The Friends of the School Association (FOSA) is an informal committee whose members give their time to help organise and run fundraising events/activities throughout the school year, making extra money for equipment and resources that the school needs.
The purpose of FOSA is to support the staff, school and obviously, most importantly, the pupils. This is achieved through fund raising to help the school to purchase additional educational and recreational materials and also planning social activities for the pupils.
Last year FOSA helped to run many events for the benefit of the school. This included chocolate bingo, school discos, summer fair, providing and serving refreshments at school events, manning the book fairs in school and helping at the year 6 leavers party.
The money raised has helped to fund many things, including 2 scooter pods, a table tennis table for the playground, first aid training for all year 5 pupils, a mobile PA system, £500 towards tablets and 2 chocolate fountains. Funding has also been allocated for up and coming plans which include 2 outdoor water fountains, water bottles for all pupils and large outdoor play equipment requested by the School Council.
FOSA are always keen to meet new members to assist with organising and running events. Offering your time (or a skill you have!) before events or at occasions through the year is invaluable. FOSA could not achieve what we do without the behind the scenes support that is offered.
The Committee meet on a regular basis usually once or twice per term. If you are interested in joining please speak to a current member or pass your information to the school office and they will pass it along to us.
Chair – Rachel Perkins
Vice Chair – Kate Ray
Treasurer – Paul O’Leary
Vice Treasurer – Clare Welton
Secretaries – Kelly Healy and Rebecca Sinclair
School/FOSA liaison – Andrew Botham
Please continue to offer your support – New members and suggestions are always welcome at our informal meetings and the children directly benefit from FOSA activities.