MY PLEDGE

Preparation

I will arrive at school smartly, suitably dressed and well presented.

I will arrive early at the school to familiarise myself with it and so I can meet other members of staff. (By 8am is a good first impression).

I will keep my mobile on silent/switched off while in the classroom and only access it for messages during break times.

Behaviour

I will not leave pupils unattended for any reason.

I will ensure that I am never left alone with a pupil in a classroom.

I will manage the behaviour of pupils in a firm but fair approach and will make sure that the school makes me aware of their behaviour policy at the beginning my assignment.

I will not make physical contact with pupils under any circumstances including anything construed as a light-hearted gesture. I will not use any form of physical punishment and will deal with any serious discipline matters in a non-confrontational manner by adhering to the school behaviour management policy.

Responsibility

I will ask for help from another member of staff if I need to.

If I am unable to complete an assignment due to illness, I will call my local office as soon as possible using the out of hours service if appropriate leaving my full details- name, address and where I was due to be working.

I will mark all work at the end of each day.

I will leave classrooms neat and tidy.

Administration

I will complete a timesheet on completion of a day or a week’s work which is signed by a senior member of the education establishment.

I will complete two different timesheets if I have worked at more than one educational establishment within the same week.

I will submit the timesheet no later that 10am on the following Monday morning after a completed assignment from the previous week. I will do this weekly even on a long-term assignment.

I will keep in contact with The Education Specialists regarding my availability.