Volunteers in School

Helpful information for our volunteers and students

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Welcome to Gomer Infant School, we have put together a few handy hints and pointers to help you feel at home and understand the school.

If you are a volunteer Mrs Sarah-Jayne Aspland our Acting Head of School is your first point of call – Mrs Aspland deals with placing volunteers around the school and will able to answer any queries you may have.  For students this will be the teacher of the class in which you have been placed.

Mrs Claire Holloway, Senior Admin Officer deals with the safeguarding and other organisational matters.  As part of becoming a volunteer or student we ask that you read and sign our Engagement of External Visitors in School Policy Agreement and make sure you have read our Health & Safety for Visitors leaflet.

Our class teacher/s and teaching assistants will also help you with any questions or concerns you may have.

Pictures of all the staff are located in the entrance hall and also on our website.  The easiest way to reach our website is to put ‘Gomer Infant School’ into Google and then click on the first entry.  Here you will also find more information about our school as well as some of our School Policies.  In particular we would ask that you read the Mission and Vision statement, Learning policy and Behaviour Policy.

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Information you might find useful

Our class names are:

  • Year R          Hedgehogs & Squirrels
  • Year 1          Seahorses & Starfish
  • Year 2          Beetles & Dragonflies

The school day starts at 8.50 am – morning playtime is 10.15 until 10.30, lunchtime is 12.00 until 1.00 pm and home time is 3.20 pm.  Afternoon breaks are optional for classes but are taken for 10 minutes between 2.30 and 3.00 pm.  Please come to school office on each day you visit where you will need to sign in and out and collect a visitor’s badge.

If you are in school in the morning you are welcome to have a cup of coffee in the staff room. 

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If you are in school all day we will make a space available in one of our rooms for you to eat your lunch.

We would also like to request that volunteers and students do not wear denim or wear open backed shoes such as flip-flops or stiletto heels in school as this is part of Gomer Infant School’s Code of Conduct regarding suitable dress in the school environment.

Thank you for joining us at Gomer Infant School.  We value all the help we have in school highly.  Please remember the teacher & teaching assistant of the class you are supporting will guide you with tasks and also be there to help you with any questions or queries you might have.

Volunteers leaflet