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Volunteers at our school bring with them a range of skills and experience that can enhance the learning opportunities of children at our school. 


Our Volunteers include:

• Members of the Governing Body

• Parents of pupils

• Students on work experience

• Local residents

• Friends of the school


The types of activities that Volunteers are engaged include:

• Hearing children read

• Working with small groups of children

• Undertaking art and craft activities with children

• Running or assisting with a sporting activity


Becoming a Volunteer

Anyone wishing to become a volunteer, should contact the school office and they will put you in touch with the appropriate member of staff.


All adults who work in our school, whether a paid member of staff or a volunteer are expected to work and behave in such a way as to actively promote our school ethos which are underpinned by the schools aims and values and to agree to a code of conduct. 


For more information, please see the Volunteer Policy.


All Volunteers are required to complete a Volunteer Application Form (Volunteer Policy - Appendix 1) and the Volunteer Agreement (Volunteer Policy - Appendix 2) which sets out the schools expectations of its volunteers and confirms that they have received and read a copy of the Volunteer Policy.

Volunteer Policy

Privacy Notice for Governors and Volunteers

  • St Matthew's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School,
  • Portman Road, Ipswich,
  • IP1 2AX
  • Tel: 01473 251614
  • Email: