Volunteers for School Visits
The Go Teaching Services page lists Go teachers Peter Wendes and Tony Atkins as available to run introductory sessions in schools and other youth groups. There may be a fee for such sessions. We also have a set of Accredited Go teachers, some of whom work with children.
Here are some of our members who have expressed interest in visiting schools and other youth groups:
Letter to Schools
When we assign volunteers to visit schools, a standard letter should be sent to the contact at the school, with the wording given below. In this, the words "He/she will co-operate with your normal process and policies for appointing volunteers" refer to DfES guidelines for head teachers and are a non-negative, non-bossy way of saying that we assume that the school will instigate any checks and other risk management procedures its head teacher considers necessary under those guidelines.
*** STANDARD LETTER FOR SENDING TO SCHOOL CONTACTS ***Dear [name of teacher],
Thank you for contacting the BGA to arrange for a Go player to visit [name of school] to give a first introduction to the game of Go. I am happy to confirm that [name of volunteer] is available to visit you ,
arriving at [time] on [date] /
and will contact you to agree a date and time.
If you would like [name] to make further visits to the school to help with Go, please would you arrange it directly with him/her.
He/she will co-operate with your normal process and policies for appointing volunteers.