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Get Involved with TMS

Pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds aren’t less able, but they have less access to the resources that support them to progress in life and reach their full potential. 

Giving back to your community can help teens develop career and life skills – plus as Audrey Hepburn once said, “As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and one for helping others.”

Here at TMS Youth and Arts we want to ensure that our paid staff and volunteers are equipped with all the information they need in order to support disadvantaged pupils to build their confidence and help ensure they leave school with the grades needed to build a bright future. We also want to ensure that we are a safe space for all we work with.


Below you will find job/role description, agreements, safeguarding policies, benefits of TMS and our Equality & Diversity statement.


Please do have a read over them and if you have any questions about anything within the policies you can contact us.

Why Join TMS

Volunteer and paid tutors have never been more needed. The most under-resourced young people in England are five times less likely to go to a top university in comparison to their peers from more privileged backgrounds. Inequality in the UK’s education system continues to grow throughout the cost of living crisis.

More than 80% of our students come from the most under-resourced backgrounds. This means they may come from lower income families and have no family history of attending university.

With TMS you will:

  • Help tackle inequality in the education system

  • Give under-resourced young people a better chance at getting into one of the country’s leading universities

  • Inspire the next generation to reach their potential

  • Work with motivated students – tutoring and guiding them during their studies.

Why is attending a top university so important? Research shows that graduating from a top university can quadruple a young person’s chances in terms of gaining employment and earning a good income. 

Giving Back

Giving back by supporting and interacting with young people living in your community. You can make a difference to a young person’s academic attainment and future opportunities.

Improve your communication

A chance to improve your communication, organisational, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

Share your skills

A valuable opportunity to share your skills and time to help others.


Meeting and socialising with like-minded people.

Boost your CV

Boosting your CV and future job prospects.

Experience for aspiring teachers

Experience working in a school (particularly useful for aspiring teachers).

Sign up now!

Thank you for your interest in joining TMS.

This application will take roughly five minutes to complete. You won’t be able to save it during the process, so please make sure you have the time to complete it in one go.

Please read the Procedures and Policies below before filling the form.

You will need to hand:

  • Your education history

  • Two character references (including contact details).

Procedures and Policies of Getting Involved

What are the steps to becoming involved?

“Learning is one of the greatest joys and privileges in life, and teaching someone to learn comes not far behind.”


  • Volunteering agreement >
    This document outlines our expectations from you as a volunteer, and what you can expect from us.

  • Volunteering role description >
    This document give you more information about the role of a volunteer with TMS Youth and Arts

  • TMS Staff Discipline, Conduct and Grievance Policy >

Policies about working with our students

  • Safeguarding Children Policies >
    TMS is committed to ensuring that all children who are involved with its activities are kept safe from harm and are cared for with the utmost professionalism and integrity. Therefore it is essential for all volunteers to read over this policy.

Policies relating to issues or complaints

  • Complaints Procedure >
    Our complaints procedure explains how to lodge a complaint, and how TMS will handle your complaint to best resolve it.

Teaching staff recruitment and induction procedures

  • Safe recruitment means taking steps to ensure only individuals who are suitable for working with young people, whilst keeping them safe from harm and risks, are appointed. The following process will be adopted and applied consistently when appointing a staff member, associate or volunteer.

  • Safer Recruitment Procedures and Policy >


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Equality and Diversity

At The Maths Society, we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and volunteers. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the TMS feel proud of their identity and ability to participate fully in all of our activities.


We ensure that we meet our duties in line with the Equality Act 2010.

We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment which champions respect for all.


At The Maths Society, we believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit us.

Equality in Teaching and learning

We provide all our pupils with the opportunity to succeed and to reach the highest level of personal achievement. We do this by:

  • Ensuring equality of access for all pupils and preparing them for life in a diverse society

  • Using materials that reflect the diversity of the school, population and local community without stereotyping

  • Promoting attitudes and values that challenge any discriminatory behaviour or prejudice

  • Providing opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures

  • Seeking to involve all parents in supporting their child's education

  • Utilising teaching approaches appropriate for the whole school population which are inclusive and reflective of our pupils.


Equality in Admissions and Exclusions


Our admissions arrangements are fair and transparent and do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, religion,

belief, disability and/or socio-economic background.


Equal Opportunities for Staff


All staff appointments and promotions are made on the basis of merit and ability and in compliance with the law. We are keen to ensure that the staffing of the school reflects the diversity of our community.


Equality Act 2010


The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish information that demonstrates that we have due regard for the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010.

  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.

  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.

At The Maths Society:

  • We try to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and respectfully.

  • We want to make sure that our school is a safe and secure place for everyone.

  • We recognise that people have different needs, and we understand that treating people equally does not always involve treating them the same.

  • We aim to make sure that no-one experiences less favourable treatment or discrimination because of:

- A disability.

- Ethnicity, colour or national origin.

- Gender identity (they have reassigned or plan to reassign their gender).

-Marital or civil partnership status.

-Being pregnant or having recently had a baby.

- Religion or belief.

- Sexual identity and orientation.

  • We recognise that some pupils need extra support to help them to achieve and be successful

  • We try to make sure that people from different groups are consulted and are involved in our decisions, especially pupils, parents and those of us who can be treated less favourably.


Our duties are:

  • To promote community cohesion (under the Education and Inspections Act 2006).

  • To eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations (under the Equality Act 2010).

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