Policies

Safeguarding

Disability Policy

British School of Marketing International is committed to providing a safe environment where students are provided with all the support they require in order to complete their studies successfully.  Every students’ personal and academic needs will be assessed as part of their application process to ensure he/she will receive the relative support accordingly. Therefore, it is very important for parents/students/sponsors to share all academic and personal learning needs as well as any disabilities to the school so that BSMI can make the necessary amendments prior to students’ arrival.

There are many kinds of disability, some more widely understood and visible than others.  Some of the most common medical and psychological conditions are listed in this policy followed by the procedures. However, if the student has a medical condition, which is not part of the list below, sponsor/agent/parents must enclose this information on the enrolment form followed by a more detailed form to be completed. This is a mandatory requirement at the application process and any disclosure of such medical information will result in students being asked to leave the school with no fees refunded.

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Safeguarding for Under 18s Policy

This policy document is for all staff at British School of Marketing International (4a Westover Road, Bournemouth, BH1 2BY) relevant to students between the ages of 16 and 17 for our courses offered to “adults” (hereby over 18) at the school premises and in school-provided accommodation (homestay).

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Anti-Bullying Policy and Procedures

At British School of Marketing International we aim to provide a safe and disciplined studying environment where students can pursue their academic and personal goals displaying utmost respect for students of various ethnicities, members of staff and the community in which they live in. This policy outlines school procedures and responsibilities to prevent, eliminate and identify a bullying incident, which will not be tolerated by BSMI.

This policy should be read in conjunction with the Safeguarding, Prevent and Equality Policy for students.

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Students Attendance Policy

BSMI takes the issue of attendance and timekeeping very seriously and students sign a Student Learning Agreement to indicate that they understand and agree with the school’s Student Attendance Policy. Students are provided with a timetable on their first day of arrival so that they have a written reminder of the times and location of their lessons.

Morning lessons start at 9.00am and afternoon lessons start at 1.30pm unless otherwise advised. Lessons for academic courses start at 2.00pm. If students are more than 10 minutes late for their lessons, they must inform the school of the reasons for their non-attendance by texting or calling the school on the number given to them on their first day in school. If the student is under 18, the details will be logged on the Under 18s Absence/Lateness Form, together with any follow up action taken by the school. The school will also attempt to contact any under-18s who do not phone and do not arrive for lessons after 30 minutes. The details are logged on the Under 18s Absence/Lateness Form.

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Health and Safety

Health and Safety policy

BSMI is fully committed to following regulations set by the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. Main duties under the regulations include: making assessments of risk to the health and safety of BSMI employees and students. This policy acts upon the risks identified in order to reduce them appointing competent persons to oversee health and safety procedures and guidelines within the school. It is the Director’s responsibility to produce, update and develop the policy and ensure that all the employees and contractors understand and comply with the BSMI health and safety requirements.

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Prevent and anti-radicalisation policy

BSMI is committed to providing a safe environment for its students, employees and all third parties involved in running the day-to-day operation of the school. BSMI is subject to a duty under section 26 of the counter-terrorism and security act 2015, preventing people from being drawn into terrorism. This policy is written to help prevent children and adults from the risk of radicalisation and suggests what actions need to be taken towards the prevent duty.

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Policies & Procedures

Equal Opportunities Policy

A) STATEMENT OF POLICY

1. British School of Marketing International recognises that we live in a society where discrimination still operates to the disadvantage of many groups in society.

2. BSMI believes that all persons should have equal rights to recognition of their human dignity, and to have equal opportunities to be educated, to work, receive services and to participate in society.

3. BSMI is committed to the promotion of equal opportunities within the school, and affiliated organisations, through the way we manage the organisation and provide services to the community. In order to express this commitment, we develop, promote and maintain policies that will be conducive to the principles of fairness and equality in the workplace.

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IT Policy

This policy covers all the use of IT facilities and services including computers, software and data provided and owned by BSMI. The IT guidelines apply to all users of IT facilities including staff and students. Breach of the IT guidelines will result in infringement of regulations leading to disciplinary action or further legal criminal proceedings.

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Social Media Policy

Statement of policy and purpose of Policy

British School of Marketing International (the Employer) recognizes that Social Media sites, have become an integral part of life both for businesses and individuals and if used correctly, can offer great valuable business opportunities. However, misuse of those sites can also pose great risks the productivity of businesses and the welfare of an individual.
Any official use of the social media sites by members of staff must be approved by the School’s Principle.
A record of all the social media sites are mentioned in the staff handbook (for teachers and non-academic members of staff)

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Data Protection

Data protection is about processing personal information fairly and lawfully and ensuring that information is kept safe and secure. This includes data that is collected automatically online or electronically on a computer system or kept as paper copies in a filing cabinet. Data collection methods also include feedback forms, digital photos or handwritten registration that are all used to identify that someone is kept secure either in the filing cabinet or electronically on the BSMI system. Sensitive information such as the racial or ethnic origin of a student as well as medical and allergy information is also kept securely and only used for specific purposes to which the applicant’s full consent has been given.

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Statement on Disclosures Policy

Data protection is about processing personal information fairly and lawfully and ensuring that information is kept safe and secure. This includes data that is collected automatically online or electronically on a computer system or kept as paper copies in a filing cabinet. Data collection methods also include feedback forms, digital photos or handwritten registration that are all used to identify that someone is kept secure either in the filing cabinet or electronically on the BSMI system. Sensitive information such as the racial or ethnic origin of a student as well as medical and allergy information is also kept securely and only used for specific purposes to which the applicant’s full consent has been given.

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Continuous Professional Development Policy

1. Principles, ethos and entitlement

· British School of Marketing International is committed to providing all members of academic and non-academic staff with a continuous process of improvement. We believe that a robust, carefully planned CPD training improves standards, the quality of teaching and learning. It also plays an important role in maintaining staff motivation and morale, which assists with recruitment and staff retention rates.

· The CPD policy supports BSMI’s values, ethos and mission in providing a safe environment for all students where they can improve their personal and academic skills during the course of their studies. One of the school’s objectives is to make all staff aware of their responsibilities in safeguarding and grow their confidence in becoming a proactive member of staff to prevent any future incidents.

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Privacy Statement

British School of Marketing International takes measures to comply with the law to ensure the highest levels of privacy. BSMI is the data controller that collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users. This privacy policy applies to all the services and products offered by BSMI outlining our procedures on the collection and use of the students’ information.

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Student Protection Plan

British School of Marketing International is committed to ensuring that students achieve the best academic outcomes from their studies at the college. BSMI will make every effort to protect the student interest and ensure continuity in the event of a course or college change or closure. BSMI is aware that events might sometimes occur which may mean unforeseen changes that need to be made to modules, units or programmes.

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Complaints

Complaints Policy and Procedure

British School of Marketing International is dedicated to delivering quality teaching and pastoral care to current and future students. Since each one of our student’s experiences is vital to our growth process, we take every complaint very seriously to improve the quality of teaching and pastoral care to enhance the experience of our students at BSMI. This means having a clear, fair, and efficient procedure for dealing with any complaints from parents of registered students, host families or general complaints against the school so that any issues that arise can be dealt with as swiftly and effectively as possible.

All school staff will be made aware of complaints’ procedures and expected to review this document regularly in order that they are familiar with our process of dealing with complaints and can be of the most assistance when an issue is brought to their attention.

This document explains that procedure and the steps that it outlines should be referred to and followed by all students and their parents whenever an issue arises that causes them concern. If it becomes necessary to alter the time limits and deadlines set out within this procedure, you will be advised accordingly, given an explanation and provided with revised timescales.

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Equality Policy for Students

British School of Marketing International is committed to equality and fair treatment for all its staff, employers and for all the other members that BSMI works in collaboration with. BSMI aspires to create a safe environment where all students are treated equally with utmost respect where they thrive academically and reach their full potentials as individuals.

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