I started my volunteer student placement in a school. On the first day I was not introduced to anyone and was not shown around the school and do not know where the fire exits and first aid boxes are and was not told when breaks are etc. All staff were in a meeting in the morning so I had to do group and 1-1 tasks and was not explained them properly by the teaching assistants. The teaching assistants did not look happy. I mentioned this on another forum which some people have said I am not entitled to say that as I do not know what has happened to them. I know people have personal lives but I have worked in toxic work environments before which can have negative consequences and do not want to be dragged into working with negative people again. One of the teaching assistants told a child they had 'smashed it', is this how children are praised nowadays as again some people on another forum did not see what the issue was. I am a bit more traditional and want to use praise without enforcing slang. I didn’t go out with the teacher at the end of the day with the children to be collected as I did not know if that was part of my role. Does this happen in schools where processes are not explained properly? They knew I was coming in on that day so I don’t know why they did not postpone. How can I get these issues resolved as I don’t want to learn bad practice and want to remain positive.