Volunteers are often invaluable in schools; assisting the teachers with general duties, helping in classrooms with curriculum activities such as reading, out of school trips or clubs.
It is the school’s policy to require ALL volunteers working in school, and seen by the children as a trusted adult, to obtain Disclosure and Barring Enhanced Clearance (formerly known as CRB clearance), have two references and an interview with the headteacher.
Volunteers will be asked to comply with our policies (click HERE to access our policies) and maintain our safe and secure environment.
Please click HERE for a copy of our Volunteer Policy.
Parent volunteers may be able to help on a regular basis and commit to a time slot each week, whereas others may offer help when required, such as for an educational visit.
If any parent has a skill that they feel could be useful to school, e.g. an artist, musician or author, please let the school office know. All help is readily accepted and is not confined to working with children.
Parents will not work in their child's classroom and will be expected to follow school protocol and policies.
Parents might also want to consider helping as a member of the Friends of Barrow School, who organise fundraising and social events for families to enjoy. Please click HERE for more details on the activities and successes of the Friends of Barrow School. If you wish to come along to a meeting, please contact the school office or email them direct friends firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, parents may like to put themselves forward as a school governor. Please click HERE for more information.
We also have a number of members of the local community wishing to volunteer at our school. This includes grandparents, work experience students and adults seeking educational settings to support their studies. All applicants are welcome.