Volunteers & Work Experience

VOLUNTEERS                                                   

Volunteers bring with them a range of skills and experiences that can enhance the learning opportunities of children at our school.  We welcome volunteers from our school and local community.

Our volunteers include:

  • Parents of students
  • Local residents

 The types of activities that volunteers can be involved in include:

  • Early Years (playing with young children and supporting their learning through indoor and outdoor play);
  • KS1 reading help;
  • KS2 reading help.
  • KS1 resource help;
  • Resource room assistant (making learning resources: photocopying, cutting, computer generated resources);
  • Lunchtime games;
  • Supporting on class Trips;
  • Working with children from EYFS through to KS2 in small groups.

Please note: we do not offer admin experience.

 Becoming a Volunteer                       

Anyone wishing to volunteer should complete the Application for Voluntary Placement Form and email the application to workexperience@arnhemwharf.towerhamlets.sch.uk 

 

Procedure for Appointing Volunteers  

Only successful applicants will be contacted regarding their application.

Applicants will have an informal interview with the SLT member responsible for their placement, where they will be told, if possible, of their volunteer arrangements (duties, time frame), sign the Volunteer Agreement (Appendix B) and be given a DBS form.

Applicants will be inducted by the member of SLT in charge of their placement, and if possible, briefly meet their class teacher/supervisor once their DBS check has been received and is clear.

Applicants refusing a DBS check will not be accepted as a volunteer.

Applicants must be over the age of 18. 

Application for Volunteering Placement 

Volunteering Policy 

 

 WORK EXPERIENCE 

We welcome work experience students for a two week placement as part of their studies from Secondary Schools, Colleges and Universities. 

In order to apply for work experience you must: 

  • be in Full-Time Education 
  • supported by a School, College or University 
  • willing to undertake a full two week placement 
  • hold a DBS certificate (if aged 16 and above) 

Applications for these are taken throughout the year on a case by case basis.

Please e-mail workexperience@arnhemwharf.towerhamlets.sch.uk including the date required for placement and a supporting letter from your educational establishment.  

 The types of activities that work experience students can be involved in include:

  • Early Years (playing with young children and supporting their learning through indoor and outdoor play);
  • KS1 reading help;
  • KS2 reading help.
  • KS1 resource help;
  • Resource room assistant (making learning resources: photocopying, cutting, computer generated resources);
  • Lunchtime games;
  • Supporting on class Trips;
  • Working with children from EYFS through to KS2 in small groups;
  • Observed teaching (for teaching student placements ONLY) 

 

Applications for  both volunteering and work experience placements are  oversubscribed therefore we cannot guarantee placements.