We are aware that the liaison person will have a number of roles in their practice, and that their work with KUMEC is just one of them. Typically busy times for KUMEC work will be when the TAF needs returning and in the weeks preceding student placements, so it is worth factoring this in to your schedule and any plans for leave.
It is the liaison’s responsibility to try to find an alternative solution if a teacher is unable to teach a scheduled session. However, if you are unable to fill the session in-house, then please contact the KUMEC team as we can sometimes find a locum tutor to help. Rarely, teaching needs to be cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances. This creates a lot of logistical problems with student timetables, so is best avoided. If it is unavoidable, then please contact KUMEC at the earliest opportunity.
If you are having difficulty with students not responding to contact, or any concerns about time-keeping, attitude or behaviour, please contact the KUMEC administrative team. Often a problem is one in a series of low-level concerns and can help us build a picture of a student in need of help, before they become a student facing fitness to practice issues!