MTO Persian School Online Learning
Student Expectations and Code of behaviour for pupils
These protocols are established to protect you and others whilst using Google Team & Google Classroom. At any point during a meeting a member of staff in the meeting has the right to remove you from the group if these protocols are not adhered to
- No recording or copying of images in the “Google Team & Google Classroom”.
- It is not permitted to record the Face-to-Face seminars or take any screen shots of what is taking place.
- Dialogue in the “Google Team & Classroom” Meeting, both verbal and typed, must be professional at all times
- It is important that “Google Team & Classroom” Face-to-Face meetings are delivered in a formal manner as would be in a lesson in MTO Persian School. If contributing to the discussion via the chat feature please use appropriate formal language.
- This is the same for addressing teachers and feedback verbally. Please ensure that you are invited to speak. If you are participating
- All behavior in the “Google Team & Classroom” meetings should meet the MTO Persian School Code of Conduct and our own high expectations. Poor behavior will be recorded and may lead to students not being allowed to attend further meetings.
- Arrive at your Face-to-Face Sessions on time.
- Face-to-Face sessions will be set up to start at a specific time. It is expected that students attend at this time. Students who attempt to join sessions after 20 minutes of the start of the lesson may not be accepted.
- If you have justified reasons (appointments, technical issues) for being late to a session please email your teacher directly prior to the session or during. Please also include school office by sending a message to school’s mobile and follow the normal attendance procedure.
- Follow the guidance and instruction of your teachers at all times.
- Face-to-Face sessions will follow a clear structure which is expected with a script at the start and the end. Please ensure that you follow this guidance and any further
- instructions given for the lesson by your teachers.
- Set up your device in a suitable environment free of distractions and other noise. Make your Parent/carer aware that you are attending an online class and keep doors open in rooms.
- Ensure your background image is appropriate. Remember you are attending a formal meeting. If inappropriate images or distracting images are used you will be removed from the group.
Joining a Meeting
- Do not join the Team until the time stated in your email. Do not join a meeting unless you have been invited.
- When you join a team a teacher present will call your name. Respond with a polite greeting. This will register your attendance.
Video / Microphone
- Show your video camera and leave your microphone on when joining the meeting.
- Members of staff leading the meeting may choose to mute you to allow for appropriate delivery.
- When you are joining a meeting you will be welcomed. Join the meeting on mute if you have video turned on. When greeted unmute and respond. It is good practice to remain muted during the meeting and unmute when contributing.
- Staff may mute participants at specific times. You may choose to mute yourself if appropriate.
- Questions should be typed in the conversation window, unless teachers have asked you to raise your hand.
- All dialogue in the conversation window should be about the session taking place. Dialogue in these Google Team & Classroom should not extend outside of the lesson.
- If you have any non-subject specific concerns or questions please email the school office.
Code of behaviour for pupils
We all have the right to be respected.
- We are polite to each other.
- We respect each other’s differences.
- We recognise that everyone has the right to be heard.
- We respect that others are here to learn.
- We look out for each other by reporting any concerns to our online teacher/ School’s management committee
- I respond when we are asked to do something.
- I do not use bad language at any time.
- I will turn our mobile phones off or put them ‘on silent’ during lessons.
- I will attend classes on time and with the right equipment.
- I will let the school know if I am going to be absent from online classes.
We will not accept any of the following (can also be listed as DON’Ts):
- persistent refusal to accept school rules/discipline
- verbal abuse to staff/pupils
- bullying (pick on or make fun of each other, yell or shout at others, use equipment to be abusive or to cyberbully – for example to using mobile phone to send nasty messages, taking and sharing photos without permission, sending nasty emails)
- sexual misconduct
- substance abuse
Breach of this code of behaviour
This code of behaviour is only useful if it forms part of a process for guiding children and young people to receive appropriate support.
It is the responsibility of Mrs Leila Mobayen/ Head Deputy to ensure that all children and young people attending MTO Persian School are informed of this code of behaviour and to confirm with them that they have seen, understood and agreed to follow it. Children and young people must also be made aware of the consequences if they breach the code.
Following the traffic light system
If a child or young person breaches the code of behaviour, the most appropriate sanction for a minor or first-time breach will be to remind him or her about the code of behaviour and ask him or her to comply with it. Children and young people will be given the opportunity to reflect, enabling them to plan a positive response, with support from either staff or mentors;
1. GREEN If, having followed the above step, the child or young person continues to exhibit inappropriate behaviour, he or she should be referred to the appropriate member of staff who will give him or her a formal, green light warning; Supportive interventions may need to be identified at this stage. The action should also be recorded in the School Admin’s discipline book and parents/carers informed;
2. YELLOW Any further persistent inappropriate behaviour will result in a more serious sanction being imposed (e.g. restriction/suspension from the project facilities). This is a yellow light warning. Again, supportive interventions may need to be identified at this stage. This action should also be recorded.
3. RED If these interventions are still not effective in helping the child or young person to change his or her behaviour, a red light warning may be needed, with further sanctions. It may be that at this point online MTO Persian School will discuss with the child or young person and his or her family a possible referral for further support from other services.
Use of child protection procedures
If staff at MTO Persian School become concerned that a child’s behaviour suggests either that he/she may be at risk of significant harm or that he/she may present a risk of significant harm to other children MTO Persian School’s child protection procedures will be followed and a referral may be made to the local authority children’s social care department.
Such a referral would be discussed with the child and his/her family at the earliest possible opportunity, except in situations where this would possible endanger a child’s safety or interfere with a police investigation.