Staff/Volunteer Induction

This page contains everything you will need to complete your induction prior to working or volunteering at our school. You will also have an induction meeting with the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher as part of this process. Please read the following documents and you will be required to sign to say you have done so as part of your induction.

Parent/Carer Helpers

Would you like to help out in school?

Would you like to gain experience of working in school, joining pupils and staff during teaching and learning or on organised school trips? 

At The Arches, we value the help of any parent/carer who wishes to join us in doing so. Some parents come in regularly at a set time each week, others come when they can or join on school trips when work schedules enable them to. Many of the activities the children currently enjoy would not be possible without this voluntary help and we thank all parent/carer volunteers who have supported us or continue to do so. 

Adults helping in school with the children are always under the supervision of the class teacher, who will explain the task, what is required of the children and the helper’s role within that setting.

We do ask everyone to be aware that items of a confidential nature are sometimes discussed in school and to exercise discretion. We also ask that confidentiality be maintained in respect of the children’s attainments, attitudes and behaviour whilst operating in school as a helper. Any matter that is of concern should be discussed with the Headteacher immediately in order for any misunderstandings or difficulties to be addressed as a matter of urgency.

All Parents who help on a regular basis in school are required to submit to a full check being carried out by the DBS /Criminal Records Bureau. 

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