Here at Wells Primary we actively encourage volunteer support within the learning environment. This may involve hearing readers in the class, supporting a small group or helping the class teacher with administration or displays. Any help that a parent or carer can give to our children is greatly appreciated!
Volunteering in school- we are always seeking additional help in school for a range of activities such as helping in class or with clubs. We like to have parents in school to share their expertise or special interests, for example parent s who work in the field of health care are well-placed to share their knowledge about healthy lifestyles. Similarly, some parents may be able to contribute to an assembly about a particular festival.
All adult volunteers working within the school environment on a regular basis must complete a DBS (previously known as CBR - Criminal Records Check) check. Our school leaflet ‘Guide to Being a Classroom Volunteer’ contains lots of useful information about being a volunteer in our setting.
Parent Governors – every school has some governors who are elected by the parent body. Governors are in post for four years. Parent Governor elections are organised by the school when a vacancy arises and parents are informed of the election procedure.
Parents’ Association – Wells has a thriving parents’ group who work hard to raise additional funds for the school and to help build community spirit. The PTA organises activities such as the summer and Christmas fairs, quiz evenings and children’s bingo nights. In addition, they provide refreshments at workshops and pupil intake evenings. The PTA is open to everyone and newcomers are made to feel very welcome.