How you can help

Working together

We appreciate that many parents work long hours and find it difficult to help out at school. However, if you are able to spare some time, there are a variety of activities that you could be involved in. To protect our pupils, we ask that all our parent volunteers complete a DBS (police check) form and hope that you will understand the reasons for this.


Here are a number of suggestions for ways in which you might like to offer your support:


Hearing children read
A number of parents already help out in this area but more help is always welcome.

Hearing a child read can make such a difference to their progress.  Contact your child's class teacher for more information.  


Accompanying school visits

Many of our school visits rely on parental help and children love being able to share this experience with their parents.


Getting involved with the Friends of Oakdale Junior School 
We have a committed group of parents who carry out fundraising events for the school. They always welcome new volunteers to help at events such as school discos and table top sales. If you would like to help, then please contact  Mrs Bridgitte via the school office.  You can also read more information about the Friends of Oakdale Junior School here.


Helping out with practical lessons
We welcome offers of support in such lessons as art, sewing, sport, music or ICT. If you have a particular skill in any of these areas and are interested, then contact your child's class teacher.


Talking to pupils
In the past, we have had many parents come and talk to the children on a wide range of subjects. Often it is because they are able to share information or first hand experiences related to topics studied at school. Again, if you feel you can help, please contact the class teacher.


Finally, the school also holds many events during the year which parents are welcome to attend.

These include:

  • Annual year group parents' assemblies

  • The school carol service

  • Sports Day

  • Information evenings for various curriculum areas eg maths, PSHE

  • Annual focus group meeting with members of the governing body