At Moorfield we recognise that in order to provide our children with the best learning experiences and diverse opportunities, we will need to work with a variety of external providers. Parents and carers offer a unique skills set that can bring learning to life for the children. Therefore we are grateful to parents / carers / community volunteers who regularly and willingly offer their time in support of the children.
We are always happy to welcome new volunteers, here is an idea of things you could do to help:
- Helping with extra-curricular clubs
- Reading with children
- General classroom helpers
- Curriculum Support
- Website support
- General tidying /organising around the school
- Support in our Reception class
Please note, for roles within the classroom, it is unlikely that you would be given your child i??s class to help in. Initially we would like you to commit to carrying out the role for a term after you have had a go at it and made sure it is something you want to carry on doing.
We are unable to accept ad hoc visitors or volunteers; working in school is strictly by agreement only. As a school that places the sound principles of Safeguarding at the core of our work, we insist that all adults working with children in school on a regular basis provide satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance before they start.
Volunteering can be both enjoyable and fulfilling; nevertheless, as an adult in a school setting you will be expected to act professionally at all times. This, we feel, will actually enhance your experience during the time you spend with us.
What to do next?
Parents / carers wishing to volunteer in school are most welcome. Initially you should make an appointment with Miss Heyes to discuss your availability. You will be asked to provide evidence of your identity and address and the school office will complete an online application for DBS clearance on your behalf. There will be no charge attached to this.
Trainee / work experience student places are limited and determined annual by our internal capacity. We are happy Initially you should make an appointment with Mrs Blundell to agree any placements. You will be asked to gain your own DBS clearance and present the original at school.
What happens after that?
As a volunteer you will receive an induction before you start to ensure you are comfortable with what is being asked of you and to provide you with details of the expected code of conduct for adults. This will include important procedures specifically around Safeguarding and Child Protection.