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what would you have done

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by j.craigie, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Hi Bethany,
    Always be very careful about physical restraint - DON'T unless you are team teach trained in which case you should inform school when you arrive and ensure they are happy with you using it if necessary.
    After an incident like this always log in writing exactly what happened and inform a member of the senior manangement team from the school so if there are any repercussions you have got your version of events in 1st. Try to get TAs to support whatever you are recording and to add their own facts of the event - stay away from view as this is open to interpretation - you only want facts from the TA.
    Did you get this work through an agency, if so you need to inform them that the information they gave you from the school was incorrect so they can try to prevent this from happenihng in future.
    These days it seems to be fairly general policy for children to be allowed to go to the toilet as long as you can be sure they are not messing around there - 1 at a time - this is ok. If it is getting to rediculous amounts of time out of class then limit the times children can go ie not in the 1st 20 minutes or so after a break and not while you are teaching the whole class. It's always a good idea to find out what school policy is on this and if there are exceptions on medical grounds.
    I hope this has been helpful and not too patronising - I don't know how experienced you are.

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