Parent/Carer Code of Conduct


Mission Statement

With Christ at the heart of our school, we welcome all within our community, respecting one another and celebrating our differences. We will uphold and spread the Gospel Values so that through aiming high everyone fulfils their potential and lives life to the full, growing in faith and love.

‘Love One Another As I Have Loved You‘ John, 15:12

Code of Conduct

At St. Chad’s RC Primary School we value our strong relationship with parents and carers. Together this helps us achieve the very best for the children in a mutually supportive partnership between parents, class teachers and the school community.

As a partnership, our parents understand the importance of a good working relationship to equip their children with the necessary skills for adulthood. For these reasons we continually welcome and encourage parents or carers to participate fully in the life of our school.

To truly create the best outcomes for children requires the relationship between home and school to be based on the principles of care, integrity, trust and mutual respect. The maintenance of this relationship is important to ensure that a child or children are safe (please read our safeguarding policy) and not open to undue distress and anxiety.


As well as following the guidance set out in our Partnership Agreement and holding the above principles in mind, parents, carers and visitors are reminded:

  • To respect the caring ethos and values of the school

  • That both teachers and parents need to work together for the benefit of their


  • Approaching school staff for help to resolve an issue is done in an appropriate


  • All members of the school community are treated with respect using appropriate

    language and behaviour.

  • The school needs to work with a child in order to clarify their version of events in

    order to bring about an appropriate solution to an issue.

  • To correct their child’s actions especially where it could lead to conflict, aggressive or unsafe behaviour – both on and off the school premises.

  • To use other strategies rather than using ‘staff’ as threats to admonish their children’s behaviour.

In order to support a peaceful and safe school environment the school will not tolerate parents, carers or visitors exhibiting the following:

  • Disruptive behaviour which interferes or threatens to interfere with any of the schools operation or activities anywhere on the school premises.

  • Any inappropriate behaviour on the school premises.

  • Using loud or offensive language or displaying temper.

  • Threatening, in any way, a member of school staff, visitor, fellow parent/carer or


  • 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 sites. (See

    Appendix 1).

  • The use of physical or verbal aggression towards another adult or child. This

    includes physical punishment against your own child on school premises.

  • Approaching someone else’s child in order to discuss or chastise them because of the actions of this child towards their own child. (Such an approach to a child

    may be seen to be an assault on that child and may have legal consequences).

  • Smoking, taking illegal drugs or the consumption of alcohol on school premises.

    (Alcohol may only be consumed during authorised events).

  • Dogs being brought on to school premises (other than guide dogs).

    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 sadly, consider banning the offending adult from entering the school premises.

    Thank you for abiding by this policy in our school. Together we create a positive and uplifting environment not only for the children but also all who work and visit our school.

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St Chad's Roman Catholic Primary School, a Voluntary Academy

Balmfield Street, Cheetham, Manchester, M8 0SP

Headteacher - Ms D. Malcolm

Tel: 0161 205 6965


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