Teacher Induction

For Swimming & Water Polo Teachers & Coaches

  • IoS & other Memberships
  • Qualifications
  • CPD
  • CRB disclosure no. & date of last check

New teachers & poolside helpers will need to take part in an induction process.

An informal introduction to the pool, the teachers

  • Basic Emergency Procedures & Normal Operating Process of the pool (where these are relevant).
  • A CRB check done,
  • Details & proof of qualifications & CPD.


The lesson plans

Lane structures

Teaching/coaching programme & contact details.


They too will need a copy of the:


  • Club Mission Statement
  • Code of Ethics & Child Protection Policy

It is my intention to assemble all this information into either a folder (printed out) or in digital form as an e.mail attachment or on a memory stick or CD.

They will need to read the Code of Ethics and sign a piece of paper saying they agree to abide by them.

I’m not suggesting that the Membership Secretary is responsible for all of this as it should be shared out with the Welfare Officer, Head Coach & Principal Teachers, possibly also the Chairman if someone is signing a contract or letter of agreement. Some clubs have a ‘Volunteer Liaison Officer’ who may do some of this.








Child Protection

All aspects of child safety & care matter.

All poolside helpers, teachers & coaches are CRB checked.

Safeguarding Children Workshops are put on every year; teachers & coaches are expected to attend such a course every three years.

Teachers & coaches may have contact with children who are being harmed.

It is a duty of care to consider if a child appears to have been:

  • physically hurt
  • drugged
  • neglected
  • unsupervised
  • sexually abused
  • emotionally abused

Best practise requires a teacher or coach to seek advise from the Club’s Welfare Officer, to interview the child in the presence of a second adult and if necessary to seek further professional support.