Do you want to get experience working with children and young people? Are you
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then our School Placement
We work with around 20 schools in Coventry to provide our students with valuable work experience,
Partner Schools with activity to diversify their pupil's learning. There are a variety of
you can get involved with, including:
As a Student Tutor you will be supporting teachers in your chosen subject (maths, English,
etc). You will not be expected to teach the whole class (unless you want to), instead you will
We are looking for students fluent in or a native speaker of languages other than English, to
with their English.
As a Right to Read volunteer, you will read one-to-one with children with below average reading
improve their confidence and enjoyment. You are usually assigned 3–4 children to
and your school provides the book and some activities, but as you get to know your pupil we
creating your own materials.
This opportunity allows you to share your hobby or interest with school pupils over lunch or in
after-school club. Previous activity has included chess, science and craft clubs. Our team can
develop your idea further if needed.
Before we can arrange a placement you must have an Enhanced
with Barred List DBS check which is
requirement in the UK for anyone working with children.
Whilst we are waiting for your DBS check you will be given basic training to prepare you for your
placement. This training will cover placement expectations, managing behaviour, classroom
conduct and an
overview of safeguarding practices.
The first time you attend your school with be for an induction. It should include:
If you want to find out more, have any question and register your interest, email
us, so we can let you know about our current opportunities as these are always changing.
Our school placement opportunities are a fantastic way for our students to gain experience,
your school benefits from their subject experience, international languages or passion to
Would you like to benefit from student support whilst providing students with valuable
The classroom experience gained by students wishing to pursue a career in teaching is invaluable,
offers students the opportunity who are keen to share their passions for certain subjects
the chance to
inspire or encourage pupils across Coventry.
Schools that accept students should ensure that they receive adequate supervision on school
Students have requested to support teachers in the classroom and should remain under the
supervision of a
teacher at all times and should not conduct lessons themselves.
Please note: our student volunteers are NOT trainee teachers.
We offer a variety of programmes to support your schools, these include:
This opportunity places students in a classroom environment supporting teachers in a subject of
(maths, English, media etc).
Our International Language Support programme involves our students, fluent in or a native speaker
language other than English, to assist pupils in your school with a lower level of
Right to Read is a programme designed for 1-hour sessions over 8-10 weeks with a pupil who
assistance, enabling them to build their confidence and reading abilities. This opportunity
pairs a student
with a pupil to improve their literacy through adapting activities and games to increase
thorough fun activities.
Would you like some of our students to help you in setting up before and after school clubs for
learners? This programme is dependent on the interests and expertise of our diverse student
previously successful clubs have included creative writing, mixed sports, arts and crafts.
In collaboration Code Club this is the
opportunity for 9-13
year olds to engage and develop new skills learning computer code. Our students are trained by
the Code Club
team before supporting your school pupils to learn code through designing and making their own
animations and websites.
We have many sports students who would like the chance to assist with specific related activities
encourage and motivate pupils in after-school activity.
We are keen to work with our school partners to design and support projects
that really meet their needs. Previous school inspired projects have
Days, Harry Potter Week and Sports Days.
It would be great to have your school or college join our scheme, as we always have students
get school experience. Firstly, read the 'Information for Schools' document below to get
better idea of the programme and how it works. Once you have decided to go for it, email us with
your requirements, so we can start arranging everything and start looking for suitable students
Whilst our students will have received some training before starting their placement, they will
require you to complete a School Induction to ensure the Student Volunteer understands
key policies of your school. It should include:
If you have any questions about any aspect of the Schools Programme, please
contact us, using link below.
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