ICT Acceptable Use Policy

By using the schools computer equipment and in particular the Internet, you agree to abide by the rules below. Misuse of the school’s computer systems will results in loss of your individual user account and / or Internet access, until the end of the current school term.

Please read there rules carefully so you are clear what we will and what we will not tolerate on the school computer systems.

The computer system is owned by the school and is made available to students to further their education and to staff to enhance their professional activities including teaching, research, administration and management. The school reserves the right to examine or delete any files that may be held on its computer system or monitor Internet sites visited.

  • Access should only be made via the authorised account and password, which should not be made available to any other person;
  • Activity that threatens the integrity of the school ICT systems, or activity that attacks or corrupts other systems including any tampering with, or damage to equipment, is forbidden;
  • Users are responsible for all e-mail sent and for contacts made that may result in e-mail being received;
  • Posting anonymous messages and forwarding chain letters is forbidden;
  • Copyright of materials must be respected;
  • All Internet activity should be appropriate to staff professional activity or the student's education. Legitimate private interests may be followed where these cause no difficulties for other users and do not compromise school use;
  • The same professional levels of language and content should be applied as for letters or other media, particularly as e-mail is often forwarded or may be sent inadvertently to the wrong person;
  • Use for personal financial gain, gambling, games of any kind, political purposes or advertising is forbidden;
  • The use of chat rooms and social networking sites is not allowed at any time;
  • Users must access only those sites and materials relevant to their work in school. Users will be aware when they are accessing inappropriate materials and should expect to have their permission to use the system removed.

NB: The school may exercise its right by electronic means to monitor the use of the school’s computer systems, including the monitoring of web-sites, the interception of E-mails and the deletion of inappropriate materials in circumstances where it believes unauthorised use of the school’s computer system is or may be taking place, or the system is or may be being used for criminal purposes or for storing text or imagery which in unauthorised or unlawful. CCTV is in use in areas where there are computers.