Head Teacher: Mrs Good

FOSS

 Friends of Saxton School

FOSS is made up of staff, parents and carers of pupils at Saxton School. FOSS primarily raises money to be spent on equipment, resources and experiences in order to enhance our children’s education but it also supports closer links between home and school, by bringing staff, parents and friends together socially.

All parents automatically become members of FOSS when their children join the school. Parents, family and staff can get involved in any way they like – any contribution is very welcome be it becoming a member of the committee, manning a stall at a fayre, attending an event or bringing in goodies for raffles. FOSS are very grateful for all the help they receive, without which they couldn’t raise the funds they do.

 

 

The FOSS committee consist of a number of elected members, the current FOSS committee 2016-2017 consists of:

  • Chair - Sarah Baxter (Mummy to Matilda in Willow)
  • Vice Chair – Claire Westmoreland (Mummy to Jack and Ella in Maple and Sycamore)
  • Secretary – Clare Barrowman (Mummy to Monty and Seth in Sycamore & Willow)
  • Treasurer – Katherine Firmin (Mummy to Evie in Willow)
  • Events Coordinator – Eileen Watson (Mummy to Frankie and JJ in Sycamore & Willow)
  • Publicity – Laura Southern (Mummy to Nathaniel in Willow)
  • Grant Funding – Joann Blades (Willow teacher)

 

FOSS meets approximately every 8 weeks in the Greyhound Pub usually at 7:30pm. Smaller sub committees are started in order to organise big events and these meet more regularly. You don’t have to be a committee member to attend the meetings, neither do you need to commit to attending regularly. FOSS love to hear new ideas and thoughts so please pop along to a meeting, give us a nudge in the playground, drop us an email or follow us on Facebook (@friendsofsaxtonschool). FOSS meeting minutes will be available here on the website.

FOSS is a registered charity.

FOSS is also a member of PTA UK (www.pta.org.uk) which is a national charity whose main objective is to advance education by encouraging the fullest cooperation between home and school.

Examples of previous FOSS fundraising events include Christmas and Summer Fayres, Party and Pamper nights, bun sales and Barn dances. Not all of our events are fundraisers but social, fun events for the children, parents and staff such as the leavers disco.

Decisions on how to spend the funds raised are taken at the meetings in conjunction with school. Recently funds have been spent on Forest School (outdoor learning space), a new sound system and working towards obtaining the Artsmark award. Finance information can be found on the minutes of each meeting.

 

 

 Current Events Calendar

(Subject to change – with more Events to be added!)

28/02/17

7:30pm

FOSS Meeting

Parents

The Greyhound

Week beginning 20/03/17

 

Mother’s day gifts: making in school

Children

Gift made and packaged by the children

02/04/17

2-4pm TBC

EggStravaganza

All

Outdoor Easter Egg Trail with refreshments.

From the school playground

24/04/17

7:30pm

FOSS Meeting

Parents

The Greyhound

06/06/17

7:30pm

FOSS Meeting

Parents

The Greyhound

Week beginning 12/06/17

 

Father’s day gifts: making in school

Children

Details to be confirmed

July –Date to be confirmed

Evening

Barn Dance

Parents

Barkston Ash

July –Date to be confirmed

After sports day

Summer Fayre

All

 

July – Date to be confirmed

TBC

Leavers Disco / end of year Disco

Children