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Taking / Using Photo's of children in school - What is allowed?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by louise88x, Jul 29, 2015.

  1. Please could someone clear something up for me. I am starting my teacher training in September and need to build a portfolio of evidence. When taking photographs of students what are the rules on using these ? Only if a parent has signed saying that their child's photo can be used obviously.

    BUT can I use them in my portfolio too as a normal image? Do I need to blur out faces? Can I not use them at all?

    I would then use this portfolio in interviews so would be seen by a variety of people.

    Any help / guidance would be appreciated!

  2. Msz

    Msz Established commenter

    It depends on what use parents gave permission for
  3. academicallyblonde

    academicallyblonde New commenter

    Best to check what your placement school's policy is, I would think.
  4. I agree with academically blonde, best to check exactly what permission the parents have signed for. In my experience the parents had signed to give the school permission to take / use photos of their children but that is slightly different to you using them in your own personal portfolio. I discussed this with the school and they were okay with me using photos providing I blurred / obstructed children's faces so they could not be identified.
  5. decj

    decj New commenter

    If you are starting teacher training in September, it might be good idea to learn how to use an apostrophe correctly first.
  6. sparklepig2002

    sparklepig2002 Star commenter

    The photo is of the child, so the ' goes before the s and so "their child's photo " is correct.

    "Photos" is plural, so "photo's" is incorrect-probably a typing mistake.

    Good luck with your placement, Louise-hope it goes well.
  7. Or possibly, photo's is an abbreviation of photographs so the apostrophe is used to denote a contraction. My husband and I argue about this one all the time.

  8. Kartoshka

    Kartoshka Established commenter

    This argument only holds water if the writer would write 'fridge', p'ram', 'bus, etc. [​IMG]
  9. I agree - you would have to wait until you get to your school to see what the policy is...

    and it's photos as far as I'm aware and I have just marked grammar papers!! ;)

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