Volunteering at Casllwchwr
As a community school and a learning community, we greatly appreciate the invaluable additional support which can be provided by volunteers. Many parents and friends of the school give their time willingly to help in all aspects of the curriculum and school life on a regular or occasional basis.
Parents/carers/families/volunteers have given up their time in a number of different ways such as giving talks on a particular topic of interest linked to the curriculum area the children are studying, they have volunteered their time to help maintain the school library, others have volunteered time to being part of a gardening club, maintaining the school grounds / gardening, others have volunteered their time to listen to readers, help with art and craft lessons, delivery of Modern Foreign Languages, help us with our Estuary Education programme or to support with educational visits.
We really value the time that volunteers give us to come into school to listen to the children read. With this in mind, we have named our reading volunteers our ‘Reading Heroes’. The children really benefit from the extra reading practice and our Reading Heroes enjoy it too! If you are interested in becoming a 'Reading Hero', please contact us at school. We will provide you with training to make sure that you and our learners get the most out of the experience.
Becoming a Volunteer
Anyone wishing to become a volunteer should contact the main school office. We will be happy to explain the volunteering opportunities in more detail and answer any questions. Volunteers will be invited to complete a Registration form with their details, type of activities they would like to help with, the times they are available to help and any background information they feel relevant. We can then review this alongside the requests for support made by the staff and agree the most suitable class assignment.
In addition, before starting to help in school - Prospective volunteers will also be required to complete a routine Disclosure and Barring service application (“DBS check”), sign a confidentiality agreement and read the school’s safeguarding pupils’ policy.
The benefits of volunteering are experienced by the volunteer, the children and the staff at school. The teaching staff gain support to help pupils achieve and develop and it gives the children a wider range of skills and experiences. For the volunteer, it’s a way to feel involved in school life and gain insight into the school day. Along with this comes a great sense of achievement, personal satisfaction, new knowledge, new skills and FUN!
Whatever your skills, we would love to have you on board!
If you wish to apply to become a volunteer at Casllwchwr Primary School, please complete the form below by clicking on the link: Volunteering Application Form or https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Ug4_TzS3ZEGUCRtgHRR5kwRX9-XpRWZOnhr7oMo_QuhUODg1NUxEUUZSUUVCSktaRDRNMDNVSjFRRi4u
If you or anyone you know has difficulty in completing this application, please contact us at school and we will be able to provide you with a paper copy of the form.