Photographs may be taken of students during their time at college for use in our printed publications displayed around the college, as teaching resources within the curriculum, on the internal and external college websites and the Virtual Learning Environment. Students will be notified if photographs are to be used in college publicity and will have the opportunity not to be involved. Filming may take place around the college and on trips and visits and used for publicity purposes. It is a requirement of the examination board in the following courses that photographic or video evidence is provided to demonstrate students’ ability; Art, Dance, Drama, Film Studies, Health & Social Care, ICT, Media, Music, Performance Studies and PE. Filming may take place in lessons and used for staff training and development purposes.
Although the associated risks are minimal, schools and colleges have a duty of care towards students. The college recognises the need to ensure the welfare and safety of all young people. In accordance with our child protection policy, we require parents and students to give their consent for the college to take videos, photographs and other images of students for the purposes described above. We will take all necessary steps to ensure that any images produced are used solely for the purposes for which they are intended. The images will never be sold or made available for wider publication without further parental approval.
At Oldham Sixth Form College, everything we do is designed to help each student achieve to the best of his or her ability. All students must practice honesty and integrity by not participating in or encouraging plagiarism or misrepresentation of original work. Therefore, the College will be using the services of TurnitinUK, an Internet-based plagiarism-prevention service to review students’ work.
TurnitinUK is a secure website which uses information stored in an online database to identify similarities to existing sources or other submitted work. The company prides itself on ensuring that its services fully comply with UK copyright and privacy laws. Please refer directly to the TurnitinUK website www.submit.ac.uk for further information. Students who submit papers to TurnitinUK retain the copyright to the work they created.
Tutors will make students aware of the terms and conditions of using Turnitin and reinforce that the work they submit must be their own. The College believes that this online service is a key tool in aiding students and tutors in the development of both literacy skills and good character attributes.
TurnitinUK’s user agreement requires that we make parents aware of the Terms and Conditions of Use and Consent for students under the age of 18, these are detailed below. If you have any queries about the use of TurnitinUK please contact Corinne Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Louise Astbury (email@example.com) or by telephone on 0161 287 8000.
Terms and Conditions of Use and Consent (Students)
I understand and agree that:
- Information submitted through this service may be stored in the United States and that, as these services are beyond the care and control of the College, the College cannot be held responsible for any consequences/misuse of any information posted through this service;
- I should avoid posting confidential/personal information with this service, as any such information may be disseminated;
- I must abide by the College’s Code of Conduct when using the service. I acknowledge that if I engage in any inappropriate or illegal activity while using this service, that I risk discipline and/or having the use of these services suspended or removed;
- I must abide by any User Agreement in respect of the service, and I understand that the College has the right, regardless of ownership, to monitor my use of the services;
- Information which may lead to suspicions of a possible criminal infraction will be forwarded to the appropriate authorities (as well as appropriate College staff) and may lead to disciplinary or legal consequences.