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Volunteer with us


At McMillan we believe that volunteers provide a valuable contribution to the school’s work, and that they enrich the school through the breadth of their knowledge and experience. As part of our vision and values approach, we believe it supports our value of community and kindness by enabling to support others to grow and learn.

We are committed to using volunteers in a way that supports the school’s strategic aims and vision, as well as its development plan.

The aim of the volunteer policy is to:

  • Encourage the wider community to engage with the school, thereby enhancing the curriculum, raising achievement and promoting community cohesion
  • Ensure that volunteers support the school’s vision and values, and adhere to our policies
  • Provide staff, volunteers and parents with clear expectations and guidelines
  • Set a clear, fair process for recruiting and managing volunteers
  • This policy has been developed in line with the Department for Education’s statutory safeguarding guidance, Keeping Children Safe in Education.

 How we use volunteers

At McMillan volunteers may:

  • Support children in play
  • Read stories to children
  • Accompany school visits
  • Work with individual children
  • Work with small groups of children
  • Support specific curriculum areas, such as cooking, sewing etc

This isn’t an exhaustive list.

Volunteers may be:

  • Members of the governing board
  • Parents
  • Former pupils
  • Students on work experience
  • Local residents
  • Friends of the school

Members of the governing board working at the school in their capacity as governors (for instance, conducting school monitoring visits or attending meetings), are not covered by this policy. They are covered by our governor code of conduct.


For more information, please see our Volunteer Policy below.


 Volunteer policy 2024.pdfDownload
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Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer Application Form Thank you for choosing to apply to McMillan Early Childhood Centre Filling in the application form - Please ensure you complete each section of the form. Avoid repeating your career history and use different examples of relevant skills and experience. This includes skills learned outside the work environment. Enter information in a clear, concise, and positive way about what you have done, using words such as ‘I planned . . .’ or ‘I co-ordinated’. Please ensure two referees are included together with full details of any gaps in employment. Applicants with disabilities - Applicants with a disability may request and return the application on tape, large print or as a word document. If you have a disability (as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act) you will be invited for interview if you meet the essential criteria in the person specification. If you are invited for interview we will try to meet any special requirements that you may have, but it is essential that you let us know as soon as possible to enable us to make the necessary arrangements to accommodate your needs. Disclosure & Barring Service Check (DBS)- A DBS Clearance is required for all school positions. Candidates are advised that a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position in the school and each case will be considered on its merits. It is illegal for anyone barred from working with children by the DBS, to work or apply to work with children. Recruitment monitoring form= Monitoring of equality information in the recruitment and selection process is vital to our policy development and ensuring equal opportunity in our processes and throughout our workforce. All applicants are required to complete the recruitment monitoring page. McMillan Early Childhood Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All staff and volunteers will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and other pre-employment checks.