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Parent / Carer Code of Conduct

 

At The Federation of Earlswood Schools, we strongly believe that educating our children is a process that involves partnership between home and school and we welcome and encourage parents and carers to participate fully in the life of our schools.

 

The purpose of this code of conduct is to provide a reminder to all parents, carers and visitors about expected conduct so that we can work together to ensure a safe and positive school environment for our children and staff.

 

We expect all parents, carers and visitors to the school to:

 

Support the respectful ethos of our school by setting a good example in your own speech and behaviour towards all members of the school community. This means considering the impact of your actions, your choice of language and your choice of tone can have on staff, children and other visitors to the school.

 

Work together with teachers for the benefit of children. This includes approaching the school directly to resolve any issues of concern and to discuss and clarify specific events in order to bring about a positive solution.

 

Reinforce the school’s policy on Behaviour – please see http://www.earlswood.surrey.sch.uk/behaviour/

 

Park with consideration and respect for others when delivering and collecting children from school.

 

Keep dogs on a lead and secured away from the main school entrance.

 

In order to support a peaceful and safe school environment, the school will not  tolerate:

 

Disruptive behaviour which interferes with the smooth running of a classroom, an office area or any other part of the school grounds.

 

The use of loud and/or offensive language or displaying temper.

 

Threatening harm or the use of physical aggression towards another adult or child.

 

Abusive, threatening, malicious or inflammatory emails, phone or social network messages (see appendix 1)

 

Smoking and consumption of alcohol or other drugs or accessing the school site whilst intoxicated.

 

Damaging or destroying school property.

 

No meeting at the school may be electronically recorded without the express permission of all parties. 

 

The school reserves the right to record telephone conversations for training and monitoring purposes.

 

The above behaviours on school premises will be reported to the appropriate authorities and Governors may prohibit an offending adult from entering the school grounds to safeguard our school community in line with Surrey County Council guidance – ‘Keeping Schools Safe’. In serious cases the school will also consider its legal options to deal with any such misuse of social networking and other sites.

 

Social media websites are being used increasingly to fuel campaigns and complaints against schools, Head Teachers, school staff, and in some cases other parents/pupils. The Federation of Earlswood Schools considers the use of social media websites being used in this way as unacceptable and not in the best interests of the children or the whole school community.

 

Any concerns you may have must be made through the appropriate channels by speaking to the Class Teacher, the Head Teacher or the Chair of Governors, so they can be dealt with fairly, appropriately and effectively for all concerned.

In the event that any parent or carer of a child being educated at our schools is found to be posting libelous or defamatory comments on Facebook or other social network sites, they will be reported to the appropriate 'report abuse' section of the network site. All social network sites have clear rules about the content that can be posted on the site and they provide robust mechanisms to report contact or activity that breaches this. The school will also expect that any parent or carer remove such comments immediately.

The Federation of Earlswood Schools recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Child protection forms part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities.
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