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Volunteering

Volunteers at our school bring with them a range of skills and experience that can enhance the learning opportunities, achievement and enjoyment of children at our school. We welcome and encourage volunteers from all sections of the local community.

Our Volunteers include

  • Parents and other relatives of pupils
  • Members of the Governing Body
  • Ex-pupils
  • Students on work experience
  • Ex-members of staff
  • Local residents

Volunteering Opportunities

The types of activities that Volunteers support and assist with include:

  • Hearing children read
  • Working with small groups of children
  • Working alongside individual children
  • Undertaking art and craft activities with children
  • Organising the Library
  • Running or assisting with after-school clubs
  • Running the Gardening Club
  • Working with children on the computers
  • Accompanying school visits

The Benefits of Volunteering

For the children: increases in understanding, achievement, self confidence and self esteem.

For teaching staff: another adult working alongside the classroom teacher helping the children and providing them with additional opportunities.

For the volunteer: a great sense of achievement and personal satisfaction, new knowledge and new skills, improved career prospects.

What Volunteering Has Already Helped Achieve at Monkton Park

Our school and our pupils are lucky enough to benefit, on a daily basis, from the fantastic efforts of our many brilliant volunteers, who have helped with a wide range of important activities, including:

  • Supporting learning across the curriculum
  • Supporting arts weeks
  • Helping organise the library and donating library books
  • Raising funds and providing a wide range of resources and facilities
  • Working on our outside environment
  • Supporting clubs
  • Assistance with assemblies and a wide variety of other school events, including school plays and productions
  • School Fairs and social activities for parents

 

Becoming a Volunteer

Anyone wanting to contribute to the life of the school can become involved with FOMPS, who can be contacted by the school office They will always happily accept offers of time and energy to help organise school events such as the Summer and Christmas Fairs

Anyone wishing to become a volunteer during the school day, either for a one off event, such as a school visit, or on a more regular basis (e.g. hearing children read), should approach the school office, who will be pleased to explain the volunteering opportunities at our school in more detail and answer any questions prospective volunteers may have. If volunteers can offer regular time, for example to hear readers on a weekly basis then, we prefer them to work in a different class to the one that their child is in.

Prospective volunteers will also be required to complete a routine Data Barring Service disclosure application ("DBS check"), before starting to help in school.

We greatly value and appreciate the time and effort that each of our volunteers generously gives to our school, whether it is on a regular or more ad hoc basis. We hope that volunteers find the experience enjoyable and worthwhile