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Parent Code of Conduct
SCHOOL GUIDELINES AND PROCEDURES FOR DISCIPLINE
A school community contains a wide variety of individuals and groups who strive to work together to educate students to become confident, well-educated young women, girls and boys and prepared to lead happy, successful lives and make contributions to local and global communities. Shared community values enable the members of the community to work together and enjoy the fellowship that arises from their collaborative efforts.
DPSG School staff and students work to a Code of Conduct. This document aims to provide similar guidelines for parents. Specifically, this Code of Conduct is intended to:
1. Provide a set of general principles to guide parents in their interaction with staff, students and other parents.
2. Communicate the School's expectation as to how parents conduct themselves when on the School grounds or at School events
3. Explain how parents can direct their concerns.
PARENT CODE OF CONDUCT:
We expect parents, carers and visitors to:
1) Respect the caring ethos and values of our school
2) Understand that both teachers and parents need to work together for the benefit of their children.
3) Demonstrate that all members of the school community should be treated with respect and therefore set a good example in their own speech and behaviour.
4) Seek to clarify a child’s version of events with the school’s view in order to bring about a peaceful solution to any issue.
5) Correct own child’s behaviour especially in public where it could otherwise lead to conflict, aggressive behaviour or unsafe behaviour.
6) Approach the school to help resolve any issues of concern.
7) Avoid using staff as threats to admonish children’s behaviour.
8) Do not discuss any grievances in front of your child/ren regarding the school
9) On excursions, helping in class or on camps, parents must follow the instructions and wishes of the teacher.
10) Respect teachers’ preparation time before or after school to make an appointment at a mutually convenient time if you wish to speak to a teacher.
11) All parents are requested not to take their children at odd time except any emergency
12) Parents are requested to take an appointment for visiting Principal Mam’s Office.
In order to support a peaceful and safe school environment the school cannot tolerate parents, carers and visitors exhibiting the following:
1) Disruptive behaviour which interferes or threatens to interfere with the operation of a classroom, an employee’s office, office area or any other area of the school grounds including team matches.
2) Using loud/or offensive language, swearing, cursing, using profane language or displaying temper.
3) Threatening to do actual bodily harm to a member of school staff, Governor, visitor, fellow parent/carer or student regardless of whether or not the behaviour constitutes a criminal offence.
4) Damaging or destroying school property.
5) Abusive or threatening e-mails or text/voicemail/phone messages or other written communication
6) Defamatory, offensive or derogatory comments regarding the school or any of the students/parent/staff, at the school on Facebook or other social sites. (See Appendix 1). Any concerns you may have about the school must be made through the appropriate channels by speaking to the class teacher, Headteacher or the Chair of Governors, so they can be dealt with fairly, appropriately and effectively for all concerned.
7) The use of physical aggression towards another adult or child.
8) Approaching someone else’s child in order to discuss or chastise them because of the actions of this child towards their own child. (Such an approach to a child may be seen to be an assault on that child and may have legal consequences).
9) Smoking and consumption of alcohol or other drugs whilst on school property.
Should any of the above behaviour occur on school premises the school may feel it is necessary to contact the appropriate authorities and if necessary, even ban the offending adult from entering the school grounds.
1) To be treated with respect and courtesy by other parents
2) To be treated in a polite manner
3) To be respected by staff and students
4) To have a timely response to concerns raised
5) To be treated with professionalism from all staff members
6) To be listened to and clearly communicated with, in regard to their child’s education
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.