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"Every Child Flourishing"

Volunteers

We welcome volunteers into school.

Typical support includes helping with reading, assisting in art and D&T lessons and accompanying classes on school trips.

If you have some time to spare, a particular specialism or interest perhaps, or just wish to get a better insight into life in school by helping in the classroom, then please contact the school office who will explain the processes we follow.

It is not necessary to make a long term commitment, or offer regimented times and hours - we are always grateful to receive parental support and will try to accommodate you in a worthwhile role in school.

We are a school committed to safeguarding our pupils.

Therefore, all volunteers will be required to submit their details for an enhanced DBS (Discrimination and Barring Service - formerly CRB) check, complete a simple application form giving the names of two referees, and also have an interview with the Head Teacher. This should be the standard procedure in all schools in accordance with safeguarding legislation and recommended practice.

The DBS checks are completed online and the process is swift, usually taking just 10 days to complete. Volunteers will not be allowed onto school premises to interact with pupils until the process, including the interview, has taken place.

We reserve the right to rescind permission for any volunteer to help during the school day if we have any concerns about their conduct.

We hope you understand why we adhere to laws and safeguards that we feel any caring parent would welcome, in terms of the protection it affords to children whilst they are in our care at school.