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We have many visitors to Brook Street School – students, volunteers, advisors, trainees, secondary pupils on work experience and parent helpers.  All are most welcome.  We hope you enjoy your time with us whether it is a day, a week or a year-long attachment.  The following information is designed to help you settle down easily and quickly – if you have any further questions please contact the School Office by phone or email.




Students and Volunteers should wear practical / smart clothing on their placement and we respectfully ask that you do not wear jeans.


If your placement is in the Foundation Stage or Year 1, you will need warm clothing at certain times of the year, as the doors are open for the children throughout the day.





If you would like to apply for a student placement at Brook Street School, please contact school on 01228 558724 and ask for Mrs Haughan.


School will need to know:


• Your name

• Your address

• Your telephone number / email address

• That you can provide identification for yourself

• Who your education provider is i.e. Carlisle College, RWP, Trinity School etc, if you are a student.

• The duration of the placement ie one term, two terms, all year

• How many days per week you will be in school

• Which days of the week you will be in school

• That you have an Enhanced Disclosure for regulated Activity (DBS) and that your education provider is willing to declare any ‘Additional Information’ received. Please ask at school about this.

• Which course you are undertaking ie NVQ 3  Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning etc, if you are a student.

• The name of your tutor and their telephone contact details / email address.

• The names of 2 professionals who are willing to give you a reference.


We will invite you to interview (with a member of the Senior Management Team) where we can discuss your placement and let you know if you have been successful in your request. You will need to complete and hand in to school the form below.


All placements are on a trial basis and can be terminated by school at any time.


The following conditions apply:


Students will:


• Attend regularly and on time (placements will be withdrawn if attendance / timekeeping becomes a cause for concern)

• contact school if they are absent due to illness before 8.30am (leave a message on the answer-phone if necessary

• Adhere to the dress code for school

• Adhere to health and safety regulations

• Follow instructions given by school staff

• Ensure confidentiality is maintained at all times


Unfortunately school does not offer short term placements for students (anything less than one term) with the exception of school works experience that has been arranged via their secondary school.



If you would like to apply for a work placement please click here to download an application which should be returned to the school office.

01228 558724