Outlined below is the procedure that LAL Language Centres will follow in the event that a student breaches any aspect of the LAL Language Centres Student Code of Conduct.
Student Discipline Policy
Stages of the Procedure
Our procedure contains the following stages:
- Informal warning – for misconduct of a relatively minor nature
- First written warning – for incidents of misconduct
- Final written warning – for further misconduct or if an incident of serious misconduct occurs
- Immediate expulsion – for continued unsatisfactory conduct or gross misconduct
Informal Procedure For Student Discipline
In the first instance of rule breaking or bad behaviour, the students will be spoken to by a member of staff and reminded about the rules and what we expect of them regarding their behaviour. If bad behaviour and rule breaking continues to happen LAL will commence the ‘Formal Procedure for Student Discipline’.
Complaints of misconduct either by one student against another or by a member of staff against a student should, wherever possible, be dealt with informally by consultation between the student(s) and staff concerned. The formal procedures will only be used either where the alleged misconduct is considered serious and/or where informal action/mediation at departmental level has failed or is considered inappropriate.
Formal Procedure For Student Discipline
A written warning
The student is then reminded of what we expect of them and what will happen should bad behaviour continue. Where a student has been recruited through a third party agent, this warning will also be sent to them.
A final written warning
The student is then reminded of what we expect of them and what will happen should bad behaviour continue. Similarly, this warning will be sent to any interested third party agent.
The student will be immediately expelled from the school and their accommodation. There will be no refund available. This expulsion will also be co-ordinated with any interested third-party agent.
Where the student is under 18, LAL will work with the agent and/or parents or legal guardian to ensure that the student is returned home safely.
You can download the full policy, including detailed information about each stage and appeals, below.