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Volunteers in school: FAQs

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Last updated on 3 May 2017
School types: All · School phases: All
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What should we know about volunteers in school? We answer questions about staffing ratios, safeguarding, health and safety and insurance. You will also find advice on whether volunteers can teach classes, and whether they should be subject to the same disciplinary and dismissal procedures as staff.

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Contents

  1. 1 Definition
  2. 2 Staffing ratios
  3. 3 Teaching
  4. 4 Safeguarding
  5. 5 Health and safety
  6. 6 Conduct
  7. 7 Insurance
  8. 8 Volunteers related to staff members

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