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Information & FAQ’s – For New Teachers

Q1. What are the school timings and salary?
A1. The timings are 10:00am-1:00pm for Students and 9:30am-2:30pm for Teachers. Total CTC of teachers ranges from Rs. 75,000 to Rs. 1,50,000/- based on qualification, experience and exposure. The employees also get EPF & ESIC scheme benefits as the current government regulations.

Q2. What is the eligibility criteria for the post of a teacher?
A2. Graduate (preferably with one or two years experience). Open to new methods, sincere and dedicated.

Q3. What are the terms of appointment?
A3. Educators are required to complete the academic year. The educator therefore cannot leave in the middle of the academic year.

Q4. How many holidays are there?
A4. – Summer Vacation 45-50 days (unpaid if the teacher is not coming to school/summer camp)
– Diwali Vacation 7-9 days
– Winter Vacation 5-6 days
– Over and above there are 8-10 holidays for other festivals and events

Q5. What are the leave and bonus policies?
A5. During the probation period (usually 3 months) the teachers get only one leave per month. Permanent employees can avail up-to 10 leaves per year. All the employees get yearly bonus equivalent or more than one month’s salary based on their performance.

Q6. What is the increment policy?
A6. Performance appraisal is done continuously. Increments are given on the basis of performance with effect from 1st April every year.

Q7. What is the prospect for growth?
A7. At Gyankriti we believe that a teacher is a learner too.  Thus a lot of on the job training is given. Monthly training sessions also help you become a better human being. Many teachers at Gyankriti have become co-ordinators or head mistress in 2-3 years.

Q8. Is there any transport facility for a teacher?
A8. No

Q9. Is there a concession on the fee for a teacher’s child?
A9. Yes. You get a concession on the fees – a teacher has to pay only 50% of the total fees. While the fees has to be paid in advance, the discount will be refunded at the end of academic session.

Q10. What is the facility given to teachers who have small children?
A10. We don’t usually allow mother and children to work/study in the same Gyankriti branch. Either you have to choose separate branches or need to discuss the issue with management.

Q11. Can an educator leave early or come late on a given day?
A11. 100 % of the educators are ladies. Sometimes a small job requires an extra half hour at home and she can then manage school + home. It is important that she does both. To help her facilitate attending both duties, an educator may come one hour late or leave an hour early on a given day of the month ONLY after intimation & permission of the concerned supervisor. We call this the point system. An educator may use a maximum of 2 such points is a month.

Admission Helpline (Gyankriti Times – October 2015)

Extract from the Newsletter – Gyankriti Times (October 2015)

Tips for First Time School Choosers

Every year we come across a lot of anxious parents who are trying to check out schools with sole purpose that their child starts learning to read, write and speak in the shortest time. Our tip to all those anxious parents is that one has to be choosy but for a different set of reasons. For a first time school goer, the child, it is the first time they are out of their parental reach and comfort zone, a truly scary feeling. Each child reacts differently whilst some learn to make quick friends, some others start bullying the other kids, some others spend the whole day crying and a few of the others are actually are ready for a new environment. So the first thing a School Choosers has to do is to understand how well a school handles the transition process.

Teaching Tools – Make sure that the child gets to learn with all his/ her senses ( no pun intended but the sense of smell, touch,hear, etc ). All Teaching tools that are utilized should be in line with this learning process and should encourage engaging of all senses. Sensory Development of a first time school goer is at its very best phase at that age, make the best of it. Hands On learning not only teaches better but also inculcates in a child a lifelong habit of doing things instead of just learning by rote.

Teacher to Student Ratio – I am sure most people would have heard this and also logically agree to this but let me touch this topic with a teachers perspective .In a class room with the right ratios the teachers is not only able to devote more time and attention to individual children but will also be able get under the surface and understand what the child’s mind is thinking, the ability to understand some of the innate strengths of each child. A hammer breaks glass but bends steel , the ability of a teacher to understand which or who amongst of his or her student is Glass and which one is steel is established when the density is lower.

Age appropriate infrastructure – At many senior schools you will find that the school has same infrastructure facility for all age groups. Ideally there should be separate playing area, dining area etc. for the various age groups. We have come across several schools in big cities where they have separate building for pre-school, junior school, middle school and high school in the same campus.

What’s next after preschool?

Most common questions we are usually asked during the “admission season”:

  • What’s after preschool? Which senior school should we prefer for our child?
  • Should we admit our child in a senior school before standard 1?
  • How difficult is it to get admissions in good schools?
  • What is the admission procedure of a senior school?
  • What are their fee structure and other yearly recurring expenses?

At Gyankriti, we understand the requirement of hassle free transition from Gyankriti preschool to senior schools. We always try our best to answer your queries on this subject. More details on next page:

True cost of a senior school

Leaving a pre-school before Senior KG means…

  • Increasing unnecessary financial burden- There’s a huge gap between the fee of a preschool and a senior school. In some cases the senior school fee is 4-6 times the preschool fee. Apart from higher fee there are other expenses too in the form of school uniform, stationary etc. that is of more or less useless for toddlers.
  • Pushing too early towards unfamiliar environment – During the early years a child is exposed to unfamiliar environment for the first time. Those years are very challenging for kids of age group 2-5 years. Preschool operating in a bungalow or premise in a residential area gives child a homely touch & makes it very convenient for them to cope up with the situation unlike scary environment when little eyes experience huge infrastructure of a senior school.

What is the right time to admit in a senior school?

  • Too many schools in city. No scarcity of seats as such – Indore, being only city which host both IIT & IIM, is home for educational institutions. With 80+ CBSE and many international schools already in the city, there are plenty of options for schooling of child after graduating from Senior KG of a pre-school.

Alright! Can Gyankriti help us secure admissions in schools?

Reservation of seats in standard 1 of reputed schools – Gyankriti students enjoy privilege of guaranteed admission in selected senior schools of Indore. Here’s a list of associated K-12 schools and the number of seats reserved in first standard exclusively for Gyankriti Preschoolers.

Name of School Reserved Seats
Anusuiya School (Pearson) 20
G.D. Goenka School 20
Indus World School, Chhawani 15
Indus World School, Jhalaria 15
Progressive Education, Annapurna 15
Progressive Education, Nemavar Rd 15
Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidya Mandir 20
Shri Ram Centennial School 20
Global Indian International School
The Millennium School (Educomp)

More details: http://goo.gl/rjc68y

For admissions and special discounts kindly ask us for procedure to be followed on our Admission Helpline – 888 9898 333 – support@gyankriti.com

Even if you want admissions in any other school which is not listed here or a want to switch after Nursery or Junior KG then do contact us, we will try our best to guide you.