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Volunteering at Thorns

 

At Thorns we feel that the involvement of parents in children's education is vital and we encourage active participation in many ways. Volunteers may be able to help on a regular basis and commit to a time slot each week whereas others may offer to help when required. In whatever way parents can offer their time, we are always extremely grateful. Some parents like to help in their own child's class and some prefer to help elsewhere in the school. Our volunteers are invaluable in assisting the teachers with general duties, helping in classrooms with activities such as reading, art and design, gardening ,swimming, themed weeks, sporting activities and the library or with educational visits outside the school.

 

It is school policy to require all of our volunteers working in school, and seen by the children as a trusted adult, to obtain Disclosure and Barring Enhanced Clearing (DBS).  Please follow the link to apply.

 

https://disclosure.capitarvs.co.uk/warwickshire/

The organisation reference is THORNSINFANTSCHOOL

The password is Warwick 01

Position applied for is 'Unsupervised School Helper'

 

If you do not have access to a computer, please call into the school office and we can do it with you on our computer.

Once you have applied online you will be given a unique reference number which you will need to bring into school with at least 3 proof of identity documents.

Please bring your DBS certifate into the school office once you have received it to enable us to note the number.

If you have any queries, please let us know.
 

Mrs Bradbury runs volunteer briefing sessions each year to update parents on key information. These are held during the school day and in the evening and we encourage all volunteers to attend one of these meetings.

 

Please look at the key documents below that volunteers should be familiar with:

 

 

 

 

Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy

Volunteers Briefing September 2016

Code of Conduct for Staff and Volunteers

Warwickshire Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub Information

Keeping Children Safe in Education - Part 1

The Underwear Rule: Parents' tips for talking PANTS

Parents share their tips on using the NSPCC's Underwear Rule guide. Hear how they had simple conversations with their children about keeping safe. Teach your child the Underwear Rule. Get your free guide www.nspcc.org.uk/underwear

Talk PANTS with Pantosaurus and his PANTS song #TalkPANTS

Meet Pantosaurus - our pant-wearing Dino! He wants every child to stay safe and strong, just like him, and he's on a mission to share an important message.

NSPCC - How to report child abuse

Worried about a child? Don't wait until you're certain. Contact the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000, help@nspcc.org.uk or visit http://www.nspcc.org.uk/helpline. Trained helpline counsellors are free to call, available 24/7 and offer help, advice and support.

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