Sensitive situations can arise as parents either are in the process or have separated or divorced. As a school, our prime focus is the students and their learning. We, therefore, do not take sides of either parent.
As a school, we are required to follow any custody orders as determined by the Family Court under the guidelines of Crown Law.
Our aim is to ensure that school is a safe place for children. We, therefore, will not participate in any arrangements where the school is used as a 'battleground' to resolve disputes. Where there may be tension around hand-overs of children, we ask that hand over arrangements do not occur at school. We also ask that parents do not ask to speak to a child during school hours as a means of gaining access to their child.
Before legal agreements are in place, the school can be asked to only communicate with one parent or not let a parent onto the school site. Parents are asked to note that if no legal agreements are in place both parents have equal access to attend school events and be on the school grounds before and after school.