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.

General

  • 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.