Parental Involvement


At St Catherine’s we are always grateful to parents, carers, grandparents and friends who come into school to volunteer in the classroom.  Sharing your time, interests or talents with the children can often be very rewarding for you and is vitally important for us so please do come in and help!

We currently have volunteers in school who support our work with all curriculum areas (including knitting!) and particularly hearing children read.  We are keen to have helpers for a variety of other activities such as sewing, art/craft, cooking etc. – you name it and we can usually accommodate your interests to benefit the children’s education. 

If you can help us on a regular basis you will have to undergo a full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check by Bolton authority and complete an application form which asks for references. 

Please contact the school office and we will then send home an application form which you will need to complete and return in person to the school office with several proofs of evidence, i.e. your current passport, driving licence and birth/marriage certificates, utility bills etc. in order for you to do the full DBS check.  Copies of documents/evidence will be photocopied in school.  An online DBS application will be sent to you. The DBS usually takes at least a month to come through.