Code of Conduct for Parents, Grandparents, Carers and Visitors
At Wistaston Church Lane Academy we are very fortunate to have supportive and friendly parents, grandparents, carers and visitors. Our school recognises that educating children is a process that involves a partnership between families, staff and the school community. As a partnership, our parents grandparents and carers will understand the importance of modelling a good working relationship to equip children with the necessary skills for adulthood. For these reasons we continue to welcome and encourage parents, grandparents and carers to participate fully in the life of the school.
The purpose of this policy is to provide a reminder to everyone who visits the site that we have an expected conduct for behaviour. This is so that we can continue to flourish, progress and achieve in an atmosphere or mutual understanding.
All users of the site are expected to:
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 behaviour occur on school premises, the school may feel it is necessary to contact the Police or appropriate authorities. If necessary, the offending adult may be banned from entering the school grounds.
Inappropriate use of Social Networks
In the event that any pupil or parent/carer of a child being educated at Wistaston Church Lane Academy is found to be posting libellous or defamatory comments on Facebook or other social networks, they will be reported to the appropriate 'report abuse' section of the website. All social network sites have clear rules about the content which can be posted on the site and they provide robust mechanisms to report contact or activity which breaches this. The school will also expect that any parent/carer or pupil 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 parent to publicly humiliate another by inappropriate social network entry. We will take and deal with this as a serious incident of school bullying. Thankfully such incidents are extremely rare.
We trust that parents, carers, grandparents, visitors and all users of the site will assist our school with the implementation of this policy and we thank you for your continued support.
We would expect that parents and carers would make all persons responsible for collecting children aware of this policy.