A Code of Conduct should reinforce:
A School Representative Body is responsible for providing input into the development of their Code of Conduct and endorsing it.
A School Representative Body Constitution states what members duties are when dealing with School Representative Body business. A School Representative Body can have additional duties to those stated in the Constitution. This can be done by including a reference to documents in the Constitution, such as a Code of Conduct, Standing Order, or Duty Statement/s.
When a Code of Conduct is adopted, the Constitution of the School Representative Body must be amended to include a reference under the 'Duties of Members'. All school and department staff that are members of a School Representative Body have an additional requirement to comply with the Department of Education Code of Conduct policy and guidelines, the Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment Code of Conduct for NT Public Sector employees and the Public Sector Employment and Management Act.
The Code of Conduct for Schools policy and guidelines encourages schools to include a Code of Conduct for School Representative Body employees. Contractors, subcontractors and trades persons engaged to work on assets on school grounds must agree to the requirement to comply with the site rules for contractors entering school premises.