2. Offer to work with the Schools Worker, Chaplain or Volunteer to create a “Partnership Activity Agreement”. Look at the example on this website, and again feel free adapt it for your own use. Schools are expected to work in partnership with their local community, and school inspections look for evidence that they are doing so. While every school is different, your suggestion of a written agreement may well be attractive to the HT. If your school would like to go down this route, you may well be delegated to work out the details alongside the Schools Worker, Chaplain or Volunteer , before the form is signed by the head teacher. Remember: keep it brief (we all hate being swamped by paper!) Evaluate the impact of the input from the the Schools Worker, Chaplain or Volunteer on the pupils’ learning. We all know as teachers that evaluation is a good idea, and are under pressure to produce evidence. But (you’ve guessed it) time is the enemy. The Self-Evaluation Form on this website keeps things very straightforward. If you offer to work with the Schools Worker, Chaplain or Volunteer on the evaluation, they may well learn a great deal! – and you will certainly have strengthened the case for their work in the school in future. The form is based on advice from Her Majesty’s Inspectors, so it should fit well with your school’s own practices – and it’s easy to use!
For some really practical examples, dip into the "Keeping Faith in Schools" video.