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Become a volunteer

We believe that volunteers provide a valuable contribution to the school’s work, and that they enrich the school through the breadth of their knowledge and experience. We are committed to using volunteers in a way that supports the school’s strategic aims and vision, as well as its development plan.

Volunteers may:

  • Hear children read

  • Accompany school visits

  • Work with individual children

  • Work with small groups of children

  • Support specific curriculum areas, such as ICT or art

  • Carry out targeted duties, such as librarian

This is not an exhaustive list.

Volunteers may be:

  • Members of the governing board

  • Parents

  • Former pupils

  • Students on work experience

  • Local residents

  • Friends of the school/members of the Friends Association (PTA)

This is not an exhaustive list.

How to apply to volunteer:

Safeguarding our pupils is of paramount importance, and our volunteers must share our commitment to child protection. To ensure we’re upholding our responsibility to keep our pupils safe, we will:

  • Conduct enhanced DBS checks with a barred list check on volunteers who:

        • Work 1-on-1 with pupils unsupervised

        • Work with groups of pupils unsupervised

        • Supervise or accompany groups of pupils on overnight residential visits

  • Consider the results of any DBS checks that return with unspent and spent listed convictions, and assess these on a case-by-case basis, with regard given to the nature of the conviction and the nature of the work the volunteer will be involved in

  • Provide safeguarding training to all volunteers prior to them beginning work at the school, including ensuring that they have read and understood part 1 of Keeping Children Safe in Education [volunteers not working directly with children can read a condensed version of part 1 (located in annex A) of Keeping Children Safe in Education or the full version of part 1]

  • Require volunteers to agree and adhere to our code of conduct (see appendix 2) and to adhere to, the school’s policies [] on:

        • Child Protection

        • Acceptable use of technology

        • Mobile and Smart Technology and Social Media

        • Camera and Image Use (if applicable)

        • Behaviour

  • Ensure that volunteers without an enhanced DBS check are always supervised, and are never left alone with pupils

  • Conduct a risk assessment to determine whether a volunteer who isn’t working in regulated activity needs an enhanced DBS check. The risk assessment will consider:

        • The nature of the work they will be doing

        • What we know about them

        • References from employers or other voluntary roles

        • Whether the role is eligible for an enhanced DBS check

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