Anyone wishing to work as a volunteer who will be in school on a regular basis (at least 3 occasions in one month ) should complete a volunteer application form (see below) This should be completed and returned with the necessary original Identity documents to facilitate a Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Where the volunteering is a placement linked to a course of study the cost of the DBS will be met by the volunteer (or his/her college).
When two satisfactory references and a clear DBS check has been received by the school, the Headteacher will interview the potential volunteer and an appropriate placement will be agreed. This will be in a class which has no family connection to the applicant. A regular day and time will be agreed and the applicant will be expected to sign a confidentiality agreement.
An entry will be made on the school’s Safeguarding Central Record and a file maintained with the confidential details of the volunteer which will be retained by school for 7 years after the volunteer resigns from their volunteering responsibilities.
The exceptions to this are:
Complete the application form below and return it to the School Office on firstname.lastname@example.org.