We recognise that adults, whether you are a parent, carer or a student about to embark on a course of study, have a great deal to offer our school community and we warmly encourage you to get actively involved with school life at Sir Thomas Abney.
Adults can get involved in different ways, for example by:
Helping in the classroom
Assisting staff on visits and activities that take place away from school
Helping to plan, and assist at events (performances, concerts, bake sales, school fairs etc.)
Becoming a parent governor
Running after-school clubs
If you have time and skills you feel you can offer the school as a volunteer please contact the school office. You can also join the Friends of Sir Thomas Abney who meet regularly (in an informal and friendly setting) and give valuable support to the school. If you are a parent interested in becoming a governor please look out for parent governor elections (you will receive a letter to let you when they are due to take place).
Volunteering at school benefits the children and the whole school. It also shows children the importance of participating in the community. Volunteering at school is rewarding – you can gain firsthand understanding of children’s daily activities, be involved closely with their education and development, gain valuable experience and get to know staff and other adults better.
If you would like to get involved, you can download our Volunteer Policywhich explains volunteering in more detail. If you are interested in volunteering in school please complete the Volunteer Application Form and submit it to the school office.
You will need to be aware that in order to work in schools, a number of checks have to be carried out, including safeguarding checks.