Volunteering

Volunteering at Brierley Primary School Volunteering can be personally rewarding and can also help you to ‘give something back’ to your community. Volunteers bring with them a range of skills and experience that can enhance the learning opportunities, achievement and enjoyment of children at our school.

As a volunteer at Brierley Primary School you will be giving your time to help others but you will also increase your own confidence and get a sense of satisfaction and achievement. It’s a great way to make new friends, try something new and gain new skills, maybe even increase your future job prospects. We welcome and encourage volunteers from the all sections of the local community.

Our Volunteers include:

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

Opportunities

Volunteers can support and assist with many types of activities which could include:

  • Hearing children read
  • Working with small groups of children
  • Working alongside individual children
  • Undertaking art and craft activities with children
  • Running or assisting with after-school clubs
  • Accompanying school visits

What’s in it for me?

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

For our children: Increased understanding, achievement, self-confidence and self-esteem.

For our teaching staff: Greater opportunity to work with other children, thus enabling the class as a whole to learn more effectively.

What has volunteering at Brierley Primary School helped to achieve?

The teaching staff and pupils have been very fortunate to benefit from the fantastic efforts of our brilliant volunteers, who have supported the school to achieve a wide range of important activities which include:

  • Accompanying children on school trips
  • Lovely gardens
  • Baking with children
  • Woodwork lessons
  • Reading with individual children
  • Transporting children to sporting fixtures
  • Raising funds and providing a wide range of resources and facilities
  • Assistance with discos, bingo and the summer and Christmas fairs – thanks to FOB Sounds Good!

Anyone wishing to become a volunteer, should contact a member of the teaching staff who will be more than happy to discuss the current volunteering opportunities at our school in more detail and answer any questions you may have. They can be contacted via the main school office on 01270 685527 or via e-mail at admin@brierley.cheshire.sch.uk. You can download the Volunteer Policy and Registration form here

Volunteers will be invited to complete a Volunteer Information Sheet with their contact details, experiences, type of activities they would like to help with, and the times they are available to help.

Before starting to help in school, volunteers will also be invited to complete the Volunteer Agreement which sets out the school’s expectations of volunteers but, just as importantly, explains what volunteers can expect from our school. Regular prospective volunteers will also be required to complete a routine Disclosure & Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure application (DBS check), before starting to help in school.