WHO ARE BIGFOOT EDUCATORS?

“A team of highly professional staff who are adept at putting young people at ease and getting the best from them” Joanna Green, Emmanuel School

Bigfoot Educators are a team of carefully selected and meticulously trained arts and education specialists. Many are working professionals in the various industries of theatre, music or art and all have a passion for working with children and young people and a talent for enhancing the curriculum through a creative approach to learning.

Recruitment

In order to ensure that we recruit only the most talented individuals, prospective educators are first taken through a rigorous selection process. Firstly, every candidate submits an introductory video and a thorough application form in line with Safer Recruitment guidelines. If successful, they will then be invited to a practical recruitment session. During this recruitment session we:

  • Observe them teaching a one hour workshop
  • Meet with them for a one on one interview
  • Check their ID and right to work in the UK

Safer Recruitment Checks

We ensure that the following is in place for all Bigfoot Educators before they are able to work for us:

  • An clear, enhanced DBS check, processed within the past 3 years
  • Public Liability Insurance up to £5million
  • References from two previous employers, one of which must have observed them working with children
  • Signed agreement of our equal opportunities, child protection, confidentiality and data protection forms. To see a copy of our forms please CLICK HERE.

Training

Those who are successful, are then required to attend the Bigfoot Induction Course. This two day training programme is extremely thorough and as well as gaining an in-depth understanding of Bigfoot programmes and our methodology, participants are also trained in:

  • Facilitation Technique
  • Behaviour Management Skills
  • Safeguarding
  • Health and Safety
  • The National Curriculum and how Bigfoot fits into it

It gave me a comprehensive understanding of the power of a drama workshop and how I can unlock and harness that from a professional and educational perspective” Bigfoot Educator

Safeguarding

All Educator’s have access to our CPD accredited, Level 3 Safeguarding Course and are required to take it before commencing work unless they have gained the equivalent certificate from another organisation within the past 3 years