Riverside School

Riverside School

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 Volunteering at Riverside School

  • Are you interested in volunteering at Riverside School?
  • Can you commit a set number of hours to work with our special needs students (Some students are on the autistic spectrum, others have severe learning difficulties or profound & multiple learning difficulties. Some students are severely physically disabled)?
  • Do you have experience of SEN or have previously worked with SEN students?

Riverside School has a long history of accommodating volunteers and student placements.  We welcome students and volunteers. As a result of a placement in our school students or volunteers will be much more equipped to understand the varying special needs that our students have and wider experience of children with additional needs within our communities. Many of our previous volunteers are now employed working in some capacity with students with special needs.

Volunteering at Riverside School offers a fantastic source of work experience for those considering a career in teaching or working with young people. It is also a great way to develop communication skills that are valued by all employers, whether working with young people or not.

If you are a good communicator looking to make a difference who shares our school vision of placing students at the heart of the school’s work focusing on student progress; emotionally, socially and academically then Riverside School invites you to get in touch.

All our students and volunteers are requested to have a full (Disclosure Barring Service) DBS check before entering the school. Students on placement need a valid DBS from their college/university to be viewed by the Deputy Headteacher before starting their placement. Volunteers are also required to have 2 references from known professionals, before being accepted into school. Volunteers should present their ID on their first day of work.

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer or would like a Student placement then please contact Kelly Whiting, our Deputy Headteacher via email: admin@riverside.haringey.sch.uk

If you are offered a placement you will receive a full induction of the school including health & safety.


Relevant Forms:

Volunteer Placement Policy

Volunteer JD

Volunteer Application Form