September 2017

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Parent Helpers

Parents are generally welcome to be parent helpers in the school although not within their own child’s class. When accepting volunteers we must have absolute confidence in the placement and of its suitability for the school. We reserve the right to refuse any volunteer/parent a role in the school or terminate the placement without having to give a reason.

All parent helpers have to sign and adhere to a confidentiality agreement which includes a section on social networking sites. Confidentiality and the right to privacy for children an staff is very important.

We may also request references for volunteers.

You will be asked to complete an enhanced online Disclosure in school, issued by Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) for the protection of children in school. You will be asked to provide:

  • a passport and a driving licence if you have them
  • birth and marriage certificates
  • two items which confirm your address
  • other documents if required

The safety and protection of our children is one of our main priorities.

Parents help with a range of activities, from mathematics to design and technology. Many of our parent helpers continue to help us after their children have left the school. Sometimes we require assistance with specific projects, such as book week, sports events and outings. Please see Mrs Bell if you would like to be a parent helper and help us if you are able to do so. It really is a rewarding experience and we really value the help and support given to us by our parents.

Please note that being a parent helper does not mean you are automatically able to use our school for any placements, such as NVQ placements, which you may be studying for. If you wish to do this, then you must apply through the Head or Deputy as we have a strict limit on the number of placements we support each year.

If you wish to request to be a parent volunteer, please contact Mrs Bell or Miss Yeoman.

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