Duties and Responsibilities
- Try to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance of the first bell.
- Check in at the office for information and keys.
- Orient yourself to the building and introduce yourself to staff. Find the medical room, staff room, gym, fire exits and emergency procedures manual. Ask for a safe place to store your valuables (purse, wallet).
- Locate the teacher’s daybook and go over the day’s lesson plan.
- Verify the absentee procedures with the office, telephone slips (where used), materials (text and worksheets), and seating plan.
- Find the copy machine code, teacher supply room, and supervision schedule.
- Run off any material needed.
- Put up any board work assignments.
- Write your name on the board (and a special message/greeting if you wish).
- If audio-visual material is to be used during a lesson, double check to make sure the necessary equipment has been signed out at the school and that it works.
- Plan your introduction. Check on class opening exercises. If there are uncertainties about directions or you have questions about materials, ask a neighbouring teacher.
- Ask about attending meetings (staff, committees).
- Ask about medical alert, custody orders, medical order and anything that might impact the health and safety of students and staff.
- Taking Attendance: The office should provide a School Board supplied iPad. If not, take attendance and deliver it to the administration. DO NOT leave for the teacher to do upon return. Please contact VSTA if there is a problem. Link to My Education BC (https://www.myeducation.gov.bc.ca/aspen/logon.do)
- Leave a detailed history of the day.
- Mark the day’s work and leave a plan for the next day.
Make sure you know the following procedures prior to starting your day. In a crisis, you may not have the time.
- Any injuries or medical emergencies must be reported to the administrator immediately.
- Follow-up on any student sent to the office.
- If a student appears to be seriously injured, do not move him/her.
- Students who indicate they are ill and wish to go home during the day must be approval from the office.
Fire drills of emergencies
- Check the fire/drill regulations for the classroom.
- Remember to carry the class list with you during an alarm.
- Take the class outside.
- When outside, account for all students.
- Remain outside until the all-clear signal is given.