Parent/ Carer Code of Conduct Policy
We are very fortunate to have a very supportive and friendly parent body. Our parents recognise that educating children is a process that involves partnership between parents, class teachers and the school community. As a partnership, our parents/carers will understand the importance of a good working relationship to equip children with the necessary skills for adulthood. For these reasons we continue to welcome and encourage parents/carers to participate fully in the life of our school.
The purpose of this policy is to provide a reminder to all parents, carers and visitors to our school about the expected conduct. This is so we can continue to flourish, progress and achieve in an atmosphere of mutual understanding.
We expect parents, carers and visitors to:
. · Correct own child’s behaviour especially in public where it could otherwise lead to conflict, aggressive behaviour or unsafe behaviour
. · Approach the school to help resolve any issues of concern.
In order to support a peaceful and safe school environment the school cannot tolerate parents, carers and visitors exhibiting the following:
Should any of the above occur on school premises or at a school linked event, the parent/carer will be asked to leave the premises voluntarily. Failing this, the school may feel it is necessary to take action by contacting the appropriate authorities and/or sadly, consider banning the offending adult from entering the school premises.
If parents have any concerns about their child in relation to the school as we have said above they should:
Issues of conduct with the use of Social Media
Most people take part in online activities and social media. It’s fun, interesting and keeps us connected.
The PTA has a Facebook page which allows parents to receive and respond to messages about school events. We encourage you to positively participate if you wish.
Within these spaces however we ask that you use common sense when discussing school life online.
‘Think before you post’ We ask that social media, whether public or private, should not be used to fuel campaigns and voice complaints against the school, school staff, parents or children.
We take very seriously inappropriate use of social media by a parent to publicly humiliate or criticise another parent, member of staff or child. The school will also expect that any parent/carer or student removes such comments immediately. In serious cases the school will also consider its legal options to deal with any such misuse of social networking and other sites. Additionally, and perhaps more importantly is the issue of cyber bullying and the use by one child or a parent to publicly humiliate another by inappropriate social network entry.
Online activity which we consider inappropriate:
At our school we take our safeguarding responsibilities seriously and will deal with any reported incidents appropriately in line with the actions outlined above. Thankfully such incidents are extremely rare.
We would expect that parents would make all persons responsible for collecting children aware of this policy.
We trust that parents and carers will assist our school with the implementation of this policy and we thank you for your continuing support of the school.