Can you help us?

St Peter’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check, health screening and references.

We are extremely grateful to our team of volunteers who support our pupils on a regular or ad-hoc basis. This really does make a huge difference to the children and their learning.

This is also a great way to get experience, or to see if you’d like to be a Teaching Assistant.

If you are interested, there are a range of different jobs that you can do – we currently have job descriptions for:

  • Classroom helper:
    • General – all pupils
    • Specific – to one or few pupils.
  • Listening to children read – one to one
  • Listening to children read – groups
  • Listening and attention support – playing games!
  • Language support
  • Swimming – poolside support
  • Pupil mentor
  • Club leader.

Please see below for the full job descriptions. If there isn’t one you like – don’t worry! Please still get in contact.  If you can offer us something different, such as running a specific club, or using a specific skill, then let us know! The application process is below.

If you are interested in doing something ad hoc (supporting a one-off event, or lending your expertise to the class for one lesson) then we would love to here from you too! Please contact head@sp1.org.uk instead of following the process below.

Thank you for considering to take on the role of volunteer. 

Experience for prospective teachers

Are you interested in becoming a teacher? Volunteering is an excellent way to gain the necessary experience. We are part of the DPSCITT, which is the top teacher training course in the country. Please click here for more details.

How to apply

Volunteers must be vetted. You must complete an application form, with two referees. All volunteers will have to agree to a check of their background to ensure there is no reason why they should not have access to children.

  1. Please click here to complete an online application form (preferable). 
  2. Please visit the school to submit 3 x proof of ID (e.g. passport and driving licence) and proof of address (utility bill) so we can process the DBS check.

Alternatively, there is an application form below to download. Please complete and send to admin@sps1.org.uk or drop into the school office.

Next steps

  1. Once we have completed our background checks (DBS and two written references) volunteers must attend the school ‘raising awareness’ level 1 safeguarding training, to ensure they are aware of the schools safeguarding duties, how to spots signs and symptoms of abuse, how to report it, and safer working practices.
  2. Volunteers must sign the code of conduct for volunteers, which forms part of the Volunteer policy. As part of this you have to read the school’s Safeguarding Policy, part 1 and annex A of ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education‘ and the Health and Safety Policy.

All of these documents are available below or in the school policy section here.

We will then be able to deploy you into the school!

St Peter's C of E Primary School

Moor Lane, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 6QF

01395 443167


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