Appropriate Communications

Important notice for all teachers

There have been reported incidents where teachers have used inappropriate terminology in their criticism of pupil’s performances and general progress. ENCOURAGEMENT should always be the watchword. The highlighting of positive elements should always be used as pointers for the development of areas that teachers believe to be lacking.

To tell pupils, particularly younger ones, that they are inadequate or not meeting perceived standards MUST BE AVOIDED AT ALL TIMES – This could lead to disciplinary action from us, and much more serious action from the Social Services and Local Authority Officials, who may well view this as Child Abuse. So please think carefully at all times when speaking to pupils.

Dance Teachers and the Internet

Would members please take extra care with the use of the social network. Incidents are occurring surrounding postings on Facebook, Twiter and other sites which are causing concern. Members should not respond to any postings and should not post anything that could be considered inappropriate. We would further remind you that any such material could be used in disciplinary action.

You should also consider the possibility of legal proceedings.

Particular care should always be taken in all matters which involve those under 18 years of age.