Helping in School
At Claremont we welcome volunteers in school helping in
classrooms, with sports events and trips.
A number of parents/carers are regular volunteers and are an
invaluable resource to the school. Some
volunteer on a weekly and some on a fortnightly basis. They may come in for an
hour to change books or a whole morning or afternoon to help out in a classroom
hearing readers, helping with art, playing maths games, putting up displays
etc. There is always something that needs doing!
If you would like to
join our group of volunteers we need to request you to do the following:–
1.Contact your child’s class teacher (or the
School Office) stating that you would like to volunteer and when you would be
available so that a regular time can be arranged.
2.Make an appointment at the school office with Mrs Stevens regarding a DBS (criminal records) check. You will require a DBS check if you are helping on a regular basis, are unattended at any time in the school or volunteered previously and have had a break in volunteering in school for more than 3 months.
3.Explain to your child that you are coming in to
help all the children in their class or club not just them
4.Sign a Memorandum of Understanding for
Volunteers which outlines the roles and expectations for volunteering. (Please see the Download a Form page)
At the beginning of the school year we hold a meeting about
volunteering in school. This meeting is open to anyone thinking of becoming a
volunteer and also to our existing volunteers to update them on any changes or
expectations in the role. We also provide an information sheet to all volunteers to support them in the