KILBRIDE NATIONAL SCHOOL
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Policy on Work Experience and Teaching Practice Placements
Kilbride National School welcomes student teachers, transition year students and other categories of student seeking to gain work experience in the school.
The school recognises its obligation to share best educational practice with those seeking to gain experience in a school setting and will host students in accordance with the capacity of the school to accommodate such students and in accordance with the willingness and availability of teachers to accommodate them.
The following requirements apply to all categories of work experience at Kilbride National School:
The following documentation must be furnished by each applicant seeking a work
confirming work placement.
The principal of the school, as an agent of the Board of Management and charged with the day-to-day running of the school, reserves the right to refuse or allow applicants a work placement in the school.
All categories of student are expected to respect the ethos of the school and to work under the direction of the principal or the teacher to whom they are assigned.
Punctuality is essential for all work experience students. It is important to arrive on time, take breaks at the allotted time and not to leave school before the designated time.
All students are expected to dress neatly in accordance with the dress code of the school. This may be summarised as” neat casual”.
All members of staff, pupils and the school community should be treated with the utmost courtesy and respect. Failure to abide by this code of behaviour may result in the termination of the work experience placement.
Equally, members of staff are required to treat students with courtesy and respect and to guide and mentor them as applicable.
Confidentiality in relation to all matters relating to teachers, support staff, pupils and the organisation and administration of the school is an essential prerequisite for students on work placements. Breaches of confidentiality in relation to the school will be treated with the utmost seriousness.
capacity to accommodate them.
Transition Year Students
This policy was approved by the Board of Management in the academic year 2017/2018 and will be reviewed in the academic year 2018/2019.
ADULT VOLUNTEER FORM
Name of applicant:
Type of Work Experience:
(SNA / Student Teacher / Transition Year Assistant)
Duration of Work Experience:
Name of Supervisor:
Have you ever been convicted of a criminal offence that might disqualify you from working with children? (circle a
s appropriate) Yes No
If yes, please state the nature and details of the offence/s.
I have read the Work Experience Policy and I agree to abide by the terms of this policy.
I agree to abide by the confidentiality clause as outlined in the work experience document.
Kilbride N.S. has a Child Protection Policy in place. This may be accessed through the Principal, the secretary or the teachers.