Friends of School (FOS)
We are a very friendly, active and supportive group of parents, staff, friends and other family members who organise numerous events - social, fundraising and educational - during the school year, including the Christmas Bazaar and the Summer Fete.
Our main aim is to raise much needed funds for our school and we try to do this by organising family orientated events so that everyone can join in and have fun as well!
- Jennie Maggs (Chair)
- Marie Huskisson (Secretary)
- Mike Ponter (Treasurer)
- Sam Radford, Kerry Keel, Samia Hussain (Co-ordinator Summer Fete)
- Jennie Maggs, (Co-ordinators Christmas Bazaar)
- Becky Willmott / Heather Goddard / Kate Hathaway / Jane Khawaja / Cath Gregory / Emily Reynolds / Jenny Ponter / John Bradley / Paul Davies / Becky Price/ Siobhan Magnus/Phil Brock/Nas Bailey/Stacey Woodward/Kallie Williams/Liz Clarke
Meetings are regularly held each term to discuss and plan future events. We also discuss with the school leadership team how best to spend the money raised.
We regularly raise in the region of £9,000 annually, but to do this we REALLY DO NEED parental involvement. Please don't step back and think 'someone else will do it', we actually need YOU. More details on how to get involved and enjoy the events put on can be found on the FOS display board, our regular newsletter and school issued emails.
Do you shop on-line? Register with Easyfundraising and you can raise money for our school at the same time. Simply select Charborough Road School - Friends of School as your cause and then go through the site every time you shop online. Hundreds of retailers support Easyfundraising, donating a percentage of every sale to your chosen cause. From Amazon to Zooplus, the list is enormous. And the great thing is, it doesn't cost you a penny extra. Just visit www.easyfundraising.org.uk and support our school today.
Visit www.puffinbookclub.co.uk to buy cheap books and raise money for the school. When you register, choose Charborough Road Primary as your default school and every time you shop the school will earn commission to spend on books. Catalogues are sent home twice yearly (Christmas and Summer) as well where group orders can be sent off, saving on postage.
In previous years we have been proud to donate £8000 towards the school PlayPod, which the children enjoy enormously every lunch hour, as well as the purchase of curriculum resources, including Interactive Boards in classrooms, and Learnpads, a set of tablets for each Key Stage, which enhance children's learning.
Come along to one of our Coffee Mornings:
Dates coming soon!