At Holy Trinity Primary School we are very fortunate to have supportive and friendly parents. Our parents recognise that educating children is a process that involves partnership between the home and school and understand the importance of a good working relationship to equip children with the necessary skills for adulthood. For these reasons we welcome and encourage parents/carers to participate fully in the life of our school. The purpose of this policy is to provide a reminder to all parents and visitors to our school about expected conduct so that we can work together to ensure a safe and positive school environment for our children. We are a caring community holding the Christian values of RESPECT, HONESTY and LOVE at it’s heart. The school’s policies are designed to support the way in which all members of the school community can live and work together in a supportive way. They aim to promote an environment where everyone feels happy, safe and secure.
Respect and concern for others and their rights
As well as following the guidance in our Home-School Agreement. We expect parents and carers to show respect and concern for others by:
- Supporting the respectful ethos of our school by setting a good example in their own speech and behaviour towards all members of the school community; – working together with teachers for the benefit of children. This includes approaching the school to resolve any issues of concern and to discuss and clarify specific events in order to bring about a positive solution;
- Delivering and collecting children in a punctual and orderly manner – not entering the building without first making an appointment via the school office. – making contact with staff only through school channels and not by contacting them at home.
In order to support a peaceful and safe school environment, the school cannot tolerate:
- Using loud and /or offensive language or displaying temper.
- Disruptive behaviour which interferes with the operation of a classroom, the office area, the outside learning environment or any other part of the school, including matches or trips
- Threatening harm or the use of physical aggression towards another adult or child. This includes approaching someone else’s child in order to discuss or chastise them and physical punishment against your own child on school premises.
- Defamatory, offensive, abusive or threatening emails, phone or social network messages (including class WhatsApp groups) regarding any of the pupils/parent/staff at the school. Any concerns you may have about the school must be made through the appropriate channels.
- Smoking, vaping and consumption of alcohol or other drugs or accessing the school site whilst intoxicated.
If there have been incidents of these behaviours towards staff, subsequent pupil progress meetings will have to either be attended by a member of the senior management team or school governor or will be in written form. The above behaviours on school premises will be reported to the appropriate authorities and Governors may prohibit an offending adult from entering the school grounds to safeguard our school community. We trust that parents and carers will assist our school with the implementation of this policy and thank you for your continuing support.