Parents and carers contribute in lots of way to the life of the school. At Batheaston, we particularly value the role of parents as co-educators and most of a child’s first learning takes place within the home. We are extremely proud of how so many parents have become involved in the life of the school in many different ways.
Many parents enjoy helping in the classrooms of their children. Each day, the teachers plan and prepare a whole variety of different activities for the children to work through, and certain of these activities are designed for specific teaching by the member of staff. Other activities might be group investigations, follow-up activities etc.
Many parents also like to help when the children are involved in learning through the outdoor curriculum, e.g. the class gardening projects. Parents also help on occasional days and/or weekends when we maintain or develop the outdoor areas for the children. We call these events ‘Grounds Days’ and are very grateful for the support.
Batheaston Church School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Parents who would like to volunteer occasionally, to accompany their child to a Forest School session or on a school trip, should contact their child's class teacher, who will make them most welcome. Volunteers will always be under the teacher's supervision in these circumstances.
Volunteers intending to work regularly will need to complete a full, enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Further details regarding DBS forms and other safeguarding requirements are available from the school office.