Code of Professional Conduct and Practice
LRSD teachers will:
• work in an open and co-operative manner with students and families
• ensure that students are not discriminated against on the grounds of sex, race, colour, religion, age, disability, national or social origin or other status
• acknowledge any limitations in his/her knowledge and competency and take steps to practice in a fully skilled manner
• undertake continuing professional development to ensure knowledge and practice remains current as required by his or her individual awarding
body(ies) and/or employers due skill and diligence.
• ensure that no action or omission on his or her part, or within his or her sphere of responsibility, is detrimental to the interests or safety of students.
• always act in such a manner as to promote and safeguard the interests and well-being of students
• justify student trust and confidence
Health and Safety
LRSD teachers will:
• ensure that classes are of a size appropriate to the levels and techniques being taught and the space being used. Students in each class should be of compatible age and/or standard be aware of developments in Child Protection legislation and undertake Criminal Records Bureau enhanced disclosure as required
• ensure that teaching facilities are adequately maintained and provide: suitable flooring appropriate to the technique taught, with a clean, safe surface; to minimise the risk of injury; adequate heating levels and ventilation; suitable, secure and safe area for changing
• abide by Health and Safety statutory legislation requirements, understand his or her responsibility in case of a medical emergency and keep records in an accident book
• ensure that all fire regulations are displayed and adhered to Data Protection A teacher should behave in accordance with sound data protection principles; currently these are the eight data protection principles of The Data Protection Act 1998.
Child Protection Policy
LRSD recognise that we have an explicit duty to safeguard and protect children from abuse as defined in the Children Act 2004 and the Education Act 2002.
Everyone at LRSD shares an objective to help keep children, young people and vulnerable adults safe by:
- Providing a safe environment to learn in
- Identifying and responding to children, young people and vulnerable adults in need or support and / or protection
- Supporting children’s development in ways which will foster a sense of self esteem and independence
- Fostering a learning environment in which every pupil feels valued and able to articulate their wishes and feelings in their preferred method of communication in an atmosphere of acceptance and trust .
All at LRSD will endeavour to ensure that children and vulnerable adults are protected from harm while they visit or are attending classes on our property. We will do this by:
- Making sure our staff are carefully selected
- Providing appropriate training for staff in issues of child protection
- Ensure all staff (including teaching staff, administrators and ancillary staff) undergo an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure
- To establish and maintain an ethos where children and young people feel secure and are encourage to talk, and are listed to
- Taking all reasonable steps to ensure the health, safety and welfare of any child or vulnerable adult in contact with us
- Not physically, emotionally or sexually abusing any child or vulnerable adult in contact with us
- Taking all reasonable steps to prevent any staff member, persons working for us or member of the public from putting any child or vulnerable adult in a situation in which there is an unreasonable risk to their health and safety
- Taking all reasonable steps to prevent any staff member, persons working for us or member of the public from physically, emotionally or sexually abusing any child or vulnerable adult
- Reporting to the Principal, Manager or other designated officer any evidence or reasonable suspicion that a child or vulnerable adult has been physically, emotionally or sexually abused in contact with us or anyone in our organisation
- Referring to statutory authorities all incidents reported to the Principal, Manager or Designated Safety Officers
- Implementing this policy in conjunction with our Health and Safety guidelines already in place