We have many volunteers in school and we value the skills that they bring with them.
Volunteers support school trips and visits, help with specific events, work alongside lunchtime staff or after-school activity leaders, provide informal support to other parents, or offer help in the classroom.
Class-based volunteers need to be confident English speakers and should have a good level of basic skills - this is equivalent to a level 1 qualification or above.
A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is carried out for all volunteers in school; there is a £10 charge for this. A volunteering agreement is also completed and signed and, unless you are already known to school, we request references as well. The volunteering agreement sets out our guidelines regarding confidentiality, commitment, health and safety, child protection and communication.
Please note, we are generally happy to provde references for volunteers who have been with us for 50 hours or more.