Please use good judgment when using Facebook/Twitter.
Regardless of your privacy settings, assume that all of the information you have shared on your social media is public information.
Be respectful - Our school has a responsibility to ensure that all members of the school community, be they staff, children or parents, are treated with respect at all time.
You cannot see a smile or understand nuances of speech on social media.
Please keep the tone of discussion positive and respectful.
Remember: ‘praise loudly and publicly. Criticise softly and privately.’
Be responsible and ethical - Unless you are specifically authorised to speak on behalf of the school as a spokesperson, you should state that the views expressed in your postings, etc. are your own.
If you have a worry or concern with school about your child you need to use the proper channels to communicate this, which means speaking to your child’s class teacher in the first instance.
Comments made online are considered to be ‘published’ and remain on the internet forever. Please think very carefully about making any negative comments online, as should those comments be considered to be offensive, the school will have no option but to take further action by referring matters to the Police or taking civil action on behalf of the school.
Private, personal and confidential information - If it seems confidential, it probably is. Online “conversations” are never private. To ensure your safety, be careful about the type and amount of personal information you provide.
Always respect the privacy of the school community members.
Please do not ‘friend’ school staff nor do not be upset if a friend request is turned down. Staff are subject to an acceptable use policy and professional boundaries which places restrictions on social media use.
Mr Cass, Headteacher