Learning Code of Conduct
Artists are requested to read, understand and comply with this Code of Conduct:
Conduct with children and young people
- Read the Bow Arts Safeguarding Policy (available from www.bowarts.org) and be aware of who the designated member of staff for Safeguarding is within the school/setting.
- You are not expected to be solely responsible for managing behaviour; ensure that a supervising adult is present at all times.
- Do not be alone with a student.
- Use appropriate language and behaviour with and in front of student.
- Physical contact with students is prohibited unless overseen by a supervising adult and is essential to the delivery of the workshop for health and safety reasons.
- Never give a student a lift in your vehicle.
- Never communicate with a child or young person using personal phones.
- If you feel any way uncomfortable about the behaviour of a student please discuss this with the supervising adult.
Photographs and moving images
- Photographs or moving images should only be captured in the presence of the school/setting supervising adult.
- Please check if any individuals are not allowed to be photographed.
- Images containing recognisable faces must be deleted from all devices once shared with Bow Arts.
- Artists may use images that DO NOT contain recognisable faces for promotional purposes, crediting Bow Arts.
Conduct with other Adults (including Bow Arts employees, freelance contractors and school/setting staff)
- Know who the supervising adult is when working directly with students.
- Ensure that you and all other adults know your specific roles and responsibilities.
- Be professional and treat other adults with respect.
- Agree the use of school/setting and personal equipment and materials in advance.
Buildings and workspaces
- Please sign in and out of the premises where requested.
- Please wear a visitors badge at all times where requested.
- Be aware of where emergency exits are and procedures for evacuation.
- Report any breakages or accidents to the supervising adult.
- Any equipment or work in progress that needs to be stored on premises during the project must be highlighted to all staff and appropriate arrangements made.
- Drive with extra caution on school/setting premises (where applicable).
- Do not obstruct emergency exits – even temporarily.
- Check with reception where you can unload and park (where applicable).
- Always use staff toilets and rooms.
- Do not smoke on school/setting premises or when with a group of students.
- Value and respect different racial origins, special needs, sexual orientations, genders, religions, socio-economic backgrounds and cultures.
- Do not promote your own political or religious beliefs.
- Be aware of how your online activity or social media presence may be perceived from a professional perspective, or if seen by students.
- Consider environmental impact when planning your project. Aim to keep these to a minimum when planning the use of materials, equipment and transport.
- Have the hard copy of your DBS certificate with you at all times.
- Strive to plan and deliver work that meets the needs of all learners.