Service Agreement with schools

This Service Agreement is intended to clarify the shared and separate expectations and responsibilities of the school and University of Westminster, which are as follows:

Your school will:

  • provide 15-day placements to volunteers (associates) who will use their subject knowledge to support small groups of pupils in the classroom
  • allocate a member of staff to provide an induction to the school and essential school policies, sign associates’ daily attendance log and provide general guidance, and complete an end-of-placement review
  • give associates the opportunity to teach part of a lesson if considered able by teaching staff, under the supervision of the subject teacher
  • ensure that associates are not left in charge of a whole class
  • notify the University of Westminster immediately if there are any concerns

The University of Westminster will provide associates who:

  • are undergraduate or postgraduate students with skills in specific subject areas
  • are committed to working on a voluntary basis
  • aim to raise the aspirations of students either informally or through presentations
  • have been assessed at interview to have suitable communication skills for work in schools
  • have provided satisfactory references
  • have been prepared at dedicated training
  • hold an enhanced DBS certificate, which has been obtained by One Westminster, the umbrella body we use to process our DBS checks (If necessary, a full risk assessment is carried out. The information provided is confidential and cannot be shared with schools.)

The UWAS coordinator will:

  • liaise with the school regarding placement of UWAS associates
  • liaise with associates during the placement
  • act promptly on any concerns raised by the school

Please direct any queries to:

Elise Sherman
University of Westminster Associates in Schools (UWAS) Coordinator
E: [email protected]
T: +44 (0)20 3506 6056