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Folville Junior School

Code of Conduct

Parent/Carer and Visitor Code of Conduct

We have published this code of conduct to provide a reminder to all adults about expected conduct within the school community and on social media. This is important to provide the children with positive role models to allow them to flourish.

The school expects parents/carers to:

  • Respect the caring and tolerant ethos of the school
  • Understand that parents and staff need to work together to provide the best start and education for the children.
  • Show, in their own behaviour, that all members of the school community should be treated with respect. This includes times when there may be disagreements- all parties must remain calm and respectful.
  • Approach school staff to resolve issues.
  • Work with the school to build relationships with staff.
  • Know that a child cannot move class at the request of the parent- it can be considered, however there are other factors that have to be managed. Parents should be aware we cannot discuss these other factors due to privacy and data protection laws.
  • Seek to clarify a child’s version of events with the school view to allow a peaceful resolution to any issue.
  • Accept and correct their own child’s behaviour, especially where it could lead to conflict.
  • Avoid using staff as threats to admonish children.

To support a peaceful, safe and positive school environment, this school does not tolerate:

  • Disruptive behaviour that interferes or threatens to interfere with the smooth and productive running of the school
  • Loud or offensive language, swearing, cursing, displays of temper and verbal abuse
  • Threatening to do actual bodily harm to a member of staff, governor, visitor, parent or pupil, either in person or on social media
  • Damaging or destroying school property
  • Sending abusive or threatening communications (in any format)
  • Defamatory, offensive or derogatory comments regarding the school or any of the pupils/parents/staff on any social media sites
  • The use of physical or verbal aggression towards a child or adult. This includes physically punishing your own child on school premises
  • Approaching or chastising someone else’s child.
  • Smoking, vaping, consuming alcohol or drugs whilst on school property
  • Bringing dogs onto the school premises

If any of the above behaviours occur, the school will follow the proceedure in the Folville Code of Conduct for parents, carers and visitors. This may include banning from the school premises and/or informing the police and /or the ‘report abuse’ area of internet sites.

If you have concerns about your child or the school, these must be addressed through the school. In the first instance, you should contact your child’s teacher, then the Headteacher. If needed, the complaint may be taken the Board of Governors. Details of the procedure and how to contact them can be obtained from the school office.