Code of Conduct for Parents and Guardians
We expect parents will support school by:
- Spending time speaking to their child and listening to what they have to say
- Upholding the ethos and rules of the school
- Reading a bedtime story most nights and helping their child with any homework
- Being polite and courteous to adults and children alike
- Talking to school if they have any concerns or compliments!
- Bringing and collecting their children on time
- Not discussing the business of school, staff or children attending school in any public forum including social networking sites
Parents Using Social Media
We communicate using Twitter, Email and through the School App. This is to promote our school in a positive light.
The school has noted the rise in social media websites that are being used increasingly to fuel campaigns and complaints against schools, Principal, school staff, and in some cases other parents/pupils.
Seaview 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 Principal 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 Seaview 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 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 any member of the school community to publicly humiliate another by inappropriate social network entry.
The Governors will take and deal with this as a serious incident.