Remote Access Policy
For students with Internet access at home, it is possible for them to gain remote access to their school computer account in order to download / upload their personal files. The uploading / downloading of files is subject to the same rules imposed on students whilst they are in school.
Accessing the school’s computer via remote is a privilege granted at the sole discretion of the Head of ICT, and is subject to an informal risk assessment of each student. Access is not a right and may be withdrawn at any time, without prior notice and without reason.
Any violation of the terms, as set out below, governing students’ remote access to the school’s computer system, is considered, by law, to be a breach of the Computer Misuse Act (1990). Any violation of the student’s agreement will result in the permanent removal of their access outside of school. Any violations of a serious nature may result in the involvement of outside agencies (such as the Police), as directed by the Head Teacher, School Governors or LEA.
Instructions for using the service at home, including agreement slip and a copy of the Remote Access Service's terms and conditions can be downloaded by clicking here.
Terms of the Agreement *
Use of this service is subject to the standard ICT Acceptable Use Policy (see left) and the completion of the Internet Permission Form (click here to download) as well as the following additional terms and conditions.
The uploading of any files not directly related to your schoolwork is strictly forbidden, as are files of the following nature:
- Any virus infected files;
- Executable files (e.g. computer software, self-extracting archives);
- Command execution files (e.g. JAVA scripts, batch files);
- Files containing any defamatory or unlawful text and/or images;
- Archived, encoded or encrypted files (e.g. ZIP, RAR, ACE, UUE, B64).
Any computer/terminal you wish to use whilst accessing the school’s computer system must have an approved Anti-Virus package installed. If you do not currently have any Anti-Virus software installed, one must be purchased before you will be granted remote access. Once installed, the software must be running at all times you are connected/communicating with the school’s computer system. You will undertake all reasonable measures to ensure your anti-virus software is kept up-to-date with the latest software updates and virus detection databases. The following packages are approved:
- Symantec’s Norton Anti-Virus 2002 (or later);
- Dr. Soloman’s / McAfee’s VirusScan v6.0 (or later) ;
- Kaspersky’s AVP Toolkit v4.0 (or later);
- Sophos’ Anti-Virus Suite 2002 (or later);
- Trend Micro’s PC-Cillin 2002 (or later);
- Anti-Virus software currently licensed by the school (check for details).
At no time will you divulge your user identity or password to anyone. All access to the system is monitored and audited; these logs will remain confidential unless requested by an authorised third-party (not exclusively the School’s Governors, Head Teacher, Head of ICT, Systems Manager, the Police and your parents/legal guardians).
The following additional information regarding your computer is collated every time you access the school’s computer system; this facilitates the origin tracing of any Internet communication, by the police and other agencies.
- Domain and Internet Protocol Addresses;
- Computer ID information;
- The identity of your Internet Service Provider.
No attempt will be made to interfere with the correct operation of the system and no attempt will be made to access anyone else’s school account (even if you have their permission), or attempt to deny anyone else access to their account (denial of service) by any means.
Most importantly remember that you are fully responsible for ALL actions carried out in and/or with your account.
* Moorside High School offers no warranty for the use of its remote access system.