Scoil Naomh Áine, Rathgarogue, New Ross, Co. Wexford
Policy on Work Experience and Teaching Practice
The BOM of Scoil Naomh Áine is happy to welcome second level students on Work Experience and Student Teachers on Work Experience or Teaching Practice.
Priority will be given to past pupils.
Second level students must have completed honours Irish at Junior Certificate level and be undertaking honours Irish at Leaving Certificate level.
Only one participant at a time will be accepted on a work experience programme, except in exceptional circumstances.
Students on Work Experience will not be left in sole charge of a class.
Students on Work Experience / Teaching Practice will be furnished with copies of policies which are deemed necessary or appropriate to their placement.
Student teachers on Teaching Practice will be required to keep discipline in the class / group they are working with and they will be required to report to the class teacher all breaches of the schools Code of Behaviour or instances of Bullying they might observe.
While students on Teaching Practice will be accommodated as far as possible in the classes or groups they wish to teach, the Principal will have the final say in what benefits the school most.
Students must at all times be respectful of all members of staff, Board of Management, parents and pupils.
Students on Work Experience / Teaching Practice will be required to be in school for 9.00am and finish at 3pm.
Should a Work Experience / Teaching Practice placement fall at the time of an educational trip / tour / special event the student may be required to attend with the class teacher.
The Principal of Scoil Naomh Áine reserves the right to terminate the Work Experience / Teaching Practice placement of any student should it be deemed necessary.
A copy of this policy will be given to any student on Work Experience / Teaching Practice in Scoil Naomh Áine.
The actions and language of the student while in the school must be exemplary and of a professional nature.
Students on Work Experience / Teaching Practice are expected to dress in an appropriate, professional manner.
All matters pertaining to the staff, Board of Management, Parents Council pupils or parents within the school must be treated with the utmost confidentiality.
All supervisors of work experience students who visit the school including teaching practice supervisors will be expected to adopt a positive and respectful attitude towards their student in keeping with the school ethos of providing a positive learning and working environment.
This policy was reviewed in September 2012.
Signed: Fr. Odhrán Furlong (Chairperson BOM ) Anne-