Teachers lead, and have always led, Pointers in their quest for excellence. They constitute a large and dedicated group, mostly post-graduates in various academic streams, while several of them have doctorate degrees. Computer, ELT and B.Ed. qualifications add to their expertise which they periodically update at workshops and seminars. South Point School has nearly 200 teachers with 160 non-teaching staff-members taking care of other aspects. Out of a total of 390 members of staff in South Point High School, the teaching faculty consists of about 270 and the rest are non-teaching staff-members.
The lively world of South Point thrives on the precious interaction between teachers and pupils. The School nurtures this preciousness every day. Its objective is to ensure that the teaching-learning process across classrooms stays ahead of the changing times and trends. Round the year, teachers upgrade themselves through a series of workshops, seminars, conferences, training programmes, certification courses, empowering assessments, self-evaluation symposiums, counselling sessions and skill-enhancing practices. In this way they stop being simply curriculum facilitators; their interaction with pupils becomes thriving hours, leaving a lasting impression on young minds.
Workshops and training programmes, designed for the South Point Faculty, help it to be attuned to handling the demands of modern life and their influences on youngsters. Pastoral Counselling training-cum-workshops, run by Ummeed Consulting and Counselling Services, empower, enable and energise teachers through written and oral tests, role play and case studies guided by competent psychologists, educators and counsellors. Frequent such sessions are conducted by School counsellors too. Language workshops, conducted by eminent educationists and language resource persons, stress skill enhancement in speaking, listening and writing and explore the evaluation pattern in the changing syllabi. Faculties for all subjects attend such enriching training sessions. Arithmetic teachers of Junior School attend refresher Mindspark workshops regularly while refresher Smart Class workshops are frequent too. In High School, teachers of all subjects upgrade themselves and hone their skills at workshops on planning the syllabus, the question paper pattern, correction and evaluation of answerscripts, according to the CBSE pattern. All these courses enhance the core competence of the faculty which, in turn, is reflected in the smart and confident way they mentor Pointers. South Point’s objective is to give teachers a vision to make learning and evaluation more flexible and integrated into classroom life.
To give Pointers a strong tomorrow, the South Point faculty treads the path of change and implements newer, smarter teaching methods.
The Priyamvada Birla Scholarship will be awarded every year, starting from 2013, to meritorious students belonging to the low income group, pursuing their studies in under-graduate courses in Colleges and Institutes in West Bengal on Merit cum Means Basis.