BLE Code of Ethics
Guidelines for Ethical Practice
The following guidelines represent a consensus of what constitutes ethical practice in the way a school/college/institute/university conducts its affairs, both within its organisation and in dealings with other associate schools/colleges/institutes/university. If it is drawn to the attention of BLE that the guidelines have been breached, BLE could take investigative action.
Integrity of the school/college/institute/university
- A school/college/institute/university should meticulously carry out the promises and contracts made with any person, school/college/institute/university, organisation, or the general
- A school/college/institute/university should carefully avoid misleading or ambiguous statements about its work, situation or status.
- A school/college/institute/university should respect normally accepted conventions regarding
- The right of a person to visit and to consider employment in a school/college/institute/university other than that in which they are currently employed without notifying the current employer should be
- The right of a school/college/institute/university to hold preliminary discussions about possible employment with a faculty associate/ school/college/institute/university leader employed in another school/college/institute/university without notifying such other school/college/institute/university should also be
- Contracts with faculty associates/ school/college/institute/university l leader should include a clause in which prospective employees certify that they are legally able to sign the contract and are not bound by any other employment
- No schools/colleges/institutes/universities should attempt to influence a person to break a contract already signed with another school/college/institute/university.
- The performance of professional personnel should be subject to regular evaluation, formal or informal, by the head of the school/college/institute/university or their designated
- The performance of the head of the school/college/institute/university should be subject to regular evaluation, formal, or informal, by the Board, a designated committee of the Board, or the owner of the school/college/institute/university.
- Each school/college/institute/university should have an established procedure for dealing with claims by a faculty associate/ school/college/institute/university leader of unjust treatment or violation of their individual
- In any instance in which a school/college/institute/university l has taken the decision to dismiss a faculty associate/ school/college/institute/university leader or not to renew their contract, the faculty associate/ school/college/institute/university leader should be given a fair period of notice and the reasons for the school’s/college’s/institute’s/university’s decision. If the faculty associate/ school/college/institute/university leader requests it, a hearing should be provided in accordance with established school/college/institute/university
- All faculty associate/ school/college/institute/university leader staff shall be employed under written contracts, which provide for adequate salaries, fringe benefits, and working
Transfer and enrollment of students
- The right of a student and their parents to visit and consider schools/colleges/institutes/universities other than that which the student is presently attending is recognised, as is the right of such other schools/colleges/institutes/universities to hold preliminary discussions about possible admission without notifying the school/college/institute/university of current attendance. However, a school/college/institute/university should not itself knowingly initiate an attempt to enrol a student currently enrolled
- When a student is transferring from one associate school/college/institute/university to another, and the first school/college/institute/university notifies the receiving school/college/institute/university that some financial obligation due to the former remains outstanding, the receiving school/college/institute/university should delay admission of the student until a satisfactory arrangement to settle the account has been worked
- A school’s/college’s/institute’s/university’s most important consideration in enrolling a new student should be the welfare of that student. Financial aid or any other advantage not regularly accorded to all students should not be offered in such a way as to influence the enrolment decisionc