We expect all our virtual students to be responsible for their behaviour when taking part in virtual lessons

Positive Behaviour

Like all classes, virtual students and teachers are expected to respect others.  This means they need to:

  • Be friendly to other students.
  • Let other students join in activities with them.
  • Try the activities their teacher asks them to participate in.
  • Follow the teachers instructions
  • Listen to others and give them an opportunity to speak
  • Make sure they are the only person on their camera
  • Ask for help from their teacher or tell an adult that they trust if they are unhappy. 

We believe that the most effective way of achieving our aims is to praise and encourage positive behaviour.

Unacceptable Behaviour

Students must not show any of the following behaviour

  • Use of or threat of violence.
  • Bullying.
  • Deliberate disobedience.
  • Discrimination.
  • Use of swear words in any language.
  • Use of telephones during lesson time
  • Sending impolite messages.

In addition to this students and parents must abide by the rules in the signed Code of Conduct. These are:

1.    No recording

Parents/Guardians are responsible for ensuring that no screenshots or recordings are taken at any time during the virtual class. Failure to comply strictly with the no recording policy may result in expulsion from British Council courses.

2.    Only learners on camera

No person other than the learner must be visible on camera at any time during the class.

3.    Contacting learners

No person apart from the learner should attempt to contact any other learner in the class.

 4.    Sharing personal data

The sharing of any form of personal data, including telephone numbers, e-mail addresses and all other forms of personal data or contact data is prohibited.

5.    Appropriate use

Learners should abide by all policies covering the appropriate use of virtual learning platforms managed by the British Council. Learners should only interact with other learners in the virtual classroom environment provided for this purpose, and will not attempt, or aid any attempt by another person, to interact with other learners outside of the virtual learning environment.

6.    Anti-bullying policy

Learners must follow the behaviour policy applicable for face-to-face classes, including our zero tolerance stance on bullying. 

Failure to abide by this behaviour policy may lead to the student’s suspension or exclusion from the course.