PARENTS and carers of students at JCG have been warned they could be banned from campus if they are rude or aggressive toward staff when parking their cars.
Carl Howarth, principal of the fee-paying girls’ school, this week sent a letter to parents and carers reminding them of the school’s ‘zero-tolerance policy’ toward ‘rudeness and aggression’ after some refused to comply with new parking rules.
Ahead of the new school year, JCG announced several changes to parking ‘to improve safety’, which included making the small car park at College House reserved for designated staff and visitors only.
The school said on its website that it had reviewed and refreshed the car park signage and height restrictions over the summer to ensure information is shared clearly.
Mr Howarth began the letter by thanking parents/carers who had ‘demonstrated their patience and co-operation with the changes to the parking at Jersey College’.
However, he continued: ‘We are aware that a very small minority of parents/carers are refusing to follow the guidance from our staff regarding where to park. We want to emphasise our zero-tolerance policy towards rudeness and aggression directed at our staff members. Such behaviour is neither acceptable nor a good example to set to any child.
‘Any individuals found engaging in such behaviour will be prohibited from accessing the campus. We believe that treating all members of our community with respect and consideration is essential for fostering a safe and supportive environment for everyone.’
JCG declined to comment.