What is Friends of School (FOS)?
FOS is an organisation of parents and staff of Teversham Primary School. Its role is to encourage closer links between home and school, fundraising for the school and create an opportunity for parents, staff and pupils to get together.
How is FOS organised?
Any parent/carers of Teversham Primary School can join FOS.
We hold our annual general meeting in September, at the start of the school year. At this meeting a committee is elected to run FOS.
We usually meet once a term and set up smaller working groups to organise individual events.
On the 24th of September 2015 our new committee was elected:
Chair: Lois Benyon
Treasurer: Denise Kelleway
Deputy Treasurer: Melanie Farrer
Secretary: Sarah Casciano
Deputy Secretary: Helen Swift
Team member: Donna Ruddock
Team member: Stefan Rignall
Team member: Nicola Buso
How is money raised?
Most of our fundraising is done through events such as the Christmas fayre, summer feast, discos, cake sales, etc.
How is money spent?
Funds raised by FOS are intended to provide “extras” not already provided by the school's main income – often 'fun things' that make learning more interesting and exciting.
The FOS committee and the head teacher decide how to spend FOS funds. Last year we spent the money on a wide range of things including: coach hire, stage lighting, choir T-shirts, a new BBQ, life bus, tea urns and laptop equipment.
How can I be involved in FOS?
There are many different ways you can help with FOS, whether you have lots of time to offer or not.
Some of the roles are time-consuming, although also rewarding. If you can’t commit to a big job, look out for things you can do less frequently (e.g.: running a stall at the summer feast, baking for a cake sale, creating publicity, being a marshal at some of our events, setting up, setting down, etc.). And you can always support FOS events by simply turning up.
We hope that many of you will want to get involved in supporting FOS. Although one of our main goals is to raise funds for our children’s school, we believe it is important for our children to see how a community of parents and school staff can work together in organising excellent, fun and relevant events and take pride in their school. We hope you can be part of it and we look forward to hear from you!