Protocol for recruitment of volunteers
Volunteers are welcomed at Stubbin Wood School and have varied roles to play including:
The availability of placements will depend upon availability of a suitable placement and length of placements will vary according to demand and the needs of the school. Any placement must be in the best interest of pupils and be conducive with efficient and effective running of the school. Placements will be agreed on an annual basis only, with volunteers asked to commit to agreed placement length, days and times, with this agreement reviewed at least annually. The school reserves the right to reject an application or cease placements without notice. The school cannot accept responsibility for assisting individuals in their own care or safety nor to the transporting any volunteer to or from the placement.
Application Process for Volunteers
Each applicant (unless organised via a school or a university) will need to complete a volunteer application form, detailing the names and contact details of two referees. Suitable applicants will be invited to interview with the Headteacher. Confirmation of a volunteer placement will be in writing.In the first instance please make contact with the Headteacher.
Safeguarding linked to Volunteer role
Before gaining access to a volunteer placement, recruitment and safeguarding procedures will be carried out to access the suitability of all prospective volunteers. All volunteers will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Clearance check, unless in secondary education or studying with a higher educational establishment who have completed and provided confirmation of this to the school. Safeguarding checks will include:
Student placements will be arranged and monitored by Mrs Woss our Student Placement Co-ordinator with administrative support from the Head’s PA. A mentor must be identified for each student placement.
ANY CONCERNS REGARDING THE WELFARE AND/OR SAFETY OF PUPILS MUST BE REPORTED IMMEDIATELY TO SARAH BAKER (Headteacher) OR SARAH GORDON (Deputy Head), DAWN HAWKINS (school nurse) or CAROL STONE (school nurse).
ALL VOLUNTEERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR UNDERSTANDING AND ABIDING BY THE SCHOOLS SAFEGUARIDING POLICIES AND PROCEEDURES. VOLUNTEERS MUST ADHERE TO THE SCHOOLS CODE OF CONDUCT FOR STAFF AT ALL TIMES AND HAVE READ THE FOLLOWING: