Ashford Church of England Primary School

Ashford Church of England Primary School

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Volunteering in School

We believe that the involvement of parents and carers in children’s education is vital and we encourage active participation in many ways. Some parents come to school to help with a variety of tasks such as ICT, art, cooking and especially reading, and usually work with individuals or small groups in specific classes. Other parents help when the children are taken on educational visits outside school or get involved with the work of our parents association. Please talk to Mrs Pyke, School Business Manager, if you wish to offer support or approach the school office for further information.

What kind of activities might you be engaged in?
We might ask you to become involved in a variety of activities such as:

  • Sharing books
  • Working on the computer
  • Playing games
  • Making things
  • Cooking
  • Sewing
  • Wider Curriculum
  • Sometimes just being there is what is needed!

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Nurse visit

We have a volunteering agreement and carry out a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and a disqualification check for all staff and volunteers who have regular contact with children. All schools need to hold a register of the checks undertaken. In order for you to work in school as a volunteer, you will need to provide references and complete a DBS online check.

We will help you get the process started. Please be assured that all information will be treated in the strictest confidence and that these checks are done only in the best interests and safety of the children. Please contact Mrs Wendy Pyke, School Business Manager, regarding checks.