We pride ourselves on having strong, productive relationships with our parents/carers and welcome them, and other members of the local community, into school as volunteers. Our regular volunteers provide support in a variety of areas of school life, such as changing the library/reading books, cookery, walks in the local area, handwriting and gardening.
If you would like to help out in school on a regular basis, you will be asked to attend an initial meeting with the Headteacher in the first couple of weeks of the Autumn Term, were, you will find out ways in which you can help as well as important information about confidentiality and safeguarding. Your details and availability will then be passed onto the class teachers who will contact you if they would like some help on the days and times that you are available. We prefer it if younger siblings do not come with you when you help, as they can become a distraction for children trying to learn.
If you would like to help and have missed the Autumn term meeting, please approach your class teacher directly or see the office staff for a form.
In order the verify the suitability of regular volunteers, they are required to complete a Childcare Disqualification Regulations Declaration Form, to nominate two character referees and to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, as part of our safeguarding procedures. They must adhere to stringent safeguarding and confidentiality requirements, which includes ensuring that mobile phones are not be used on the premises. See attachments right.