How can I help?
As a parent or community member there are many ways you can volunteer at school including helping in the classroom, joining school trips, helping out with the school production and community events such as the Christmas Fayre and JulyFest.
Current Opportunities: Supporting Literacy
We are looking for Literacy Volunteers help our pupils to have fun developing their reading and communication skills. You will work with students on a one-2-one basis or with a small group of 2-3.
- WE give you training, support and travel expenses.
- YOU give your time and regular commitment.
- YOU get the pleasure of making a real difference to a young person’s life.
We are also looking to develop a programme of Community Literacy Champions with parents, local people or local groups who are keen to run literacy projects in our community. This might involve anything from dads’ book groups to local poetry nights to community book swaps – all ideas are welcome!
If you are interested in finding out more about either of these opportunities, please email Laura Hocking (Assistant Headteacher) in the first instance to arrange a discussion. [email protected]
What Safeguarding checks will I need?
We want to avoid unnecessary and inappropriate criminal records checks which can be a barrier to volunteering. As a school volunteer, whether you are required to have a criminal records check or not depends on whether you will be working under supervision, how often you will be volunteering and the activity you are undertaking. Each volunteer role needs to be assessed on its own merits.
If you wish to discuss the criminal records check procedure and whether you will need to have one for the activity you are considering, please contact the School Administrator.
If you are interested in a offering us some of your time to help with events, please contact the School Administrator, Mrs Christine Thomas, who will be delighted to discuss opportunities and safeguarding checks with you.
Telephone: 01726 822485 option 6
email: [email protected]