Sheddingdean Community Primary School

Sheddingdean Community Primary School

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Ofsted 2011: "Parents and carers are very supportive of the school and one parent's comments sums up the views of others"
"The children are known as individuals and their educational needs are quickly identified and catered for."
"We view education as a partnership between home and school, a continuous process. We aim to involve parents/carers closely throughout the child's whole time at school."

Notices:

Photographic Consent

Click here for Photographic Images Parent Consent Form.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

SHEDDINGDEAN COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL

 Using Photographic Images of Children – Seeking Your Consent

 This explains why we need to ask for your consent to any photographs that may be taken of your child while he or she is at school. When you have read it, please complete and return the form overleaf to let us know your wishes. (If you want a copy to keep, please write a note on the form and one will be sent to you.)

 Generally, photographs of children for school and family use, and occasionally for publication in the local Press, are a source of pleasure and pride and so are to be welcomed. However, we live in an age in which technology has vastly increased the use, and potential misuse, of photographs. The Governors at Sheddingdean Community Primary School believe that photography of children at the school should continue, in line with the policy set out below.

 The School’s Policy

 Our policy is to follow the Department of Education (DfE) advice: “If the pupil is named, avoid using the photograph. If the photograph is used, avoid naming the pupil.” So we will not use children’s full names alongside their photographs in the school’s own printed publications or in video films. However, pupils’ first names may be used, and their full names may be given in group situations where they cannot be linked to individuals in the photograph.

 

With regard to the Press, the school will allow local newspapers to take photographs of children, when appropriate, provided that parental consent has been given. Some newspapers insist that children’s names must be published with their photographs. If not, they may decline to cover school events. Therefore we will normally give the children’s full names (but not addresses) to newspapers.

 

It is important for you to tell us your views. The school will not allow your child to be photo-graphed by the Press if you do not wish this. (Please note that the school will seek an undertaking that a child’s name will not be used if their image is put on the newspaper’s own website.) Although it is fairly rare for television companies to visit the school, your consent for newspaper photographs would also apply to television images.

 

Please complete and return the consent form. If you would like to discuss these matters in more detail, please talk to your child’s teacher or another member of staff. If in the future you should wish to change your decision on whether to give consent, you can do so at any time. This form will be completed once in your child’s time at Sheddingdean Community Primary School.

  SHEDDINGDEAN COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL

 ‘Use Your Camera and Video Courteously’

 

A guide for parents who wish to photograph and/or video a school event

 Generally photographs and videos for school and family use are a source of innocent pleasure and pride which can enhance self-esteem for children and young people and their families. By following some simple guidelines we can proceed safely and with regard to the Law.

 Remember that parents and carers attend school events at the invitation of the head and governors.

 The head and governors have the responsibility to decide if photography and videoing of school performances is permitted.

 The head and governors have the responsibility to decide the conditions that will apply in order that children are kept safe and that the performance is not disrupted and children and staff not distracted.

 Parents and carers can use photographs and videos taken at a school event for their own personal use only. This is a requirement in Law. The Data Protection Act 1998 considers an image of a child to be personal data for the purposes of the Act and does not permit such photos or videos to be sold, put on public display or to be put on the web/internet. (Recording or photographing other than for private use would require the consent of all the other parents whose children may be included in the images.)

 Parents and carers must follow guidance from staff as to when photography and videoing is permitted and where to stand in order to minimise disruption to the activity.

 Parents and carers must not photograph or video children changing for performances or events.

 People that school staff do not recognise using a camera or video recorder, may need to have their identity ascertained.

  

Ms Y Ashraf            Mr Andy Witham

Headteacher           Chair of Governors