Could you volunteer for our school?

We are very grateful to have a good range of 25 volunteers that help the school. These range from hearing children read, helping out in the classroom, to specialist language support. We appreciate the time and commitment they give to the school. The children really enjoy having volunteers come in. 

Each year schools are losing valuable staff, so volunteers are even more important to the smooth running of the school. 

We are asking if anyone else in our community would be able to offer a bit of their time each week to help us grow and nurture the pupils at our school. 

We have a range of different roles available. A love of working with children is essential, and  good english and maths skills are desirable, but not essential. We can tailor jobs to individual skills. 

You can apply by clicking here

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 click here 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!

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 instead of following the process below.

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

All volunteers must

  • Follow the school’s Code of Conduct  and volunteer policy. 
  • Commit to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all children.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality regarding the privacy of pupils and staff, including conversations, records and other material. 
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with pupils, staff and parents.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of a safe and healthy environment.

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

St Peter's C of E Primary School

Moor Lane, Budleigh Salterton, Devon EX9 6QF

01395 443167

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