Balsam Academy is a unit of Balaram Memorial Trust established in 2004 - the brainchild of a small group of people who recognised that mainstream schools were finding it extremely challenging to deliver adequate services to the whole school community due to diversity of students, low income and issues based on belief, language and behavioural approach. The name Balsam is close to the nature of the school in every aspect.
Having a database of qualified and passionate facilitators working at Balsam, the Governing Body is in a position to oﬀer cover and assist students in achieving far reaching positive implications not only for the school but for the family and the broader community.
Going forward - the future plan of the Governing Body - finding pathways for young people seeking entry into the workplace, collaboration with organisations which are offering imaginative solutions for young people and which complement the school ethos, seeking imaginative educational ideas for parents, children and schools and providing a resource for all new community initiatives.
|Mrs. V.B. Saroja Balaram||Managing Trustee|
|Ms. Anitha Rajendran||Secretary|
|Ms. Asha Rani Balaram||Trustee|
|Ms. Shubhadaini Joshi||Appointed Non-Executive Director|
The School Managing Committee (SMC) is an officially constituted body approved by the Board of Trustees of the school.
SMC is accountable to the school and to the school community, responsible for doing what is in the best interest of the school and what is in the best interest of all students collectively. SMC is accountable to their board and responsible for following the by-laws of the board.
The School Managing Committee comprises of the following members:
The School Managing Committee shall have the following powers/functions:
|Mr. B. Prabakaran||Ex officio Secretary||Principal|
|Mr. Gopal Kulkarni||Board Representatives||Engineer|
|Dr. Sabitha||Board Representatives||Doctor|
|CA. Muthu Abirami||Member||Advocate|
|Ms.Arul Jansi.A||Teacher representative||Teacher|
|Mrs. Reema Stella||Educationist||Principal|
|Mrs.Nasiah Parveen.A||Parent representative-Jr.School||Lecturer|
|Mrs. Madhusudhana. G||Teacher representative - College||Senior Lecturer|
The school core committee governs and guides, decides and implements policies recommended or ratiﬁed by the managing committee and oversees day-to-day running of the school. It is an oﬃcially constituted body approved by the Board of Trustees. All role-holders are members of this committee.
SCC makes, modiﬁes and recommends all policies related to school – in terms of micro and meso level operations.
This committee supervises the activity of the school for its smooth functioning. It works in accordance with the speciﬁc directions given by the Board regarding all school policy matters. It acts as bridge between the Board, Managing committee and the School.
The School Core Committee comprises of various sub-committees as listed below. They are appointed by the Board to govern one aspect of the school. ALL members hold oﬃce for a year and can be reappointed based on their performances.
|SCC CORE TEAM||LEVEL MONITORS||SUBJECT HEADS|
|Principal (Administrative Leader): Mr. B. Prabakaran||Level Kinder (LKG-UKG): Ms. G. Priyanga||English: Mr. T. Vigneshwaran|
|Principal (Instructional Leader) Ms. B. Hemakumari||Level 1 (G1-2): Ms. S. Prabha Joshua||Tamil: Ms. R. Sujatha|
|Vice Principal: Ms. S. Shalini||Level 2 (G3-5): Ms. A. Arul Jansi||Hindi: Ms. P. Vijayalakshmi|
|Beyond Academics: Ms. B. Prasoona||Level 3 (G6-8): Ms. G. Fathima||Maths: Mr. B. Prabakaran|
|Head of Operations: Ms. N. Nownihal||Level 4 (G9-10): Mr. A. Zakir Shariff||EVS: Ms. P. Bharathi|
|Science: Ms. K.R. Kaveripriya|
|Social: Mr. H.V. Yatheesha|
Recruitment and Staff Welfare
|Head of Operations: Ms.Nownihal
Admissions & Grievance: Ms.Meenakshi
HR and Staff Welfare: Ms.Abhinaya
System Administrator: Mr.Ashok
Data Management: Mr.Dinesh
Finance and Accounts: Mr. Munisamy
Facility Management: Mr.Kishore
|School Management Committee
School Transport Committee
AntiSexual Harassment Committee
SCB and SDMC
Annual Pedagogical Plan
Grade-wise Booklets (ASP, LP)
Continuous Professional Development
|English: Mr. Vigneshwaran
Tamil: Ms. Sujatha R.
Hindi: Ms. Vijayalakshmi P.
Math: Mr. Prabakaran B.
Science: Ms. Kaveripriya KR.
Social: Mr. Yatheesha.H.V
|Fitness, Sports, Health and Wellness
|FSHW: Mr. Suresh
ICT: Mr.Dinesh Kumaar
Art & Craft: Mr.Vikram
Music: Mr. Karunakaran
|Event & Cultural Committee
STEM and ATAL
|Event and Cultural: Ms. D. Jayashri
SEWA Coordinator: Ms. Prasoona
Student Alumni: Ms. Lavanya
STEM & ATAL: Mr. Zakir
|VICE -PRINCIPAL||Assembly and Broadcasting
Parent Teacher Committee
| Level 1a (K): Ms. Priyanga
Level 1b (G1-2): Ms.Prabha Joshua
Level 2 (G3-5): Ms. Arul Jhansi
Level 3 (G6-8): Ms. Fathima G.
Level 4 (G9-10): Mr. Zakir.
Each sub-committee shall meet on the dates marked on the school calendar and collectively once every month and be chaired by the President and strictly adhere to the Committee meeting calendar. Every member of the sub-committee must be present and if one is unable to attend a meeting, prior notice and apology must be sent on their behalf. The minutes of each meeting must be recorded properly and submitted to the chair at the end of the meeting.
All the meetings are expected to be open to the school community. There may be times when the meeting or a part of the meeting needs to be closed to protect confidentiality or privacy or for any other valid reason. In such case, the committee will need to approve a recommendation to hold a closed session.
In absence of the President (School Head) at the time of a meeting, the Vice-President (Deputy Head) must chair the SCC meeting. If neither the president nor the deputy head is present, the members may elect one of themselves to chair the meeting and the minutes should be forwarded to the President after the meeting is adjourned.
The agenda will be established by the President. The agenda and associated documents will be distributed whenever possible prior to the day of the meeting
Members may request additional items added to the agenda in advance of the meeting. Committee may agree at the meeting, that a new item is of sufficient urgency to require immediate attention.
The chairperson may reorder the agenda to deal with important items first, although all the items must be discussed.
The President will chair the meeting and facilitate discussion. To do this appropriately and impartially the President would normally refrain from taking part in the discussions. If the President wants to get involved in a discussion on an issue it is common for her/him to allow the Deputy Head to chair the meeting.
The President shall see to that the meeting operates such that:
All other members will assist the President and the Committee by
While the sub-committees function under the President, the collective report of all the sub-committees shall be generated and presented to the school community and the Board Members on the first Saturday of every month by the President of SCC.
Parent Teacher Council (PTC) of Balsam Academy is a non-profit, non-political and non-sectarian organisation comprising of Home Room Teachers and parents who work to support the school in a wide variety of ways. The function of PTC is not only to help/support the School in the development of students but also to provide help/support in the improvement and development of the School.
The aims and objectives of the council shall be
|CLASS||PARENT MEMBERS||TEACHER MEMBERS|
|UKG A||Ms. MS.RADHA.H||Ms. SUDHA.K|
|GRADE 1A||Ms.KAMINI.N||Ms.JASINTHA RANI.R|
|GRADE 1B||Ms.THILAGAVATHY||Ms.PRABHA JOSHUA.S|
|GRADE 3A||Ms.JENNIFER. V||Ms.NALINI SHOBA.N.D|
|GRADE 3B||Ms.DEVI . P||Ms.SUDHA.M|
|GRADE 4A||Ms.SANGEETHA PRIYA.D||Ms.JAYASHREE.D|
|GRADE 4B||MS.VIJAYALAKSHMI.R||Ms.SHANMUGA PRIYA.S|
|GRADE 5A||Ms.SASIREKHA . S||Ms.NADHIYA.S|
|GRADE 5C||Ms.INDUMATHI.S||Ms.ARUL JANSI.A|
|GRADE 6A||Ms. KAVITHA .R||Ms.NITHIYALAKSHMI.B|
|GRADE 6B||Ms. GAYATHRI .S||Ms.LALITHA|
|GRADE 7B||Ms. LOGANAYAGE||Ms.SEETHA LAKSHMI|
|GRADE 8A||Ms. KAVIYARASI .S||Ms.FATHIMA.G|
|GRADE 9B||Mr .BABU.E||Mr.YETHEESHA.H.V|
|GRADE 9C||Mr. LENIN.M||Mr.ZAKIR SHARIFF.A|
|GRADE 10A||Mr. SOUNDARA RAJAN.S||Ms.KAVERIPRIYA.KR|
|GRADE 10B||Mr. BALAJI||Ms.BHARATHI.P|
School Transport Committee (STC) of Balsam Academy is a non-proﬁt, non-political and non- sectarian committee comprising of Teachers and Parents who work to support the school transport facility in a wide variety of ways. The function of STC is not only to help and support the School in safe and secure commutation of students but also to provide help and support in the improvement and development of the School Transport system.
|ZONE||PARENT REPRESENTATIVE||TEACHER REPRESENTATIVE|
Balsam Academy Student Council is a student-based civic organization designed to help promote school spirit and leadership among students.
Students participating in all levels of the Council will maintain a high standard of personal conduct. Council members will demonstrate leadership qualities by serving as good examples of behaviour through their words and actions.
All Council members will be expected to participate in approved activities, which will serve to enhance the quality of both the physical and behaviour environment of the school.
The objective of our student council body is
|Mr.Yatheesha.H.V||Head of SCB|
|Faculty Advisor – The House of Alpines|
|Faculty Advisor – The House of Grands|
| Mrs.Seetha Lakshmi.M
|Faculty Advisor – The House of Himalayans|
|Faculty Advisor – The House of Tylers|
|Mercy Deborah.V||Beyond Academics|
|Jyotsna.S||Alpines House Captain|
|Nithilan.L||Alpines House Vice-Captain|
|Moksha.A||Grands House Captain|
|Mohan Prasanth.P||Grands House Vice-Captain|
|Diyaa shree.H||Himalayans House Captain|
|Ragavi.R||Himalayans House Vice-Captain|
|Jane Patricia.J||Tylers House Captain|
|Lathika Sri.A||Tylers House Vice-Captain|
The SDMC will be the overall in-charge for disaster management in school. It will perform the following duties:
The committee should periodically hold meetings to review the progress of the School Disaster Management Plan implementation and chalk out future course of action for disaster preparedness and mitigation.
|Mr.H.V.Yatheesha||SDMC in-charge||Vice Chairperson|
|Ms.S.Lalitha||Primary and Middle Section||Member|
|Dr.Anjugam||Parent Teachers Association||Member|
|Mercy Deborah.V||Beyond Academics Captain||Member|
|Nithilan.L||Alpines Vice Captain||Member|
|Mohan Prasanth.P||Grands Vice Captain||Member|
|Diyaa shree.H||Himalayans Captain||Member|
|Ragavi.R||Himalayans Vice Captain||Member|
|Jane Patricia.J||Tylers Captain||Member|
|Lathika Sri.A||Tylers Vice Captain||Member|
| Representative of
|Mr. S. Chidhambaram||Representative from Fire
(From Nearest Fire Station)
(S.I. - S.P.Office)
| Representative from Police
(From Nearest Police Station)
(Walaja Govt. Hospital)
| Representative from Health
The objective of the Grievance Cell is to develop a responsive and accountable attitude among all the stakeholders to maintain a harmonious educational atmosphere in the school. A Grievance Cell has been constituted for the redressal of the problems reported by the Students, Staff and Parents of the school with the following objectives
The students are the main stakeholders in any institution imparting education, and it’s our endeavour to make all efforts to ensure transparency in all the activities at different stages. Taking this spirit in consideration the school have the set mechanism for students for redressal of their grievances as under:
The Grievances may broadly include the following complaints of the aggrieved students
It is good to air a grievance rather than to keep it bottled up. Protection of human rights is essential for all round development of an individual’s personality to realize the primary needs of the students and staff and secure civil liberty for everybody, a grievance redressal cell has been constituted. The cell is indented to find solutions for problems like sexual harassment –any kind of physical or mental harassment, complaints regarding class room teaching-class room management, completion of syllabus, teaching methods etc., when they arise. The grievance redressal cell convenes meetings periodically and takes steps to redress the grievance.
The grievance Redressal cell shall not entertain the following issues
|Name of the Redressal Officer||Mrs. T.K. Meenakshi|
|Phone Number||+91 7397775876|
The objective is to effectively enforce gender equality and guarantee against sexual harassment and abuse. The committee develops guidelines to combat sexual harassment, deals with cases of discrimination, and recommends actions against guilty to management, in a time bound manner.
The employees approach committee regarding complains such as
Enquiry begins once the complainant fills in the required form and submits a detailed statement of incidents/ allegations. The statement of allegation will be shared with the accused. Both parties shall be given opportunities to defend their case while maintaining confidentiality. Fair process shall be adopted to arrive at the decision. The process of enquiry and delivery of decisions shall not exceed 30 days.
If it is determined that harassment has occurred; prompt action shall be taken. The committee members will communicate the investigation details to management. The disciplinary action will be in accordance with Child Protective Services (as per POCSO Act) and/or law enforcement in accordance with child abuse, Neglect and Exploitation prevention.
|Mr. PRABAKARAN B||PRINCIPAL
|Ms. ADHIRAI THIRUVALLUVAN||Social Worker|
The Committee shall communicate to the local population, the rights of the child and role of State Government, local authority, school and parents as enunciated in the RTE Act.
The objective is to:
|Mr. PRABAKARAN B||PRINCIPAL
|MS. NOWNIHAL||Head of Operations|
|Mr. K. Sundar||Trustee|
|Mrs. T.K. Meenakshi||Admissions Officer|