Research shows that there is a direct link between good attendance and achievement in school. Poor attendance can have a direct effect on a pupil’s attainment, more information here.
The Barwick & Stoford Friends of the School Association is an active group of parents, staff and Governors from the school. We aim to raise funds to support the school. All parents with children attending the school are automatically members and are encouraged to take an interest and active part in the association. It is a great way to get involved with your child’s school, meet other parents and socialise!
The Committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting which is held at the beginning of the school academic year. The Committee then meet every couple of months to plan and organise events. Many parents who are not able to commit themselves regularly, help at various events and we are grateful for their support. The FOS is a key part of our school community and in its time the FOS has raised many thousands of pounds, which has been spent on buying equipment and improving resources to enhance our children’s education and the facilities in school as well treating the children to day trips and most recently The Octagon Theatre to see the pantomime.
The FOS exists to provide closer links between home and school, and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school working towards a common goal. Funds are raised through a variety of events and activities. The Summer Fair is a key event in the year, as well as discos, weekly tuck shop, cake sales, Movie Nights, Christmas events and much more. We are always open to new ideas, so please do let us know if you have an idea we can try. We send out Parent mails and display posters about key events and also have an information section in the newsletter.
Chair – Jo Gill [email protected]
Vice Chair – Lesley Fay
Secretary – Liz Jones [email protected]
Treasurer – Pam Goodwin [email protected]
The next committee meeting tbc.