Volunteers

Amesbury CE Primary School appreciates voluntary help. Voluntary work in schools can come in many forms, from relatively ‘official’ posts such as school Governors, to more ‘informal’ positions like helping young children with reading on an ad hoc basis. We really value the work of our volunteers and are so thankful for their support which helps us all make a difference to children.

 

DBS Checks

Anyone that works with children in any capacity is now required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), check. Of course, the vast majority of people that are required to complete this check are more than happy to comply with such an important regulation. The DBS check determines you have not had any criminal charges against you, especially those which relate to children, and is a Government programme to support agencies and businesses that are there for the benefit of children and young people.

 

Voluntary Learning Support Assistant

Amesbury Primary welcomes voluntary Learning Support Assistants.  These are people who may be looking at becoming a Teaching Assistant in the future but wish to volunteer on a very part-time basis.. Usually, but not always, these volunteers are the mothers or fathers of children in the school or live locally. Their role will see them helping children to read or prepare for activities, perhaps getting ready for a certain play or school event. As such, many volunteers ‘donate’ two or three hours a week and will do whatever the teacher asks of them. While there is no payment, it can be a great way to gain experience if you are looking to become a paid Teaching Assistant.

How to apply?

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer at our School, please contact the main office or alternatively email office@amesbury.wilts.sch.uk