We would like to bring to your attention the new Oxfordshire Schools Code of Conduct for parents and carers which Hailey School has now adopted. This policy works in conjunction with the Home School Agreement and sets out how parents and schools should work together.
Hailey School is committed to working in respectful and positive partnership with our families. Our various codes of conduct aim to clarify the types of behaviour that are considered acceptable for all members of the school community.
It is very unfortunate that a growing number of schools across the country are experiencing issues with offensive language and behaviour to staff or offensive comments about the school, its policies, or members of its staff or pupils on Facebook and other social media sites. Comments on these public sites can be highly damaging to a school and to the individuals concerned, and extremely upsetting to staff. Content that may be posted in a moment of frustration stays up on social media indefinitely for all to see, and can be viewed by a huge range of people, not just other parents.
We are lucky at Hailey School that incidents of this nature rarely happen. However, Hailey School leadership team are obliged to monitor this issue closely. Such behaviour is unacceptable and will not be tolerated towards any member of our school community: pupils, parents or staff. If the school discovers that this behaviour has taken place, it will take swift action, and will work with the appropriate authorities to address it.
We thank you for your cooperation with this.
Please also see our Raising Concerns and Complaints policies, which are revised in light of latest guidance received from the Department for Education and available on our website from 11 February 16.