Helping in School

 

Ottershaw schools are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & young people.

We value parents contribution to the children's learning by offering their help in school. This may be with listening to children read, cooking, art and craft work, helping run the school library or helping on day trips and activities.

Regular Volunteers

In order to help in school on a regular basis - this must be at least once every 3 months, it is necessary to complete a DBS - Disclosure & Baring Service check (formerly CRB). This can be done online by following the below link.

 https://disclosure.capitarvs.co.uk/babcocksupportservices/

Please contact the office for the School/Organisation Unique Reference and Applicant Password needed to complete the application. The guidance notes below will help with your application:

 DBS Applicant Guidance

Once you have completed your application you will need to bring in to school the requested ID for verification and a fee of £7.25 to process the application. A DBS check can take between 1 - 3 weeks to process. Please note your DBS will cover you for volunteering at both the infant and junior school.