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, reading with children, cookery, walks in the local area, trips, handwriting and gardening.
If you would like to help out in school on a regular basis, please complete a volunteer questionnaire and return to the school office by July 17th 2023. You will then be invited to attend an initial meeting with Mrs Fraser (Deputy Headteacher) in the first couple of weeks of the Autumn Term, where you will find out ways in which you can help as well as important information about confidentiality and safeguarding. If you would like to continue to offer yourself as a volunteer, we will provide you with a code of conduct and ask you to sign a volunteer agreement. 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 request that 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 Mrs Fraser directly or see Sarah Harris in the school office for a form.
In order to 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 used on the premises.