Code of Conduct

AIM: TO KEEP PUPILS AND STAFF SAFE AT ALL TIMES BE AWARE

All staff have a duty to keep pupils safe and protect them from physical or emotional harm.

If a safeguarding issue is suspected, pass information, without delay to one of the Schools Designated Teachers

Staff have a duty of care to themselves (Health & Safety At Work Act 1974).

All staff to read and be aware of Child Protection & Confidentiality Policies.

CONFIDENTIALITY

  • Do not share confidential information about a pupil with any person, other than on a professional need to know basis
  • Never promise complete confidentiality to a pupil prior to, during, or after a disclosure
  • Never pass on confidential information to “outsiders”, without first seeking guidance from the Senior Leadership Team
  • All data covered by the Data Protection Act should be treated in accordance with the Act i.e. with real care!

CONTACT & PHYSICAL CONTACT 

  • Do not give your personal details to pupils or parents.
  • Always use school e-mail address.
  • Any unwelcome communications from pupils or parents should be reported immediately.
  • Physical contact should never be secretive or for personal gratification or of a type which may be considered indecent.
  • For some pupils staff will need to initiate physical contact for care, emotional support or safety needs.  Be self-aware and always follow guidelines in physical contact policy.

BROOKFIELDS SCHOOL IS A NO SMOKING SITE-DISCIPLINIARY
ACTION WILL BE TAKEN IF BREACHED

As a sustainable school all stakeholders should save energy and care for the school

BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT

  • Do not use physical intimidation or invade a pupil’s space
  • Do not use force as a form of punishment
  • Do not use sarcasm, demeaning or insensitive comments
  • Always try to remain calm and defuse situations before they escalate
  • Never try to bar a pupil’s ‘way’ or to physically prevent them from leaving a room unless it is done clearly for their safety or the safety of others

POWER AND TRUST 

  • Do not use your power to intimidate, threaten, coerce or undermine pupils
  • Do not engage in sexual activity with any pupil, Key Stage 5 included
  • Be aware how your action may be viewed by others
  • Do not be seen to be paying special attention to a particular pupil

ONE TO ONE SITUATIONS 

  • Avoid meeting in remote, secluded areas of the school
  • Ensure there is visual access and/or an open door
  • Try to ensure other staff are around or at least aware of meetings
  • Do not use engaged or equivalent signs
  • If you have reason to be concerned prior to a meeting arrange for a colleague to be present

PROPRIETY 

  • Do not behave in such a manner that would lead any reasonable person to question your suitability to work with children or act as a role model
  • Do not make sexual remarks to a pupil or behave in any way which could be interpreted as sexually suggestive or provocative
  • Do not discuss your own sexual preferences or sexual relationships with or in the presence of pupils
  • Do not use pupil toilets when pupils in school

SHOWERS AND CHANGING 

Pupils are entitled to privacy therefore

  • Do not use pupil toilets when pupils in school
  • Announce your intention of entering
  • Avoid visually intrusive behaviour
  • Only touch pupils where, due to their needs it is necessary, always follow guidelines in physical contact policy.

CONTROL AND PHYSICAL INTERVENTION 

  • Always try to diffuse situations without physical intervention
  • You may intervene to prevent pupils from injuring themselves or others
  • Only use reasonable force
  • Follow ProcActSCIP Policy and Procedure
  • Attend all ProActSCIP training and refreshers

TRANSPORTING PUPILS

  • You should not transport pupils in your own vehicle, especially 1:1, without consent
  • You should have a valid insurance
  • Never transport a pupil to hospital in your own vehicle following an accident.  Call an ambulance immediately and inform the school
  • When making a home visit always refer to the protocol

DRESS & USE OF TECHNOLOGY 

  • Dress decently, safely and appropriately
  • Avoid ties or jewellery if working with certain pupils (see dress code)
  • All mobile phones must be kept on ‘silent’ and only used during personal break times
  • Please refer to ‘Safe Use of Internet’ agreements
  • Do not chew gum on the school site

PHOTOGRAPHIC & VIDEO IMAGES

  • Only record images where there is a justifiable need
  • Ensure colleagues are aware you are recording
  • Images may not be displayed without parental/carer consent
  • No photos/videos of school events/activities should be taken by parents/carers/visitors without permission from a member of the Senior Leadership Team


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