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Friday
Jul262013

Office Staff Meal

The office staff are the first point of contact in a school. They provide a welcoming atmosphere and help with numerous queries as well as making sure everyone is in the right place at the right time. To show your appreciation of their support you could provide a yearly Office Staff Meal at the Church.   

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Monday
Sep242012

Helping with school trips

Many primary schools take pupils on both educational and leisure outings.  These trips require high ratio of adults to children and so parents or other adult helpers are necessary to supplement staff on excursions.  Being able to assist by accompanying a class on a visit to a museum or sports festival both provides needed help to the school and allows relationships to be built with staff members and children in a more informal setting than the classroom.

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Thursday
Sep202012

Feeding staff at parents' evenings

Before each parents’ evening (there are six each year), your local churches could bring sandwiches and baking into the school, set it up and serve tea and coffee. The food can be provided mainly by individuals from the local churches and Christian parents. It’s great to be able to support and encourage the teachers in this way and get to know and build relationships with them. It gathers the staff in one place before what can often be difficult evenings for them and helps them feel valued. It can make a great impact yet is such a simple thing to do!

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Thursday
Sep202012

Helping with a school move

Sometimes schools need to move premises, or departments within a school will be swapped round. It can be stressful for staff who need to keep teaching as well as sorting out all the resources they have accumulated (sometimes over many many years!).

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