Code of Conduct for Parents

Objective:

To set clear guidelines for parents on expected behavior with school staff (teachers / admin)

Applicable to:

This policy applies to all parents.

Value (s) guiding policy:*

a) Value Term: Respect
b) Why:

  • Show respect and concern for others.

  • Analyze and evaluate your actions

Rationale:

Considerate behavior and courtesy to others are essential for the success of a child and with the help of this they form relationships in and out of school, to later succeed in life. It is the role of all parents to model the behavior they expect to see in their children. The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines to all parents of our school, about expected conduct, so that we can work together to ensure a positive school environment for our children.

Policy Guidelines:

As a school value, we place great emphasis on respect for students, parents and the school staff and also expect the same from parents. The school expects high standards of behavior from parents within the schools premises as they are the role models for their children. But it has been observed that in certain situations, parents do not adhere to the values and start misbehaving, with behavior that compromises or demeans the dignity of individuals or groups, including stalking, harassment, discrimination, taunting, ridiculing, insulting, threatening or other acts of violence.

RESPECT AND CONCERN FOR SCHOOL STAFF AND THEIR RIGHTS

This guidance supports the implementation of this policy and we expect parents to show respect and concern for school staff by:-

  • Parents have to present themselves in a lawful, ethical, and responsible manner that recognizes and respects the rights of others.

  • Parents have to cooperate with the school staff to achieve the best outcomes for any related issue.

  • Parents have to treat all individuals and property of the school with dignity, courtesy and respect at all times.

  • Parents have to initiate and maintain constructive communication and relationship with school staff regarding issues/concerns related to their child’s learning, well being and behavior or any other related to the school.

  • Parents have to emphasize on the importance of values like respect and cooperation with school staff at any point of time. They can escalate the issue to the higher authority if they feel they are not being heard or are not satisfied with the conversation or decision.

Consequences for Unacceptable Behavior: The school will not accept any unwanted behavior in order to promote peaceful school environment. This follows :

  • Any kind of disruptive behavior which interferes with the school operation i.e. classroom, administration area or any other part of the school.

  • Using loud and/or offensive/abusive language or displaying temper.

  • Threatening or the use of physical aggression towards staff.

  • Threatening to make a police complaint, media or using the name of an authority (school related or outsider) to get their work done.

  • Abusive or threatening emails or phone calls, whether implicit (indirect) or explicit (direct).

  • Damaging or destroying school property.

  • Usage of mobile phones in the restricted areas.

  • Passing derogatory remarks about the school policies in public e.g. to transport staff or other parents regarding transport policy.

  • Arguing with the front desk representative over the phone, insisting to talk to the teacher which is not possible during school time.

The above mentioned behaviors on school premises will be reported to the appropriate authorities, who can take following action(s) based on the severity of the misconduct.

  • If the parent is misbehaving or using bad language (Walk-in or Phone call), they will be given a warning and will be asked to leave.

  • If they continue misbehaving or using bad language, Rs.5000/- fine will be imposed and they will be asked to write an apology letter to the school.

  • In extreme cases, school has the right to issue a Leaving Certificate to the student.

In case of any issue/concern related to academic or administration, we strongly suggest to all parents to write in the Communication Diary or send an email to surat@fountainheadschools.org.

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