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