Queenshill Road, Knowle Park, Bristol BS4 2XG

knowle.park.p@bristol-schools.uk

01173772678

Knowle Park Primary School

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Volunteers

Visitors and volunteers at our school bring with them a wealth of skills and experience that can enhance the learning opportunities of the children. Knowle Park welcomes and encourages them.

Please see below about our safeguarding and Covid safety arrangements.

Volunteering to help on school trips

Covid safety – before you arrive at school

  • We ask all our volunteers to take a Lateral Flow Test the evening or the morning before arriving at school.
  • Only attend school if the result is negative.
  • If the result is positive, please book yourself in for a PCR Test.
  • For information about how to get a Lateral Flow Test, go to:

       Order coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

  • If you need any help with getting or using a Lateral Flow test, please call the school on 0117 377 2678.
  • Also, if you or anyone in your household or support bubble has Covid symptoms (repetitive cough, high temperature or change in sense of taste and/or smell) please do not come to school and the person with symptoms must book a PCR test.

Covid safety – arriving at school

  • When you arrive at school, please wait outside the main entrance.
  • Please wear a face covering, unless you are exempt, and maintain social distance.
  • You will be greeted by a member of staff who will brief you about the trip and explain the Volunteer Agreement to you.

Covid safety – during the trip

Your child’s teacher will put you with a group of children. To minimise the risk of infection, please:

  • Stay with just that group
  • Keep 2m away from all other children and adults and try to maintain social distance from the children in your group.
  • Wear a face covering, unless you are exempt, in any indoor spaces, including coaches.
  • Please follow all Covid procedures expected at the trip location.

Volunteering to help at school

Covid safety – before you arrive at school

  • We ask all our volunteers to take a Lateral Flow Test the evening or the morning before arriving at school.
  • Only attend school if the result is negative.
  • If the result is positive, please book yourself in for a PCR Test.
  • For information about how to get a Lateral Flow Test, go to:

       Order coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

  • If you need any help with getting or using a Lateral Flow test, please call the school on 0117 377 2678.
  • Also, if you or anyone in your household or support bubble has Covid symptoms (repetitive cough, high temperature or change in sense of taste and/or smell) please do not come to school and the person with symptoms must book a PCR test.

Covid Safety – at school

  • Please wear a mask as you arrive at school and sanitise your hands before signing in at reception.
  • Please wear a mask in corridors and communal areas where you can’t maintain social distancing.
  • You do not have to wear a mask in class, but please maintain social distancing with all adults and children at all times.
  • If you read with a child, maintain distance, sit side to side and wear a mask at all times.
  • After using the toilets, please clean all contact points with the antiseptic wipes provided (seat, taps, door handles etc).
  • Please bring your own refreshments if needed.

safeguarding 

At Knowle Park we take our responsibility to ensure that children are safe very seriously. On the trip you will with school staff to ensure that children are kept safe and happy at all times. You will be asked to sign a volunteer agreement, which includes arrangements for safeguarding, confidentiality and health & safety. This will be explained to you by a member of staff before you are asked to sign.

For long-term volunteers, you will be asked to complete a DBS application before a meeting with the Deputy, who will also give you a copy of Keeping Children safe in Education 2020.

For the Volunteer on School Trips Agreement, click HERE

For the Volunteer at School Agreement, click HERE