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Charter Primary School Wood Lane, Chippenham Wiltshire, SN15 3EA

Telephone: 01249 447 223 admin@charter.wilts.sch.uk

Parent Helpers

Children love to have their parents – or grandparents – ‘helping’ at school and we love it too!

By having such volunteers, it lets the teaching staff plan smaller work groups and introduces a different set of skills and experiences to the classroom. Sometimes it’s a case of listening to the children read, other times it’s about encouraging them to solve problems or learn something new.

It’s not a huge commitment – as you can choose when to come in – but it is a commitment: your child will look forward to it and we will plan around having your help.

Please talk to your class teacher if you are able to help on a regular basis and complete a helper sheet for you to note the dates when you are coming in to help. You will be required to obtain a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check.

If helping in the classroom is not an option, then you can get involved in other ways. Being a School Governor is a great way to support the entire school and can be a good way to get to know how the school ticks as well as making a positive contribution. Elections are held as vacancies arise. Find out more on the Governor Page.

The other way in which you can help, is by getting involved in our fundraising activities. Many get involved with the CSFA (Charter School Friends Association) and raise fantastic sums of money for the school and have a great deal of fun in the process.