Watlington Primary School

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Work Experience and Volunteering



Volunteers at our school bring with them a range of skills and experience that can enhance the learning opportunities of pupils. We therefore welcome and encourage volunteers from the local community. Our volunteers may include:


  • Members of the Governing Body
  • Parents of pupils
  • Ex-pupils
  • Students on work experience
  • Ex-members of staff
  • Local residents
  • Friends of the school


The contribution of volunteers to the work of the school is especially valued and respected. We believe that by providing voluntary opportunities, volunteers will gain a range of skills and work experience. This policy sets out how we intend to manage and support our volunteers.


Types of volunteers

We recognise that there are different types of volunteers. This can include:


  • Occasional volunteers – These are people who volunteer at events such as an educational visit or help with particular projects. They volunteer occasionally, perhaps a handful of times a year and are closely supervised by a staff member.
  • Regular volunteers – These are people who take on a particular task or role, on an ongoing basis. Regular volunteers include those undertaking reading support, working within classrooms offering support to the teacher, or work on a particular project over a sustained period of time, e.g. helping with a sports club. These volunteers have been through safeguarding checking process and can therefore undertake regulated activity.
  • Governors – Hold positions of responsibility and have been elected by members of the school.



Work Experience Placements:


We regularly welcome work experience students from local secondary schools and colleges, as well as members of the local community who are interested in future careers in education.



If you would like to apply to volunteer or for a work experience placement, please complete the application form below and return it to the school office, for consideration by the Senior Leadership Team. We will then then contact you should there be an opportunity within the school. 


Please note we are unable to accept direct email applications or personal CVs and we will only consider work experience places for students who complete our school application form in detail. For work experience, the individual should complete the application themselves - forms submitted by parents will not be accepted.

Welcome to our wonderful school!