Friends of Winslow C of E School
The following people make up the Friends Committee:
- Amy Snaith (Chair)
- Victoria Eele (Vice Chair)
- Share Green (Secretary)
- Zoe Sutherland (Treasurer)
- Amanda Jenks
- Amy Doherty
- Danielle Hunt
- Emma Sutton-Hills
- Hannah Geary
- Jose Antonio Rodriguez-Cenizo
- Max Sims
- Natalie Prescot
- Sarah Carson
The following teachers make up the Friends Committee:
- Mrs C Colmer (Headteacher)
- Mrs Thomas (Assistant Headteacher)
All other staff are ‘Friends of the school’ and may attend on a rota system to ensure that we have valuable teacher / support staff input through the year.
The Friends of Winslow Church of England School (FOWS) is a group of parents, guardians and carers of pupils attending the school. It also includes both teaching and non-teaching staff at the school, and can also include anyone from the local community who is over the age of 18 who is willing to offer appropriate support or help to the school.
The aim of FOWS is to raise funds for the school to buy additional equipment to further enhance the facilities available to pupils within the school. We organise a variety of events throughout the year to fit around and compliment the busy life of the school and families alike.
During the last year we have run the following fundraisers:
- Cinema afternoons
- Cake sales
- Crazy hair day
- Christmas cards designed by the children
- Summer fete
- Christmas fayre
Your generous support at these events meant that we managed to raise just over £17,000 in 2018 for the school to spend on enhancing the facilities that all our children benefit from!
The fantastic support we receive from our parent community has allowed us to proudly fund the following projects at the school in recent years:
- 20+ laptops
- We have worked hard and donated a lot of this year’s budget to the schools new SENSORY GARDEN!
- Year 6 leavers’ hoodies
- Maths resources
- Pupils Christmas lunch
- Accelerated reading
- Junior Librarian
- Friendship benches
- A musical woodland in the school grounds
- Outside classroom facilities
- Foundation stage playground equipment
- Interactive whiteboards for classrooms
- 22 iPads to support curriculum based classroom activities
- Wi-fi has been installed throughout the school
- Supporting the library, to ensure it is up to date and has a supply of new books
- Each class receives £100 to spend on extras to enhance and enrich the curriculum
How can you get involved?
We are always looking for volunteers to help out at our events – many hands make light work!
Do you work for an organisation that offers matched funding to support charity work? We would love your pledge of support to help increase funds with the minimum of effort!
Great fund raising ideas
Maybe you have some great ideas on how we can raise funds for the school – we’d love to hear them!
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Offer your skills
Do you have a skill or talent that you think we could utilise to raise funds? Maybe you are a photographer or printer or maybe a keen cake baker or crafter!
Getting in touch…
If you would like to get involved as a volunteer or committee member, offer your skills, or if you have a fundraising idea you’d like to share, kindly offer your matched funding, make a cash donation of any size (just £5 would buy a new book for the library!), or would simply like to find out more about FOWS and the work we do, we would love to hear from you!
You can email us at: email@example.com
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