Greenmere, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 0QH



Brightwell cum Sotwell CofE Primary School

Resilient Respectful Reflective

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 range of skills and experience that can enhance the learning opportunities of 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
  • Running lunchtime clubs
  • Working with children on the computer (see Volunteer Acceptable Use Agreement)
  • Accompanying school visits