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Loving All Our Neighbours

Volunteering

How you can help the school

We are always keen to receive help from parents, carers and other adults who wish to gain experience of volunteering in a primary school environment.  Those who are interested in helping in school, and have the necessary free time, should speak to the School Office to arrange an appointment with the Headteacher or use the contact form below.

People can help in many different ways, including:

  • Sharing skills and interests e.g. talking about their job, helping with activities in their area of expertise
  • Listening to children read and helping them with their work in the classroom - there are additional requirements for such volunteers: see below
  • Accompanying children on educational visits
  • Helping supervise breaks and lunchtimes
  • Making costumes for productions
  • Maintaining the school's gardens

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As volunteers in the classroom can have a significant impact on children's attainment and progress - both positive and negative - it is important that they have good standards of English and Mathematics.  Consequently, classroom volunteers will be asked to verify that they have at least a GCSE - or equivalent - in English and Maths.

Please note, also, that Parental Volunteers, while warmly welcomed, will not be placed in their child's class - aside from helping their child's class teacher when the class in on a trip.

If you are thinking of becoming a volunteer in school, you should also be aware of our Privacy Notice which relates to Governors and Other Volunteers:

Privacy Notice - Governors & Other Volunteers (GDPR) May 2018

Volunteer Enquiry

If you are thinking of volunteering to work alongside our children, you must first discuss the idea with the Headteacher. Please use this form to make initial contact. Alternatively, call the School Office on 01628 622596 to make an appointment. Thank you.

Having spoken to the Headteacher about how you think you could help us by being a volunteer, please check the following job description and then complete the application form and return it to the School Office for the attention of the Headteacher. We look forward to working with you.
LOVING ALL OUR NEIGHBOURS - John 15: 12 'This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.'
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