We nurture all talents and celebrate all achievements whatever their shape or size. Our curriculum is stimulating, team-based, aspirational and relevant, meaning that every day is different – we want children to be desperate to come to school!
As a student you will be a very important part of school life. You will provide an extra adult and role model for the children. You’ll build up relationships with children which will be important to them.
And you’ll learn on the job by watching carefully and listening to instructions.
Please ensure that your mobile phone is put away, somewhere safe. Mobile phones are not to be used near the children. School starts at 8.30am, you’ll need to be in school by 8.15am. Please be punctual. The class teacher will plan his/her lessons with you in mind. If you are unable to attend as usual, it is very important that you let the school know as soon as possible.
The children will call you Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms and then your surname. All students in school are role models for the children. Students need to be patient, kind, supportive and calm at all times. Your behaviour will be closely watched by the children. Please make sure that you are a positive role model at all times. Do not pick the children up or sit them on your knee.
Please dress professionally in smart casual dress.
All children are encouraged to be as independent as is appropriate for that child. Many children will ask for help rather than trying themselves. Please check with the class teacher or TA as to what help to give. All children should have the opportunity to think for themselves. Ask them what they think they ought to do.
It is important that you enjoy coming in to school and feel that you are doing something that is worthwhile. If you do not feel happy, please talk to us about any concerns.
All children are expected to address staff by their formal titles. Staff normally call each other by their formal titles when children are within earshot and by their first names at other times. The children will regard you as staff.
It is the responsibility of all adults in school to be aware of the issue of physical and sexual abuse. If you have any concerns about any child in school, please see the class teacher or Ms Teagle or Mrs Ewart. If a child should disclose anything to you, please listen carefully without asking questions and reassure the child. As soon as possible, alert the class teacher or Headteacher. Never promise a child that you will keep a secret. Trust is important, but a child’s safety and well-being has to take priority.
Please also read our safeguarding leaflet.
Confidentiality is essential. You are in a position of trust. Whatever you hear or see in school must go no further. Anything that happens in School, should not be discussed with anyone outside school or mentioned on any social network sites such as Facebook or Instagram. If you hear or see something in school that concerns you, please speak to the class teacher or Ms Teagle or Mrs Ewart as soon as possible.
It is the responsibility of the teacher to make sure you understand what to do. If you are not clear about what is expected of you, please ask – nobody will mind.
Students are supported by their class teacher, and the class teacher and/or TA appropriate to their course. You’ll be given an opportunity to talk to other teachers and the Headteacher about working in School. You will also be encouraged to visit other classes. We’ll give you all the relevant information you need. If it is appropriate, you can request a more formal meeting with the class teacher and the student liaison teacher to support college tasks, to discuss issues and offer support.
Please also print and complete this form with your important contact details and parent’s permission, and return to the school office before you begin your placement.