I currently work in a special school for children aged between 3-19 years old who have interaction & communication difficulties including Autism. Staff work very closely with the pupils by doing intensive interaction as well as looking after their medical needs which may include toiletting/showering.
All staff sign annually to say they agree with the code of conduct but just recently it seems that some staff are not adhering to it in ways like wearing blue denim jeans, wearing long false acrylic nails and not trying to cover up their tattoos as much as possible.
I am thinking I should hold a whole school meeting to reiterate what is expected of them and include dress code/appearance.
If staff still do not adhere to this, would you suggest speaking to the individual informally and documenting the conversation as to why they are not adhering to the code of conduct and then explain if it continues we will take them down the disciplinary process?
I'm just wondering if anyone else has the same issues and how they have dealt with it?
Any advice would be appreciated,