Two Banbury Aspirations Campus teachers are part of the NHS volunteer army to help those in need as the country battles coronavirus. They have been vetted, approved and are ready to start volunteering to help the NHS deliver food and medicines and drive patients to appointments or take them home.
Schools are currently only open for children classed as vulnerable or whose parents are key workers. Millions of other children are learning at home with work set remotely,
Neither Stacey Walsh or Maria Martin teach a core subject and the flexibility around volunteering for the NHS means that it does not interfere with the work that is set for pupils and their needs and requirements are still a priority.
Miss Walsh is part of the Senior Leadership Team at Banbury Aspirations Campus and teaches travel and tourism. She spent time in hospital as a child and is grateful to the NHS staff for life-changing treatment that she received. Miss Walsh has recently appeared on BBC Breakfast, with presenters Louise Minchin and Dan Walker to talk about her experience. Read more on Aspirations.
Mrs Martin sees NHS volunteering as an opportunity to thank the NHS for the incredible care that her twin sister Tania received almost four years ago when she was involved in a horse riding accident.
Read the full story on the Aspirations’ website Teacher NHS Volunteers