Getting Involved

 

If you would like to volunteer help in school you will be very welcome. Your help with activities such as art and craft, cookery, games or sharing a story will be much appreciated by the children and staff. It will also add that little extra to the life of the school. We are always grateful for your time and enthusiasm in the classroom.

If you have a special skill to offer, or simply invaluable time and enthusiasm, please do let us know!I

 

 

Our Commitment to You 

As one of our valued volunteers, we are committed to giving you the following:

  • a friendly and supportive working environment;
  • enthusiastic children;
  • an opportunity to contribute to decisions about how volunteering in the school is managed;
  • recognition for the work that you do and its impact on learning;
  • a reference if you apply for paid work here or elsewhere.

 

Your Commitment to us 

Please be aware that you will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check. If you are not known to the school we also ask that you provide two referees and attend an informal interview. You will also be required to attend child protection training.

We are well aware that your time and energies are given freely and willingly. Most volunteers work in school at a set time each week, and if you can commit to this for at least half a term, we would find this helpful. However, we do not insist that you commit to working for a fixed or indefinite period of time, or give notice when you wish to stop volunteering at Mereside. We do ask that you agree to and abide by the guidance found in the Volunteer Handbook, issued to you when you apply to volunteer.

We would also ask that you let us know if you have made an arrangement that you later find you cannot keep. Your work is valuable to the school and staff may have been counting on you to help with an activity. Just give us a call as soon as you know you cannot come.

 

Safeguarding

As mentioned above anyone volunteering or undertaking work experience in our school will be required to undergo and enhanced DBS check and Child Protection training.

If at any time when working in the school you have concerns for the welfare or safety of a child please seek to share your concern as soon as possible with the Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.

Designated Safeguarding Lead is: Mrs Liz Holmes (headteacher)

Deputy Designated Safeguarding leads are: Mr Jason Gathercole, Mrs Ffion Carr and Mrs Rachel Harper

 

We appreciate the help that all our volunteers give in supporting the work of the school.

 

 

 

Latest News

  • 'Non-Uniform' Day & Cake Sale for 'The Children's Society' - Update
    'Thank you' to everyone who took part and donated on Friday 20th December, 2019, a fantastic £382.71 has been raised for The Children's Society.
  • 'Non-Uniform' Day for Australian Bushfires Charities
    On Friday 17th January, 2020 children can come to school in casual clothes for a minimum donation of £1 per child. If your child does not wish to take part or you do not wish to donate, please ensure your child wears full school uniform.
  • Non-Uniform Day for 'The Children's Society'
    On Friday 20th December, 2019 children can come to school in casual clothes for a minimum donation of £1 per child. If your child does not wish to take part or you do not wish to donate, please ensure your child wears full school uniform.
  • Cake Sale for 'The Children's Society'
    We are having a cake sale for the whole school on Friday 20th December, 2019 for 'The Children's Society'. Children can purchase cakes for a minimum donation of 20p per cake. We are also asking for donations of cakes & biscuits for the sale.
  • Come Festive Day! - Friday 13th December, 2019
    To coincide with our school Christmas Dinner and the PTA`Funtastic Festive Event’, children can to come to school wearing a festive jumper, if they wish. The jumper will replace their school jumper, all other clothing should remain school uniform.
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Latest School Events

Otters Class Swimming Lesson21Jan2020

9:00 am - 10:50 am @ Prestfelde School

Otters Class will be going to Prestfelde School for their weekly swimming lesson.

Shrewsbury School Games KS1 Outdoor & Adventurous Activities (OAA) Festival21Jan2020

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm @ Shrewsbury Sports Village

Some of our Year 2 children are taking part in this event which is lead by Year 5 & 6 Junior Leaders.

Shrewsbury School Games Year 5 & 6 Basketball Competition22Jan2020

3:15 pm - 5:45 pm @ The Priory School

Some of our Year 5 & 6 children are taking part in this 4x4 basketball A Team competition.

Shrewsbury School Games Year 5 & 6 Basketball Competition23Jan2020

3:15 pm - 5:30 pm @ The Priory School

Some of our Year 5 & 6 children are taking part in this 4x4 basketball B Team competition.

Otters Class Swimming Lesson28Jan2020

9:00 am - 10:50 am @ Prestfelde School

Otters Class will be going to Prestfelde School for their weekly swimming lesson.

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