Bernards Heath

Infant & Nursery School

Volunteering

If you would like to volunteer with us, keep an eye open for dates of our volunteer meetings in the newsletter. We hold regular meeting for volunteers to ensure they know how they can make the biggest impact at school. The content of the meeting includes important information about safeguarding, health and safety and other ways we expect volunteers to contribute to our child focused and calm school environment.  All our regular volunteers need to have two professional references and a current, clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check which we organise.

If you have some time on your hands and would like to volunteer with us, please talk to Jessica Kingham and she will talk with you in more detail.  All our regular volunteers need to have a current, clear Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check which we organise.

Learning to Cook

We place a high value on teaching children across the school some of the basics of cooking. We teach children the skills of weighing, mixing, grating, peeling, cutting and stirring using simple recipes which can be followed at home too. We couldn’t do this without a host of parent volunteers, so if you have a spare morning or afternoon why not come and cook with some of the children. It’s good fun and we have a very well equipped cooking area!

 

Library

Our library is in the heart of our school building and we have invested a considerable amount of time and resources to ensure that the books it holds reflect the high expectations we have for the children and our curriculum. Volunteers help the children borrow/exchange books on a weekly basis.

Each class has at least one weekly timetabled session and the children are introduced to library ‘skills’ to enable them to use our library and those in the local community with ease.

The library has a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books as well as a range of books with CDs.