Why do we get staff and pupils to sign the AUP?
I'm going to play devil's advocate for a minute here because I've been thinking about this recently, and a post in another thread yesterday reminded me of it again.
Why do we get people to sign the AUP?
For staff, it's an official school policy just like all the other school policies. Following school policy is a contractual obligation. We don't get anyone to sign any other policy, including the separate safeguarding policies which are at least as important
For pupils, the AUP forms part of the school rules that they are expected to follow, just like (for example) the anti-bullying code, which neither they nor their parents sign separately.
So, what makes the AUP so special that it needs signing, when almost nothing else does?