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Volunteer Helpers

The school welcomes and benefits from volunteers from among the body of parent/carers, retired members of staff and local residents. This can take many forms. Most commonly parents/carers volunteer to help in school by accompanying the children on school trips, hearing reading, sharing something of their culture or by supporting craft activities. The school has received generous donations of new floor fittings and money to pay for playground markings in the past.

 

In the Autumn Term a letter is sent to parents/carers to ask if they would like to help and what they could offer and when. It is the school's policy for parents not to support classes that their children are in.

 

Whenever anyone volunteers in school, they are asked to undertake a check provided by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). This is to ensure that they are suitable to work with children and have no relevant criminal history. They are also given an induction session with the Head teacher, which includes safeguarding and child protection training and are asked to sign a code of conduct.

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