Code of ethics
AOTOS regards it to be the duty of a teacher of singing to:
- put the welfare of a student above their own ambition
- treat every student with respect, regardless of age or ability, and extend this respect to a student’s confidences
- operate in accordance with the guidance given in the AOTOS Child protection policy and Code of practice
- maintain honesty and realism in assessing a student’s potential and in giving career advice
- search constantly for further enlightenment with a view to improving their own work and have an open-minded approach to the methods and opinions of colleagues
- work unselfishly towards sharing knowledge with colleagues, especially with younger and less experienced teachers
- respect a student’s freedom to change teacher without rancour or recrimination
- behave with courtesy and discretion towards other members of the profession.
AOTOS members-only Facebook group
When you join AOTOS, you will be sent an invitation to join this private discussion group for members. (You won’t see it on Facebook, as it is a secret group, with nothing visible to non-members.)
Don’t want to be visible on Facebook? This article by our Webmaster, Ian Anderson Gray, about how to stay private on Facebook.
Facebook code of conduct
The official AOTOS members-only Facebook group was set up to connect members and share ideas – only members see what’s posted there.
To encourage lively discussion and the free sharing of ideas, posts and comments must be in line with the AOTOS code of ethics: members should behave with courtesy and discretion towards other members of the profession.
Members are free to post:
• questions about anything to do with singing teaching – including repertoire, science, philosophy, psychology, personal experience and so on (and fun posts too!)• any job opportunities that seem relevant to our membership
• events that benefit members, are not self-promotion and do not clash with AOTOS events (see aotos.org.uk/events).
If you are not sure, contact an admin before posting or commenting.
If you are not happy about a post or comment, please report it. AOTOS will hide or delete posts or comments that contravene this code, are clearly off-topic, or would disrupt or derail debate, and may remove from the group any member persistently contravening this code.
For an email invitation to join the group, email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting your membership number and the email you use to log in to Facebook. When you accept the invitation, you agree to abide by this code of conduct.