We have set up a Teaching accreditation scheme based on three principles:-
At all teaching events run by us students are asked to fill in a Feedback Form to provide comments on the Teacher. These forms are assessed by the Player Development Committee to see if the person is considered to be a suitable teacher. The Player Development Committee may also take into account additional information in deciding if the applicant is suitable for accreditation. Applicants turned down by the Player Development Committee may appeal to Council.
This is the appropriate accreditation for Go teachers who will normally be teaching adults. It also includes individuals who help teach young people in a supervised setting, for example helping to teach young people Go in a classroom where a teacher is present.
Anyone who may be regularly teaching children or young people in a situation where there is no DBS checked supervisor, for example running a weekly Go Club for young people alongside a parent, should be Accredited to teach young people. In addition to the requirements for standard accreditation, they must also:
It is stressed that participation in all aspects of this scheme is entirely voluntary (except as required by UK Legislation). There is no requirement or compulsion on anyone to become accredited, and members are free to continue to visit schools (or other youth groups) of their own volition if agreed with the school/youth group itself. However, some members may wish to become "accredited" by us as it may ease their way through local bureaucracies.
The teachers accredited (or part-accredited) under the scheme are shown here.