Volunteering in School
Volunteers at our school bring with them a range of skills and experience that can enhance the learning opportunities of children. We welcome their support. A volunteer is an unpaid adult who provides support to our school.
We are privileged at Bowdon Church School to receive great support from our parents, grandparents and families, together with local and church communities. This can come in the form of help with activities, specialist support, help with one off events and adult support with school trips. We also invite volunteers into school to talk about their careers - usually to support our teaching of topics within such subjects as: History, Geography, Science, Sport, Writing and Enterprise or in RE to talk about their faith, practices and beliefs. This may be in your own child's year group or a different one if the topic being studied there is relevant to your specialist skill or knowledge. Details of the topics studied in each year group are included in the curriculum section of this website.
Anyone wishing to become a volunteer, either for a one off event or on a more regular basis should approach their child’s class teacher or the school office. Volunteers should complete the Volunteer Agreement (attached), which sets out the school’s expectations of volunteers and asks volunteers to confirm that they have read the required documents.
Although most children love having a visitor from their own family, some do not respond well and volunteering to support something in your own child's or grandchild's class needs to be on the understanding that in some circumstance or because of necessity, we may ask you to help with a different class.
If you are interested in offering support, please complete the Volunteer Information form and the Volunteer Agreement.