Social Media Guidance

Staff and Parents of St Mary’s Catholic Primary School support good practice on social networking sites.

The Headteacher, staff and governors have agreed an approach to the use of Social Networking sites that include the items below. We are now inviting parents to join us in setting a good example for our children.


All parents are invited to join staff in setting a good example for our children by:

  • Demonstrating courtesy and respect for staff, other parents and pupils when comments are placed on social networking sites.
  • Using appropriate language when discussing school.
  • Addressing any issues or concerns regarding school directly with the Headteacher, member of staff or governors.

All parents are invited to join staff in setting a good example for our children by not:

  • Using social network sites to make derogatory comments or posting photographs which could bring staff into disrepute, including making comments about pupils, parents, other staff members, the senior leadership team, governors, local authority or the wider community.
  • Posting photographs of other people’s children on social network sites without their permission.

Our promise to school is:

  • We will meet with you and use the Governing Body’s policies and procedures to resolve concerns.
  • We will work hard to resolve any concerns in the best interest of the whole community.
  • We will act in the best interest of the whole community and honour our duty of care to our children.
  • We will never conduct school business through social network sites.

The staff and governors of St Mary’s Catholic Primary Primary  School’s agreement for using social networking sites.

 

All staff agree to:

  • Demonstrate courtesy and respect for staff, parents and pupils when comments are placed on social networking sites.
  • Ensure appropriate language is used in any comments placed on social network sites.
  • Ensure that any comments and/or images could not be deemed as defamatory or in breach of any relevant legislation set out in LA or school policies and handbooks.

We agree not to:

  • Use social network sites to make derogatory comments which could bring staff into disrepute, including making comments about pupils, parents, other staff members, the senior leadership team, governors, local authority, academy trust or the wider community.

Our promise to parents is:

  • We will meet with them and use the Governing Body’s policies and procedures to resolve concerns.
  • We will work hard to resolve any concerns in the best interest of the whole community.
  • We will act in the best interest of the whole community and honour our duty of care to our pupils.
  • We will never conduct school business through social network sites.