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Voluntary Positions and Student Placements at Portland Academy

At Portland Academy we greatly value the contribution made by volunteers and students and welcome the opportunity to provide experiences in our setting.

To apply for a voluntary placement please complete and return an application form which is available to download below.  All applicants will be asked to attend a short interview where they will be given a tour of the school. Successful application will be subject to the satisfactory completion of a full DBS check and the completion of a brief induction period.

Volunteer Application Form

 Student Placements

Unfortunately due to high demand we are unable to accept requests for placements from students who approach the school directly (including school work experience). We have prior commitments to a number of universities, colleges and schools, and do not presently have the capacity to support additional placements outside of these establishments. Any students wishing to complete a placement at Portland, should contact the school via their placement co-ordinator.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people with Special Needs and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Trust safeguards and protects its students and staff by being committed to respond in accordance with Sunderland Local Safeguarding Board Procedures.