Code of Conduct
Link Education is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. We takes every reasonable precaution to ensure that staff provided to its clients maintain the highest standards of professional and personal conduct.
Dress – As professionals’ teachers / support staff you are expected to dress accordingly. If a school has a specific standard we will advise you prior to the assignment starting. Many schools are multi-cultural and inappropriate dress can give offence.
Punctuality – It is expected that all staff arrive at the school premises no later than 8:15 am for assignments booked in advance (unless otherwise advised) or at an agreed time in the case of assignments organised that day. If you realise that you are going to be delayed you need to phone Link Education immediately so we can keep the school aware at all times.
Curriculum – When on assignment, teach the work that has been provided by the school. However there may be occasions when this isn’t the case so always go prepared with lesson plans that are compatible with the Curriculum and the age and ability of the pupils. Primary teachers are expected to mark the work covered during the day in line with the schools marking policy. Secondary teachers should follow school directions regarding completed work.
School Rules & Policies – Teachers / Support Staff must arrive promptly for lessons allowing enough time to familiarize themselves with school’s rules, policies, customs and procedures.
Beware - Serious disciplinary situations should be reported to the Head Teacher, Deputy Head without delay. Physical contact should be avoided except where appropriate i.e. in case of injury. Inappropriate contact with children will lead to the termination of your agreement with Link Education and could result in criminal prosecution.
Keep in Contact- Meeting the expectations of schools and staff is achieved largely by the feedback we receive so keep in contact. Do let us know as soon as possible if a school asks you to extend your assignment. If for whatever reason you are unable to continue please let us know as someone else may welcome the opportunity.
Internet Use - Teachers / Support Staff should never access school PC’s or laptops for their personal use.
End of Day - When an assignment has been completed you are required to leave notes on what work you have covered.
Assistant Headteacher, North Kent