Parents are generally welcome to be parent helpers in the school although not within their own child’s class. You will be asked to complete an 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
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. All parent helpers have to sign and adhere to a confidentiality agreement which includes a section on social networking sites.
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.
Our PTA – The Friends of Toftwood Infant School (FOTIS) regularly organise events and raise funds for items such as playground equipment, theatre groups and Christmas activities.