Headteacher: Mr John Croker
Telephone: 01225 421675 / 421620
Volunteers at our school bring with them a range of skills and experience that can enhance the learning opportunities, achievement and enjoyment of children at our school. We welcome and encourage volunteers from the all sections of the local community.
Our Volunteers include:
The types of activities that Volunteers support and assist with include:
The Benefits of Volunteering
For the children: increases in understanding, achievement, self confidence and self esteem
For teaching staff: greater opportunity to work with other children, so enabling the class as a whole to learn more effectively and achieve more
For the volunteer: a great sense of achievement and personal satisfaction, new knowledge and new skills, improved career prospects
What Volunteering Has Already Helped Achieve In Newbridge
Our school and our pupils are lucky enough to benefit, on a daily basis, from the fantastic efforts of our many brilliant volunteers, who have helped the achievement of a wide range of important activities and benefits, including:
Support For Volunteers
We greatly value and appreciate the time and effort that each of our volunteers generously gives to our school, whether it is on a regular or more ad hoc basis. In order to try to make our volunteers feel welcomed, valued and well informed about our school - including its activities, values and objectives – we aim to provide active and positive support to our volunteers in several ways, including:
Becoming a Volunteer
Anyone wishing to become a volunteer, either for a one off event, such as a school visit, or on a more regular basis (e.g. hearing children read), should approach the school Volunteers Coordinator, Tony Day, who will be pleased to explain the volunteering opportunities at our school in more detail and answer any questions prospective volunteers may have. Tony can be contacted via the main school office (01225-421675) or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers will be invited to complete a Volunteer Information Sheet with their contact details, type of activities they would like to help with, and the times they are available to help.
Before starting to help in school, volunteers will also be invited to complete the Volunteer Agreement which sets out the school’s expectations of volunteers but, just as importantly, explains what volunteers can expect from our school. Prospective volunteers will also be required to complete a routine Criminal Record Bureau disclosure application (“CRB check”), before starting to help in school.