ABC to read recruit, train and support volunteers who work on a 1:1 basis with primary school children who are struggling with reading. Volunteers will visit a local primary school on a weekly basis and works with children individually seeing the same children on each visit, talking and reading and playing games with them. The volunteers are supported by a field worker who is available to provide ideas and act as a link between the charity and the school. The next new training is on 16 and 17 November.

Bearwood Primary School was originally built in 1847. Its’ history is linked with the Walter family of Bearwood House (now Bearwood College) The school has a total of between 290-310 children and caters for children from Foundation Stage (age 3) right through to Year 6 (age 11). Their motto is "Raising aspirations, raising standards, raising citizens." They are looking to recruit two new school governors. School governors provide strategic leadership and accountability in schools It is governors who hold the main responsibility for finance in schools, and it is governors who work with the headteacher to make the tough decisions about balancing resources. The full governing body meets 6 times a year, normally in the evening. Committees meet between 4-6 times a year with some meetings during the day and some meetings in the evening, depending on the type of committee. Commitment is approximately 5 hours per week.

Floreat Montague Park is brand new school in Wokingham with a unique educational vision. The are looking for a volunteer to help on a 1:1 basis with a child with SEN to support them in their learning and play. Activities would include: discussions with the learner, playing games, singing songs etc. The volunteer would need to work closely with the teaching assistant to support the child in a consistent way. A passion for working with children, especially special needs children is a must. A positive attitude and a calm and friendly persona is important. A knowledge of the EYFS curriculum would be useful but not essential as training will be provided.

The British Dyslexia Association supports people affected by Dyslexia. The Helpline, based in Bracknell, offers free and confidential advice to dyslexic people and to anyone with a concern about dyslexia. They need Helpline volunteers to answering helpline telephones and writing emails. Volunteers must have some understanding/experience of dyslexia and have a good standard of spoken and written English. They currently have the following needs; Tuesday 10am-1pm, Tuesday 12.30pm-3pm, Wednesday 1pm-3pm and Thursday 1pm-3pm. There is some flexibility to volunteer term time
if need be.

Saint Sebastian’s Church of England Voluntary Aided School is based on Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, just to the north of Crowthorne. The school has an exciting opportunity for an individual with strong marketing skills and a wish to contribute to the local community to join the Governing Body as an Associate Governor to focus specifically on marketing the school to the local community. This new role will be critical in shaping the marketing activities for the school.

Keep Hatch Primary School near Wokingham Town centre is for children from 4 (Reception) to 11 (Year 6) and serves the local community. They are looking to recruit a new school Governor to provide strategic direction, ensuring that the school develops to meet the learning needs of the children, within a limited budget. They are particularly interested in people who are comfortable with finance, facilities and general management backgrounds. Meetings are generally held in the evenings, but an ability to visit the school on occasion during the day is beneficial.

Bracknell and Wokingham College are looking for volunteers to help support our tutors in English workshops. These workshops are for adults wishing to brush up their skills. If you have English GCSE or equivalent and can spare a couple of hours a week this could be the opportunity for you. Full training will be given. At the moment, they are particularly keen to hear from volunteers who can help with the English workshops that take place during the day.

They also need to recruit a new Governor who will be responsible for the setting of the college’s mission, strategy, safeguarding assets, solvency of finances and setting quality strategy. The volunteer will need experience in Strategic planning at Board level/ working at a senior level, experience in education (further education preferred) and/or financial and/or legal and/or employment and/or planning/property and people/communication skills.

Lambs Lane Primary School in Spencer’s Wood is a state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11. The governing body aims to ensure that children are attending a successful school which provides them with a good education and supports their well-being.  It is responsible for the conduct of the school and for promoting high standards.  They need to recruit a new Community Governor. Experience in the following areas is valuable but passion and interest in making a difference to your  community is also highly valued and common sense is the best attribute of all, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch whatever your background: business management, financial management, performance Management and Teaching and Learning. 


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