Volunteer and External Providers Handbook

Before any volunteer or external provider joins Brightwell School, they must have read our Volunteer Handbook or External Provider Handbook.


A volunteer is an unpaid adult who provides support to our school whereas an external provider is a paid provider.

Volunteers and external providers at our school bring with them a wide range of skills and experience that can really enhance the learning opportunities of our children. We welcome and encourage volunteers from the local community.


Our volunteers include:

  • Members of the governing body
  • Parents of pupils
  • Students on work experience
  • Local residents
  • Church members


External providers at our school include:

  • iRock
  • Music teachers
  • Enrichment providers


The types of activities that volunteers are engaged in might include:

  • Hearing children read
  • Working with small groups of children
  • Undertaking arts and craft activities with children
  • Supporting teachers to run before-school and after-school clubs
  • Accompanying school visits