Epping Primary School

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How can you help?

Ask not what your school can do for you, ask what you can do for your school?

Check out this page for full details of volunteering opportunities

Skills/Experience.

If you have any skills or experience that you feel would interest the pupils and you would like to share on a one-off or on-going basis we would love to hear from you.

This could be in music, languages, culture, sport or any particular skill or interest.  Perhaps you have an interesting job or hobby that you feel would be of interest to our pupils. 

Please contact the office for more information or email admin@eppingprimary.essex.sch.uk, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Reading Volunteers

There was a great response to the recent request for reading volunteers to come in to the school and read with pupils, and there are currently 10 volunteers. The school prides itself on its quality and consistency of teaching and learning therefore all volunteers have participated in a series of workshops to prepare them for their role. If you missed out on this opportunity this time around, the scheme will be reviewed and the school will look at training additional groups. Watch this space for more information.

What our reading volunteers say: 

I am delighted to be a reading volunteer at Epping Primary School. 
Working closely alongside the year teachers; as a volunteer I can support readers in each class. 
Together with each child, we have the time to discuss their book, story, characters and anything else that catches their attention in detail. 
Each child has the opportunity to read/discuss and expand their reading knowledge with me on a weekly 1:1 basis. 
The children have recognised that this is their own, individual time slot with a focused and dedicated adult in their schooling day. 
With a reading volunteer, the child also has an opportunity to develop a variety of skills to scaffold their learning.
 We could use dictionaries to look up familiar words or look at maps around the classroom to see where a country is. 
It is not about the quantity of pages that the child reads with me but the understanding of what they’ve read which is key. 
In conclusion, it is rewarding to build up a partnership with the children and teachers and to be a volunteer in Epping Primary School’s successful reading scheme.