FSOR Online Learning Policy and Guidance  01 AUGUST 2020

FSOR is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment whether it be in person or online.

We  value and celebrate diversity and promote equal opportunity for all our staff and students. We strive to create a learning and working environment which is free from prejudice, discrimination, intimidation and all forms of harassment including bullying. Respect for rights is at the heart of our planning, policies, practice and ethos and we expect all members of our community to model this in their behaviour and relationships.

Implemented  01 July 2020

Reviewed by BG/AM

Date of next review 01 July 2021

POLICY:

RATIONALE

In order to provide continuity of service to our music students we will support the delivery of online tutoring. All tutors must remember that safeguarding is just as important when tutoring online via Zoom (or any other online networking technology) as it is when tutoring face to face.

Our staff agrees to the online policy contained herein, and to seek clarification from FSOR Management if any aspect isn’t crystal clear.

TUTORS

  • Tutors must protect themselves from accidental inappropriate contact with students by restricting their social media profile so that it does not automatically accept contact requests and is not accessible to students.
  • Tutors must use their work email account for any necessary communications. Only parental emails/video conferencing accounts should be used.
  • Tutors will use a professional style profile picture and all parties should establish a serious and appropriate manner when using video conferencing. Video conferencing is to be used for lessons only and not for other contact, e.g. general messaging or sharing photos.
  • Online lessons must be kept to the timetabled length.
  • Language must always be professional and appropriate, including from any family members who might be in the background – no profanity.
  • Tutors will not pass their personal mobile number on to students; only parents/carers.
  • Tutors must not accept any student contact details including mobile numbers.
  • Tutors must not individually share any content over social media . The final product will be uploaded to YouTube (surnames will not be used).
  • Tutors must not friend or follow students on their personal social media accounts.
  • Tutors’ clothing must be appropriate for a music learning setting. If this is not the case, all parties should end the call and communicate the reason afterwards.

PARENTS/CARERS

  • Emailed parental consent must be provided in advance of any online learning, acknowledging that FSOR’s Online Learning Policy has been read and understood.

CONSENT FORM – COPY & PASTE; FILL IN DETAILS; EMAIL TO ALYSON@FSOR.UK

I/We have read and agree to the FSOR RockBox Terms & Conditions including the Online Learning Policy & Guidance.

SONG:______________________________________________

STUDENT:___________________________________________

PARENT/GUARDIAN:__________________________________

DATE:_________/_____/___________

  • A parent/carer should be present in the room for at least the beginning and end of the music session and within earshot for the duration.
  • Music sessions should take place in a communal room within the home.
  • Students’ clothing must be appropriate for a teaching and learning setting. If this is not the case, all parties should end the call and communicate the reason afterwards.
  • A responsible adult must be present in the room for at least the beginning and end of the lesson and must be in earshot for the duration.
  • Parents/carers must not share the tutor’s email address, mobile number or passwords.
  • Lessons must take place in a communal room within the home.
  • Students’ and teachers’ clothing must be appropriate for a teaching and learning setting. If this is not the case, all parties should end the call and communicate the reason afterwards.
  • Online sessions should be kept to the timetabled length.
  • Language must always be professional and appropriate, including from any family members who might be in the background.
  • Student contact details including mobile numbers must not be passed to their tutor.
  • Parents and students must report any safeguarding concerns to FSOR via Alyson McGarrigle
  • Parents/ carers must not record any part of the tutoring session without prior knowledge and consent of the tutor.
  • Parents/carers must not share or redistribute any content of the lesson without prior consent from the tutor.