The long and short of it is, in the challenging economic climate that all schools are facing, the funds raised by groups like the FSS are more vital than ever.
But without people giving a little of their time to a great cause, the FSS wouldn’t exist – and the reality is that as a result our children wouldn’t enjoy the wide range of learning and development opportunities and extra-curricular experiences we are able to fund.
We really appreciate how busy life is, but lots of little things make a big difference. So even if you can spare an hour a week or a year, it’s corny but it’s true – every little really does help.
All parents with children at the school are automatically FSS members! We always love to see new faces and hear about new fundraising ideas. It’s also a great way to get to know other parents and become part of the school community.
We're holding virtual FSS meetings at the moment. Our next FSS meeting is on Wednesday 11th November @ 8pm. Zoom details will be sent out on the class Whats App groups shortly - we hope to see you there!
Each year group takes responsibility for organising two fundraising events across the school year. Every year group has two FSS Reps who are responsible for coordinating these events, but they can’t do it without the help of other parents, so that’s where you come in.
Your Reps will keep you up to date with all the latest FSS events via the class Whats App groups. When it comes to the events your year is responsible for organising, they'll be on the look out for volunteers to get involved with planning the event itself and helping out on the day.
We still have two class rep spaces to fill for the 2020/21 school year. If you're a reception or year 1 parent and would like to volunteer or find out more information, please get in touch here.
2020/21 class events will be confirmed shortly, in line with the latest COVID-19 guidelines.
|Reception||Natasha Kennedy, TBC|
|Yr 1||Sarah Reed, TBC|
|Yr 2||Jo Roberts, Jen Moss|
|Yr 3||Camilla Lombardi, Kate Kutchera|
|Yr 4||Camilla Lombardi, Penny Robinson|
|Yr 5||Victoria Meheust, Kerry Munson|
|Yr 6||Clare Seymour, Kirsty Strachan|
If you buy anything online please sign up via easyfundraising.org.uk and choose 'Friends of Sherston School' as your cause to support - it's such an easy way for us to raise money.
If you ever use Amazon please choose Sherston FSS as your chosen charity. They will donate 0.5% of every purchase to us. Just go to amazonsmile.co.uk
Many companies throughout the UK offer employees the chance to boost their fundraising efforts by 'matching' the money they raise, so please get in touch if you think your employer might be able to boost our 2019/20 fundraising.
The FSS Committee is a great team to be part of. We're all busy parents but have more energy between us than it’s possible to imagine and a common aim of wanting our children to get as much out of their primary school years as they can.
It's incredibly rewarding when the money raised comes in from an activity we've put on and we can fund even more for our children. The activities are also always lots of fun organise!
This person definitely needs to have an organised mind and a passion for coordinating people! It's all about providing a strong communication link between the School and the FSS, managing expectations of what's possible and being determined to strive to do the best to support our school.
Laptop at the ready, this person sets the meetings, agendas and takes the minutes. In the words of our current secretary, "although you have to be ‘on the ball’ in meetings and not switch off and miss anything important, luckily they are always lively and chatty, so there’s no chance of dropping off in the middle!"
This job is all about keeping an eye on the numbers - from preparing the accounts and providing cash floats for events, to writing cheques and banking the bucks.
This role is all about getting the word out to ensure all our fundraising activities are as successful as possible with the support of the children, parents and their families. It is also about making sure we let prospective parents in our local community and beyond know all about our wonderful school.
The Reps keep parents up to date on all the latest FSS activities via the year group Whats App groups. They are responsible for coordinating the fundraising activities their year group has been allocated with the support of all the other class parents.
The Friends of Sherston School is a registered charity (no 1050589)