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. 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 consists of:
Chair: Emma Schremmer
Secretary: Lucy Verlander
Treasurer: Julie Charge
FOSS meets approximately every 8 weeks in school 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, nor 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 firstname.lastname@example.org . FOSS meeting minutes from this year can be found here:
The winning numbers in the November PTA 100 Club draw are:
8, 18 & 6
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, a sponsored colour run, party and pamper nights, bun sales and barn dances. Not all of our events are fundraisers we also organise social, fun events for the children, parents and staff such as the leavers disco.
Decisions on how to spend the funds raised are made at the FOSS meetings in conjunction with school. Recently funds have been spent on a new all weather sail cover for Willow class, Forest School (outdoor learning space), a new sound system and working towards obtaining the Artsmark award. Finance information can be found in the minutes of each meeting.