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Visitor code of Conduct

Visitor Code of Conduct Policy

We welcome visitors to Gatcombe Park Primary School and we will act to ensure it is a safe place for
pupils, staff and all other members of our school community. We encourage close links with parents
and the community and believe that pupils benefit when the relationship between home and school
is a positive one.
We seek to maintain positive relationships with all members of our school community and value our
strong relationship with parents/carers which together helps us achieve the very best for the pupils
in a mutually supportive partnership between parents, class teachers and the school community. If a
parent/carer/visitor has concerns, we will always listen to them and seek to address them.
We ask that every parent/carer/visitor to our school:
 respects the caring ethos of the school;
 approaches school staff for help with any issues in an appropriate manner;
 corrects their child’s actions, especially where they could lead to conflict, aggressive or
unsafe behaviour.

We will not tolerate abusive, threatening or violent behaviour including:
 using offensive language or displaying temper;
 threatening, abusive or violent behaviour to any member of staff, visitor, fellow
parent/carer, pupil or any other member of the school community;
 damaging or destroying school property;
 sending abusive or threatening emails or text/voicemail/phone messages, or other written
communications to anyone within the school community;
 defamatory, offensive or derogatory comments regarding the school or any of the
pupils/parent/staff, at the school on Facebook or other social media sites;
 approaching someone else’s child in order to discuss or chastise them because of the
(perceived/actual) actions of this child towards their own child;
 smoking, taking illegal drugs or the consumption of alcohol on school premises;
 dogs being brought on to school premises (other than guide/assistance or school owned
Should any of the above occur on school premises, the school may feel it is necessary to take action
by contacting the appropriate authorities and/or consider banning the offending adult from entering
the school premises.
Note: Can parents please ensure they make all persons responsible for collecting their children
aware of this policy

Inappropriate use of social network sites
Any concerns you may have about the school or your child must be made through the appropriate
channels by speaking to the school or following the school complaints policy and procedure.
Any inappropriate comments (including libellous or defamatory) made about the school, staff or
pupils on any social media site will be reported to the appropriate ‘report abuse’ section of the site
and the parent/carer will be asked to remove any such comment.
The school take very seriously the use of cyber bullying by one child or a parent to publicly humiliate
another by inappropriate social network entry. We will take and deal with this as a serious incident
of school bullying. The school will also consider its legal options to deal with any such misuse on
social networking and other sites.
Please note that no meeting at the school may be electronically recorded without the express
permission of all parties, and that information obtained without such permission will not be
admissible in any proceedings.