Code of conduct

The Ogden Trust will not tolerate harassment in any form, whether related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality, religion, social status, and background or actual or perceived intellect or any other harassment that does not fall into one of these categories.

We want everyone to enjoy our programmes and events and feel able to participate in a professional and respectful fashion. Participants should uphold the reputation of The Ogden Trust, physics and the profession of teaching. We therefore expect everyone involved (organisers, speakers, attendees) to behave in line with the following guidelines:

  • All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of many different backgrounds.
  • Everyone should behave respectfully and treat others with dignity.
  • Be kind to others and do not insult or put down others.
  • Be positive and constructive in discussions and ensure that everyone is able to give their perspectives freely. Everyone should feel included and able to participate to the extent they wish to.
  • Those participating in programmes have different levels of physics knowledge. There is no such thing as a stupid question and all questions and suggestions are welcomed.
  • Participants are encouraged to socialise in breaks and evenings but participants must turn up on time for sessions and be capable of taking part. No one should be excluded because they do not wish to take part in a particular social activity.
  • Appropriately consider health and safety and carry out risk assessments for activities taking place in line with professional guidance, for example from CLEAPSS.
  • Personal circumstances and experiences will not be shared beyond key staff who need to be aware.
  • Bullying, harassment or exclusionary behaviour of any kind is not appropriate.
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