Professional boundaries with students

These pages are being updated regularly. This is a major task across the whole of UCL and we are working as quickly as we can. We believe conducting modified assessments this year is better for our students in the long term than deferring assessment to a later date or cancelling them altogether. Giving you the best possible chance to make progress now is better than delaying the assessment burden and worries to a later unspecified date: particularly with this safety net of policies that allow us to accommodate worse than expected performance and altered degree weighting calculations. The vast majority of students do well in their assessments at UCL and we hope this will be the case this year with these changes in place. We recognize that the current challenging circumstances will have affected your preparation for and performance in assessments. So we have made exceptional amendments to the Academic Regulations that will support your progression without compromising the academic standards that make a UCL qualification so valued. These exceptional amendments to the Academic Regulations are among a broad range of measures we have taken to make sure all our students are treated fairly, including alternative assessments and cancellation of assessments where sufficient performance data has already been collected to award a grade. To support these measures we have introduced a simplified extenuating circumstances process. We recognise that some of you will feel that, despite these amendments, you need to make the difficult decision to apply to defer your assessment or interrupt your studies.

The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Face coverings will now be mandatory for secondary school pupils in areas of England under lockdown. Secondary school pupils in areas of England under local lockdowns will now be required to wear face coverings in all communal areas except classrooms, after the government reversed its guidance last night. The government has been under mounting pressure from headteachers to adopt a stricter policy on the use of face coverings ahead of schools reopening next month.

In Wales, the decision on the use of face coverings in schools will be left to individual schools and councils.

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International Students who are Tier 4 visa holders: interrupting your studies can have serious consequences for your immigrations status as the University may be required to report this interruption to the Home Office. This will lead to the curtailment of your visa. It is important that you receive advice on the implications of your decision, which you can access by contacting the International Student Support Office. The circumstances in which the University will report your interruption to the Home Office are outlined here.

If at any point in your period of study, subsequent to registration at the University, you are unable to demonstrate immigration permission to study, you will be advised to take a period of interruption until this issue can be resolved. Interrupted Students Guidance Streatham. Interrupted Students Guidance Penryn. International Students only: Withdrawal is always a difficult choice, but for international students it can also have serious immigration implications of which students are often not aware.

The immigration rules are not lenient, and very rarely make allowances for compassionate circumstances. It is vital that international students are aware of the ramifications of their decision before it is finalised, and understand what actions they must take after the withdrawal to ensure that they are allowed to study in the UK in the future.

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S tephen remembers very clearly the first time he got a text message from a pupil. I had no idea who it was, and I didn’t reply. Then three nights later there was another one: ‘Lets have fun lol. By the end, they were quite abusive. I kept thinking, if I don’t respond, they’ll stop, and in the end they did.

Teaching and exams If their concerns remain unresolved, students at providers in England or Wales can ask the You should discuss a date and time to collect your belongings with your accommodation provider. The Government is working to ensure existing rules and regulations are as flexible as.

Sexual relationships between teachers and pupils aged 16 and over have been happening for a long time. Some teachers get into sexual relationships with students who are under the age of This post is not concerned with such cases and is not about revisiting whether sexual activity with children is wrong. The law is clear. A sexual relationship between someone who is in a position of trust and a person to whom that trust extends, is criminal.

The Act amended the law in relation to position of trust offences.

Relationships and sex education (RSE) and health education

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. She then visited the boy — six years her junior — during his second week at university and had sex with him there.

ruled on Thursday that student age doesn’t matter in teacher-sex cases, even if the student is 18 and considered an adult by other state laws.

Answers to frequently asked questions from university students on how the coronavirus might impact higher education. As Universities Minister, I understand that this is an extremely difficult time and I want to reassure you that we are putting students at the heart of all our work. Over the last few months I have listened to and received lots of questions about the impact of Coronavirus and what this means for you.

Taking the most frequently asked questions, I have provided the latest information and answers that people want to know, including on exams, fees, accommodation, support and visas. Universities are independent and unlike schools they are responsible for the decisions they take in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Action taken by one university might not be best for another. The Government will support the sector to do what is best for students up and down the country. Universities are autonomous bodies, and we are working with provider s to help them make informed decisions on when they can safely make buildings and campuses accessible again for staff and students.

We have been very clear that we are following the latest scientific evidence and medical advice and further guidance will be provided when it is appropriate. We are working with the sector to ensure universities are able to make all reasonable efforts for students to continue and complete their studies. This includes moving learning online.

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The following was included in TCTA’s Survival Guide , the ultimate reference tool for Texas educators, and is current as of September but is subject to change. The information below is for information purposes only, and is not intended to substitute for advice from an attorney. TCTA members with legal questions should call to speak with a staff attorney. Teachers are perceived as role models in the community, and the laws and regulations that mandate appropriate standards of conduct reflect that expectation.

Failure to comply with these standards can lead to adverse employment action, certification sanctions and criminal consequences.

the Education (School Teachers’ Appraisal) (England) Regulations ; and If this is not agreed then ask for the meeting to be adjourned to another date and.

We can either copy our records onto paper or deliver them to you digitally. Visit us in Kew to see original documents or view online records for free. Consider paying for research. Use this guide to find out about administrative or policy files relating to teachers and teacher training in England and Wales. You can try a general keyword search to identify relevant records. However, there are more specific record series with information on teacher training, many of which appear throughout this guide.

Use the advanced search in Discovery, our catalogue , to search within department code ED Department of Education , where most records of teacher training are kept. Use keywords, such as:. Many records are not viewable online. To view records which are not online you will need to visit The National Archives at Kew or pay for research. Originally, pupil-teacher training and education took place at elementary schools under the supervision of the headmaster. After the Elementary Education Act training took place at separate establishments called pupil-teacher centres, with teaching practice at elementary schools.

From regulations for pupil-teacher training were tightened up and secondary education encouraged wherever possible. From the bursar system gradually replaced the pupil-teacher system.

Overseas teachers

In some ways, sex between students and their professors is part of the mythology of academia. It turns up regularly in film and literature. The scenario typically involves a young female student seduced by her older and more knowledgeable teacher. Historically, male professors have considered a campus full of available young women a perk of academia.

Exceptional Years Policies and Guidance · Learning and Teaching Support Handbook be maintained and such students will be subject to the normal student regulations. In exceptional circumstances, the start date of a period of interruption may be.

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