School Project Code of Conduct
- Remember that you are here primarily as part of your
academic studies and that this must be the priority of your visit. You
are expected to arrive on time, and be well prepared for the events on
the programme arranged by the Academy and to comply with the programme
throughout your stay. Students who behave inappropriately will be
reported to colleges, parents / carers and, if applicable, the
sponsoring organisation that has provided finance for the course. In
extreme cases, students will be sent back to their own homes.
- Remember that you have been invited into the homes of your
host families as guests, and act with politeness and consideration at
all times. Host families will not permit students to have visitors of
the opposite sex alone in bedrooms.
- You are expected to be home by midnight. This is for your
own safety and out of consideration for the host families. Families
will contact the Academy if you are late.
- When travelling around London be extra careful - report any
unattended bags or suspicious behaviour to police or officials. Do not
leave your own bags unattended. You may have your bags searched before
(for instance) going into a museum.
- Be careful coming back in the evening; usually tube trains
and buses operate up to midnight. Never travel home by yourself and be
sensible about avoiding dark streets, etc. It is often safer and
cheaper for several people to share a taxi back home. It is always
possible to find a black taxi opposite Ealing Broadway station and
other stations have mini cab firms nearby if you need a lift to your
host family's house. Never get into a mini cab unless you have booked
one by telephone or at the cab office.
- If you are under 18 years of age, you should not drink
alcohol. Pubs and clubs operate strict rules and alcohol can only be
served to people over 18. Some pubs and clubs are only open to 21+. For
your own safety, you should not drink to excess and you must be aware
that occasionally drinks can be spiked with a drug or extra alcohol;
never drink from a stranger's glass or bottle and watch your own glass.
- Always take the name, address and telephone number of your
host family with you when you go out.
- Telephone 0779 4043110 in case of emergency. If you are telephoning from
abroad or using your mobiles you
will need to dial 00 44 and then the number, omitting the first zero.