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Westgate Primary School

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Volunteering at Westgate Primary School 

We welcome volunteers at Westgate Primary School who are encouraged to assist and participate in teaching and learning activities under the guidance of the school staff. We acknowledge that each individual brings to the school a different perspective and a differing amount of experience in working with children.   We are pleased to share our expertise and to learn from others.


In order to safeguard the children, volunteers will be asked to provide two character references prior to starting work, one of which should be from a professional person (eg. your current employer, a teacher or GP). An identity check will also be carried out before the volunteer starts work here. DBS clearance will be obtained before volunteers start.  They will be given guidance by school staff on their behaviour on site and child protection procedures.


Volunteers should sign in on their arrival and as they depart.


Parents who volunteer will be asked to work with classes other than their own child’s.


If you are interested  in becoming a volunteer at the school please look at our Volunteering Policy. If you decide you would like to volunteer, please complete the paperwork at the back of the policy and return it to the school.  This can be done on your computer or you can print it out and hand write it.


If you have any questions please contact the school office.