Many of our parents provide voluntary support for a range of activities. At St Peter’s, education is enhanced by first hand experiences across a range of visit opportunities. We insist on small groups, with lots of adult help to ensure children get the most out of these experiences. We can only run our trips with lots of volunteer parent helpers.
All our helpers undergo our rigorous safeguarding process prior to working with children at St Peter’s.
The School makes good use of volunteers to support reading across the school. We currently have parents, grandparents and parishioners working in Years R, 1&2, 3&4 and 5&6. We are always looking to expand the programme, with all volunteers receiving training and support for this important role.
Parent Teacher Association [PTA]
Every parent who has a child at St Peters School is automatically a member of the Parent Teacher Association. Every September we hold our Annual General Meeting. This is your chance to join the PTA Committee, where you will be warmly welcomed. The main aim is to raise funds for the School by holding a variety of social events. Money raised goes towards school resources.
The School Chaplain
Father Paul Townsend is our Parish Priest and School Chaplain who supports in many ways. He celebrates our whole school Masses across the year and participates in our Liturgies. He also celebrates Mass in each of our KS2 classrooms, for the children and their families.
Fr Paul also visits each class in a series of ‘Ask the Expert’ sessions. During these sessions the children ask theological questions – and despite the complexity of these – Fr Paul always responds with an explanation in appropiratley child friendly language.
Fr Paul is an integral part of the school, whether running staff RE training sessions, working with the chilrden or supporting the pastoral and spiritual needs of the School Community.