Our 'Epic' Principles
Maintain high professional standards, conduct, and proper personal behaviour at all times. Promote the positive aspects of the role of support staff in education. Make professional development an integral part of your practice. Ensure you are a reflective practitioner, seek advice, and share good practice.
Understand and comply with all laws, legal responsibilities, principles and practices concerning the care and treatment of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Respect individual difference and diversity. Demonstrate good practice in challenging discrimination and unfairness. Maintain discretion and confidentiality of information.
Maintain relationship with children, young people, adults, and other professionals that are based on opens, honesty, mutual trust and respect. Promote the welfare and best interests of the children, young people and adults you work with. Ensure honesty, accuracy and co-operation in all communication. Recognise your position of trust and ensure the avoidance of conflict of interest and inappropriate behaviour in your relationships.
Actively seek to maintain, update and develop your knowledge. Improve your professional skills and competence through relevant training. Network and share good practice with other professionals. Reflect on your own practice, identify development needs and undertake relevant development activities. Welcome evaluation of your practice and embrace feedback and areas for development.