The Friends Of School group is known as FOS (Friends of St Peter's Junior School Ruddington) and is a registered charity set up to support the school socially, culturally and financially. FOS organises a number of regular and one-off fundraising events and helps to recruit volunteers to support school events and activities. Our Registered Charity Number is: 1170095
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Friends Of School raises a significant amount of money every year to go towards making our school the best it can be. This is done with the help of so many parents, carers, teachers, local businesses and probably more people than we can thank and name here. If you want to be involved in organising, deciding how the money raised is spent and participating in events you can come along to the monthly FOS meetings.
If you want to be even more involved you can also become part of the Friends committee (current members listed below). Every year we hold our AGM in September and all positions are up for election. Everyone can run for a position and we really encourage new friends and faces. You can always shadow a role for a year if you don’t want to commit straight away or can’t decide. Below are also brief descriptions of each position.
Being part of the committee is a great way to become part of the school, getting to know other parents and teachers, and also to make a real difference to your child’s school experience.
Trustees: Have and must accept ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of the FOS charity, and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public and school for which it has been set up.
Chair: Main duties include chairing monthly meetings, to co-ordinate the running of FOS events, liaising closely with the Headteacher to ensure FOS working in harmony with the school and to welcome and involve all parents / carers. This is the most demanding of all the roles, but also the most rewarding.
Vice-Chair: To assist Chair in all activities and chairing meetings in Chair’s absence. Ensuring all events are run smoothly and are fully staffed with volunteers.
Treasurer: Responsibility for balancing books, giving regular financial updates, costing events, counting and banking monies raised, No need to be a qualified accountant but good understanding of finance required.
Secretary: Take minutes of all monthly meetings and the distribution to all FOS.
If any of the roles interest you email firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to one of the current committee members.
In 2015/16 we raised £10,684.50. The money raised all went on equipment and resources that our school desperately needs.
There's still so much that is needed and all your contributions and effort mean so much. Found out here how you can help. There is a focus on improving the state of the outdoor areas and the continued approving of school fund requests, all of which support our children throughout this year. Remember to come along to the meetings to decide how the money we raise is spent.