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  • Small Group Open Events October 2021

    Due to Devon being in a Covid Enhanced Response Area until 4th October, we have taken the difficult decision to change the way we conduct our open events by replacing the College Open Evening on Tuesday 21st September with a wide range of smaller and more personal events. We are very keen to meet prospective parents/carers and pupils and are delighted to be able to offer a ‘package’ of Covid-safe opportunities to help inform your choice of secondary school for September 2022.
    Small group tours – wide range of dates available
    We are offering small group tours with our Executive Headteacher Michael Johnson, Deputy Executive Headteacher Neil Payne and SENDCO Laura Mackie. After school for those who may not be able to visit in working hours and morning tours for those who wish to visit during a normal school day.  Being able to see the school ‘in action’ provides an excellent window into what we offer here at Chulmleigh College, and with the tours being led by our Senior Leadership Team in a small group environment, you will have ample opportunities to ask any questions you may have. 
    We are offering a wide range of dates for these tours, please click on the links below to book.
    After school tours:
      https://tinyurl.com/CCAfterSchoolTour2021 Morning tours: https://tinyurl.com/CCMorningTour2021
    Year 6 Taster Morning Saturday 16th October 9am-12pm We are delighted to be able to offer prospective pupils the chance to attend a Taster Morning at the College, where they will experience a range of lessons and activities. https://tinyurl.com/CCY6TasterMorning2021

     

Student Placement Policy

Statement of Intent

CAT Preschools Limited recognises that qualifications and training make an important contribution to the quality of the care and education provided by early years settings.  As part of our commitment to quality, we offer placements to students undertaking early years qualifications and training.  We also offer placements for school pupils on work experience.

We aim to provide for students on placement with us, experiences that contribute to the successful completion of their studies and that provide examples of quality practice in early years care and education.

Procedures

  • We require students on qualification courses to meet the ‘suitable person’ requirements of Ofsted and had DBS checks carried out.
  • We require students in our setting to have sufficient understanding an use of English to contribute to well-being of children in our care.
  • We require schools placing students under the age of 17 years with the setting to vouch for their good character.
  • We supervise students under the age of 17 years at all times and do not allow them to have unsupervised access to children.
  • Students undertaking qualification courses who are placed in our setting on a short term basis are not counted in our staffing ratios.
  • Trainee staff employed by the setting and students over the age of 17 may be included in the ratios if they are deemed competent and responsible.
  • We take out employers’ liability insurance and public liability insurance, which covers both trainees and voluntary helpers.
  • We require students to keep to our Confidentiality Policy.
  • We co-operate with students’ tutors in order to help students to fulfil the requirements of their course of study.
  • We provide students, at the first sessions of their placement, with a short induction on how our setting is managed, how our sessions are organised and our policies and procedures.
  • We communicate a positive message to students about the value of qualifications and training.
  • We make the needs of the children paramount by not admitting students in numbers which hinder the essential work of the preschools.
  • We ensure that trainees and students placed with us are engaged in bona fide early years training which provides the necessary background understanding of children's development and activities.