Field experience d: identifying safety-related issues


The campus leader must be aware of and immediately address safety concerns in and around the campus structures. Conducting a school safety audit will help identify areas of concern as well as possible solutions. Discussing these concerns and possible remedies with administrative colleagues, you will learn about other perspectives on these issues and gain further professional insight.

Allocate at least 3 hours in the field to support this field experience.

Use the “Safety Audit Checklist” to complete an audit of your field experience site. Highlight your top 2-3 safety concerns and discuss these areas with your principal mentor.

Use any remaining field experience hours to observe and/or assist the principal mentor in tasks not related to working with students.

Summarize your field experience in 250-500 words including:

  • Your top 2-3 areas of concern, based on the results of the safety audit.
  • Your ideas for feasible solutions to these concerns.
  • Your perspective on how these concerns relate to the school vision and mission and meet student needs.
  • Your principal mentor’s perspective on the problems and solutions.
  • A brief reflection, incorporating PSEL Standard 5 of how this experience will affect your future professional practice.

While APA style format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and PSEL standards should be referenced using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Class Resources if you need assistance.

Document the locations and hours you spend in the field on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form.

Submit the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form in the last topic. Directions for submitting can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.

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