Code of Conduct


It is a condition of acceptance that all members of the ECF Academy must follow the Code of Conduct. We have put this in place to help ensure that all students, parents and coaches get maximum enjoyment and benefit from the Programme.

The code of conduct is based around respect:

  • Respect the ‘Rules’
  • Respect others
  • Respect yourself

Respect The Rules

  • Bring a chess set to every session
  • Only bring into the classroom “permitted items” such as water bottle, pen, paper etc
  • No mobile phones or laptops
  • No consuming food within the classroom – please wait for the breaks

Respect Others

  • Treat your fellow students as you would wish to be treated
  • No talking or distractions when your coach is talking
  • Follow your coach’s instructions
  • Hand up to ask a question
  • Tidy up your area after each session

Respect Yourself

  • Try your best at all times
  • Remember chess mastery is a long and hard journey – be patient and trust that improvements will come if you put in the effort
  • If you make commitments to yourself to take positive action to improve your game – then stick to those commitments