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Teaching Code of Conduct

Rules for the Behaviour of Our Staff

Teaching Code of Conduct

The purpose and scope of teaching code

This teaching code outlines the conduct that UK Fishing School Ltd expects from all our staff and volunteers. This includes trustees, agency staff, interns, students on work placement and anyone who is undertaking teaching, instructing, or coaching duties for the organisation, whether paid or unpaid.

The teaching code is there to ensure that we provide a good standard of learning opportunities for all our clients and participants, using a consistent approach to the best of our abilities.

UK Fishing School is responsible for making sure everyone taking part in our activities has seen, understood, and agreed to follow the teaching code, and that they understand the importance of upholding the code.

The role of staff and volunteers

In your role at UK Fishing School Ltd you are acting in a position of trust and authority and have a duty of care towards all the people we work with, including our clients, guests, colleagues, and peers.

You are likely to be seen as an ambassador and role model for angling by young people and are expected to act appropriately and always aim to deliver the highest standards of tuition.

We expect people who take part in our services to always display appropriate behaviour, including that which takes place outside our organisation and behaviour that takes place online. The Safeguarding Code of Conduct should always be followed.

Responsibility of staff and volunteers

You are responsible for:

  • Ensuring the health and safety of our clients, participants, and guests

  • Upholding high standard of behaviour and appearance

  • Ensuring that safeguarding procedures are implemented.

  • Teaching course content as per the lesson plans and syllabus

  • Teaching to the highest possible standard you are able to achieve.

  • Always promoting a high standard of fish welfare

  • Promoting countryside code and associated behaviours

  • Upholding the principles and values of the Angling School

  • Personal development of your own angling skills.


Respecting people

You should:

  • Always listen to and respect our clients, participants, and guests, including young persons and children

  • treat all people fairly and without prejudice or discrimination

  • understand that are individuals with individual needs

  • respect differences in gender, sexual orientation, culture, race, ethnicity, disability and religious belief systems, and appreciate that all participants bring something valuable and different to the group/organisation

  • challenge discrimination and prejudice


Inappropriate behaviour

When working, volunteering, or helping at the angling school you should not:

  • Arrive at session late

  • Use abusive, offensive or sexualised language

  • Smoke, drink alcohol or take drugs, or be under the influence of any substance

  • Wear inappropriate clothing or display inappropriate tattoos or markings.

  • Exhibit negative or derogatory behaviour

Confidential and Sensitive information

When working, volunteering, or helping at the angling school you may be privy to sensitive or confidential information regarding an individual or organisation. You should consider this a position of trust and should not disclose this information to any persons that have no direct reason for obtaining such information.

Examples of Sensitive or Confidential Information are as follows but not limited to

  • Financial Affairs

  • Domestic arrangements

  • Sexuality or gender

  • Health conditions (unless required for immediate treatment)

  • Historic physical, sexual or substance abuse


Upholding this code of behaviour

You should always follow this code of behaviour and never rely on your reputation or that of our organisation to protect you.

If you have behaved inappropriately, you will be subject to our disciplinary procedures. Depending on the seriousness of the situation, you might be asked to leave UK Fishing School Ltd.  

We might also make a report to statutory agencies such as the police and/or the local authority child protection services.

If you become aware of any breaches of this code, you must report them to Duncan Holmes

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