computing resources are intended to support the Cayman Islands Education Service by facilitating educational activities that enhance teaching, learning and communication by all the relevant stakeholders.
Student Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Use
The policy applies to the use of DES and METE resources whether accessed on or off the school site.
Volunteers
This policy applies to volunteers involved in both school-based and off-site activities.