Can you help us?

We are extremely grateful to our team of volunteers who support the children in the classroom or by hearing readers on a weekly basis. This really does make a huge difference to the children and their learning.

Thank you for considering to take on the role of volunteer. The application process is below. 

Book changing

Can you help us develop our reading by volunteering to help with book changing in R/KS1?
We are constantly striving to develop in every child a lifelong love of reading. This year we are continuing to work towards this goal and as part of this we have a team of volunteers who help to change reading books in our Reception and KS1 classes from 9-9.30am each day. However we are desperately in need of a few more helpers. It would be brilliant if we could have two volunteer book changing helpers each day.
If you feel that you are able to spare half an hour each week to support the children in this way then please Mr Lee know (plee@sps1.org.uk). Your help would be greatly appreciated and make a huge difference to the children and their reading development.

 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 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 proof of ID (passport/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@stpeters-budleigh.devon.sch.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. All volunteers must read the school’s Safeguarding Policy, part 1 of Keeping Children Safe in Education and the Health and Safety Policy.
  3. Volunteers must sign the code of conduct for volunteers, which forms part of the Volunteer policy.

All of these documents are available below.

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 44316701395 443929


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