Cannon Lane

Primary School

Google Services

Google Translate

Google Translate

Google Search

Google Search


Volunteers & Work Experience

At Cannon Lane Primary School, we feel that volunteers can share a range of skills and experiences that will enhance the pupils’ learning opportunities. We therefore welcome applications from prospective volunteers from our school and local community throughout the academic year.


To gain a basic understanding of what the volunteering role might require, please refer to the Volunteer Profile Info Sheet below.

To volunteer, you must be over 18 years old and should complete the above Application Form. Once fully completed, it should be emailed to


Upon submission of your application, Cannon Lane Primary School will send you an email to acknowledge receipt. We will then review your application, taking into consideration factors such as suitability and staffing capacity. Successful applicants will be contacted regarding their application and invited into school to meet with the Assistant Head Teacher responsible for students and volunteers and liaise with the HR Administrator to process their DBS check. Applicants refusing a DBS check will not be accepted as a volunteer and their application will not be taken any further.


Once a volunteer’s DBS check has been received and is clear, the Assistant Head Teacher they will be in contact to share provisional arrangements for the volunteer placement, and arrange a mutually suitable time to complete the induction.


Applicants refusing a DBS check will not be accepted as a volunteer.

We also welcome applications from secondary and college students requiring a work experience placement as part of their studies.


In order to apply for work experience, you must be in full-time education and supported by your school or college. You should complete the below Application Form and send it to  

Applications for these are taken throughout the year on a case by case basis, dependant on suitability and capacity. If our school is able to accommodate your work experience placement, you will receive an email confirming this is the case.


The types of activities that work experience students can be involved in include:

  • Early Years (playing with young children and supporting their learning through indoor and outdoor play);
  • KS1 reading help;
  • KS2 reading help.
  • KS1 resource help;
  • Resource room assistant (making learning resources: photocopying, cutting, computer generated resources);
  • Lunchtime games;
  • Supporting on class Trips;
  • Working with children from EYFS through to KS2 in small groups;
  • Observed teaching (for teaching student placements ONLY)


Please note, we receive many applications for both volunteering and work experience placements, therefore, we cannot guarantee that our school will be able to accommodate every placement.