Code of Conduct for Parents
Kemsing Primary School Parents’ Code of Conduct.
Kemsing Primary School has a code of conduct for parents. Its purpose 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.
The school expects parents and carers to:
Respect the caring ethos of the school
Understand that parents and teachers need to work together for the benefit of the children
Demonstrate in their own behaviour that all members of the school community should be treated with respect and understand that even if there is conflict due to a member of staff’s oversight, parents must remain calm and respectful
Approach school staff to help resolve issues
Work with the school to build relationships with its staff
Know that children cannot be moved on request of the parent
Seek to clarify a child’s version of events with the school’s view to bring about a solution to any issue
Correct their own child’s behaviour where it could lead to conflict
In order to support a peaceful and safe school environment the school does not tolerate:
Disruptive behaviour which interferes or threatens to interfere with the operation of a classroom, office or other area of school grounds
Loud or offensive language, swearing, cursing or displaying temper
Damaging or destroying school property
Sending abusive or threatening emails, text/voicemail/phone messages or other written communication
Defamatory, offensive or derogatory comments regarding the school or any of the pupils/parents/staff at the school on facebook or other social media sites
The use of physical aggression towards another adult or child
Chastising someone else’s child
Smoking or consuming alcohol or drugs on school property
Bringing dogs on to school premises
If any of these behaviours occur the school may contact the appropriate authorities and, if necessary, ban the offending adult from entering school grounds.
SOCIAL NETWORK SITES
Social media websites are being used increasingly to fuel campaigns and complaints against schools, Headteachers, school staff, and in some cases other parents and pupils. The Governors of Kemsing Primary School 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 Headteacher or the Chair of Governors, so they can be dealt with fairly, appropriately and effectively for all concerned.
In the event that any pupil or parent/carer of a child/ren being educated at Kemsing Primary School is found to be posting libellous 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 which can be posted on the site and they provide robust mechanisms to report content or activity which breaches this. The school will also expect that any parent/carer or pupil removes such comments/material 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. We will take and deal with this as a serious incident of school bullying.
We would expect that parents would make all persons responsible for collecting children aware of the policy.
Thank you for your cooperation to ensure all children at Kemsing Primary School remain happy, confident and successful.
T. Anderson (Chair of Governors)