Code of Conduct
Grass Roots Academic Support takes the matter of quality recruitment very seriously. With this in mind, we expect all registered candidates working through or on behalf of us to conduct themselves in a manner befitting and appropriate to the Teaching and Education profession.
Grass Roots' service, reputation and ability to grow for you, rely heavily on adherence to the highest levels Professional Conduct when working at a client school/institution.
Below are listed some of the fundamentals that we expect of all staff:
- Honesty and transparency – whether in your dealings with us or the client school.
- Work ethic and performance of duties – we expect you to apply yourself wholly and fully to the task/job to which you are assigned and have accepted. The old fashioned view of supply teaching where you can take your favourite book in and have a good read whilst keeping one eye on the class, will not be tolerated. We recruit PROFESSIONALS, and you must try to perform all duties to the best of your abilities at all times. You will be expected to fulfil all reasonable tasks asked of you by the client, in-line with the assignment.
- Professional Appearance – smart dress and a clean, hygienic appearance should be the norm for any job/assignment. Dress is down to personal choice and preference, but we expect Gents to wear a shirt and tie, formal trousers and shoes. Ladies to wear a suitable blouse/shirt and formal/smart skirt or trousers with shoes.
- Punctuality and reliability – every effort should be made to reach a client in plenty of time. This helps the school as they can explain their basic policies and give you your plan for the day. If you are going to be late for any unavoidable reason, early communication with the agency MUST be made.
- Manner and demeanour – happy workers = happy client = more work. We expect you to approach your work with a cheerful and enthusiastic attitude. Humour (of an appropriate nature) is an essential part of enjoying your work, particularly so within teaching and schools in general.
- Communication – good communication leads to good working relationships and we expect this to be one of your qualities when dealing with both us and the client.
- Compliance – it's true enough that the Education sector probably generates about as much 'paper' and 'form-filling' as any industry. We try to make registration as simple and pain-free as possible. However, due to the nature of the environment (i.e. working with and amongst children), it is necessary for us to carry out mandatory checks. We expect full compliance from you in all our request and vetting procedures. From time-to-time we will need to refresh and re-check certain aspects, and again, your full compliance is expected.
These are a general set of principle behaviours and attitudes which form 'Good Conduct' in the workplace. Moreover, due to the nature and environment within which teaching and educationally-based individuals work, there are extra requirements in terms of good practise, safeguarding and professional conduct that should be adhered to
For more detailed information on your responsibilities in this respect, please visit the link below or download the available document from the 'Links & Resources' Page.