Volunteering in school award (VISA)



Volunteering is an important part of the Sixth Form. Students are role models to the younger years and we feel it is important to give back and contribute to the school. Volunteering enables students to gain in confidence and improves their communication and time managment skills. It also always looks excellent in UCAS personal statements and in tutor references for apprenticeships or employment.

VISA (Volunteering in School Award) is our very own scheme which is run in the Sixth Form. It is designed to encourage Sixth Form students to use their skills and strengths helping out and assisting younger students in a broad range of activities in the school environment. This can be extremely rewarding for the volunteer but also very beneficial for the students they are working with.

Students need to complete a minimum of ten hours volunteer work in school. They can volunteer to prefect, help in lower school lessons, help at after school sports clubs, read with Year 7 pupils or take advantage of the other opportunities available.  On successful completion of the course, students will be awarded a certificate of competence in the area of 'Volunteering in School' .