Helping in School

We have a number of parent/carer helpers who volunteer on a regular basis and others who help out on one-off trips etc. We are always looking for more. Our helpers are often, but not always, parents/carers of children at the school. The time in school can vary from half an hour to a full day.

Parent helpers assist with tasks like listening to pupils read, painting and crafts. Remember; if you have a skill to share please let us know!

Classroom helpers make a big difference in improving standards. Even if you’re not helping in your child’s class, research shows that having a parent who volunteers improves a child’s experience of school. This may be because you’re more ‘plugged in’ to school and know what goes on during their day. It’s a great way to get behind the scenes.

If you are interested in helping in school please come in and talk to us.


  • Liaising with school staff to identify pupils who would benefit from mentoring
  • Helping pupils who are underperforming in their subjects on a one-to-one basis outside the classroom
  • Implementing strategies and supporting pupils in self-esteem and confidence-building activities
  • Listening to and helping pupils resolve a range of issues that are creating barriers to learning
  • Meeting with parents/carers to discuss issues and problems
  • Advising parents on behaviour strategies and parenting skills
  • Signposting parents/carers to local support networks and/or professional organisations
  • Helping with transition activities for pupils moving to secondary schools