Do you have a disability/other needs that we need to consider, or the adjustments we need to make to make you volunteer at school? (Please provide details and, if necessary, continue above the sheet.) Our school`s volunteers bring a number of skills and experiences that can improve students` learning opportunities. The school therefore welcomes and encourages volunteers from the local community. Westward School is committed to protecting vulnerable students, youth and adults and expects its volunteers to demonstrate this commitment. What activities/areas of school work do you want to help you with? (If you are a student, please provide details of your course/internship needs.) Among the activities that volunteers organize on behalf of the school are: those who wish to volunteer, either for a single event such as a visit to the school, or listen regularly, for example. B students, usually speak to the principal, principal or staff member. Volunteers should complete the volunteer application form (Annex 1) with their contact information, the activities they wish to bring and the schedules to which they are available. These guidelines were written in conjunction with the school`s policy for off-site visits. If you have any questions about a school trip, please contact the class teacher. We look forward to your help with school trips – it would be difficult to arrange out-of-school visits without volunteer parents. Are there certain age groups/classes you want to work with? (If you have family at school, please give details of your class/class.) The school has a health and safety policy that is made available to volunteers working at the school and is posted on the school`s website. An appropriate staff member will ensure that volunteers are informed of emergency procedures (e.g. B the evacuation of fire pits) and all aspects of safety related to certain tasks (e.g.
B the accompaniment of students during visits). Volunteers must exercise due diligence and attention and report any obvious risks or concerns to the designated school principal. The school`s volunteer policy is part of the school`s protection systems. All volunteers work under the supervision of a full-time teacher or staff. Teachers retain the students` ultimate responsibility at all times, including student behaviour and activity. Volunteers should be clearly advised by the designated supervisory authority on the exercise of an activity or the expected outcome of an activity. In the event of questions/problems regarding students` understanding of a task, behaviour or well-being, volunteers should be counselled by their designated tutor. All adults/youth who work in our school, whether a paid employee or a volunteer, are expected to work and behave in a way that actively promotes our academic and educational goals. All complaints about a volunteer are forwarded for review to the head of the school or an appropriate manager. All complaints from a volunteer are treated in the same way. All persons (paid or voluntary) who frequently or intensely engage in an activity in an educational institution exclusively or primarily intended to provide full-time education to children.
This means that all those who regularly work on the premises of a school must meet all legal requirements for recruitment and identity checks. Thank you for volunteering at Westward School. The well-being of our students and collaborators is at the heart of our vision at Westward School.