USE OF COMMUNITY PEOPLE IN THE SCHOOL

PR-5-19

PROCEDURAL DOCUMENT

Effective Date: 4 September 2012

Rationale

To encourage community participation in the school programme. 

Purpose

To make use of specific talents of members of the community.

To strengthen ties between school and community.

To maximise teacher’s effectiveness. 

Broad Guidelines

Members of the wider school community may be used for the following activities:

-   Library helpers.

-   Enrichment programmes.

-   Sport

-   Parent Tutors in Reading Programme

-   Classroom helpers.

-   To assist on school trips.

-   To assist with specific classroom programmes.

-   To assist with school lunch programme.

-   To carry out maintenance work. 

2. Community people participating in the school programmes will have their tasks clearly outlined, and if necessary training will be given. 

3. A police check will be required for those providing long term help or interacting in a sensitive area.