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Sidegate welcomes volunteers. If you would like to volunteer on a regular basis, you will need to complete a volunteer form and meet with Mrs Heather Valentine, Support Staff Coordinator. All regular volunteers are required to provide references and undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to ensure that they have no convictions that would prevent them from working with children.

Family members may also volunteer on an ad hoc basis, for example, accompanying children on a school visit. Class teachers will usually ask for support in visit letters or approach parents directly.

Work Experience: we also welcome students who need work experience in a school environment. This can be arranged by individuals or through the organisation in which they are studying. Please contact Mrs Valentine, Support Staff Coordinator.

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Mrs Valentine undertakes induction with all volunteers and students.