We hope your experience here will be a happy and exciting one for both you and your child.
Here at Padfield School the Parent Teacher Association is known as Friends of Padfield School (FOPS).
The main role of FOPS is to organize school fundraising events and activities for the children and their families. For example, Summer & Christmas Fairs, Mother’s Day & Father’s Day secrets rooms, Easter Tombola, Discos & Sponsored Walks to name but a few.
FOPS is a voluntary charitable organization run by parents and teachers. If you can spare an hour or two and are interested in supporting the school then please feel free to come and join in, whether its mums, dads, grandparents or families of former pupils. You can attend any of the meetings. There are around four a year and they last roughly an hour. You can get involved as much or as little as you like, helping with events, baking, or by providing new ideas for fundraising.
FOPS use the money raised to buy things that are additional to the school budget. For example:
·School leaver’s books
·Development of the infants outdoor play area
·New playground equipment
We also raise money for charities.
FOPS are currently raising money to go towards various projects, which are:
The fundraising activities FOPS organizes are coordinated by a committee. There are currently 5 named posts on the committee. In addition to that there are a number of other committee members.
The committee is appointed each autumn term at the AGM. The current post holders are:
Chair Morgan Brereton - Mum of Vada (C3) and Mila (C2)
Vice Chair Lewis Colau - Dad of Fox (C1)
Secretary Helen Dunk - Mum of Poppy in (C2)
Treasurer Lisa Calvert - Mum of Vincent (C3) and Marianne (C1)
Communications Anne-Marie Peterkamp - Mum of Alexis (C2)
There are a number of ways we keep in touch. The main way is through letters which are emailed home with the school Weekly Newsletter. Letters may also that come home in your child’s book bag that are printed on PINK paper. You can also access FOPS letters and information via the school website and reminders are posted on the ‘Padfield Community Primary School’ Facebook page.
Try our online shop and search options and help us raise money at no cost to you!
It's a great way to get some fantastic online bargains, find cheaper gas and electricity services and even book a holiday. Use the search to compare items with all of the retailers to help find the best price. You pay exactly the same as on the shop's main site, often less than on the high street. The commission we earn comes out of the marketing spend - the retailer's profit margin - so it doesn't cost you anything.
Lots of larger sized companies have schemes which support charities called Match Funding. This involves matching the funding FOPS raises with the company's own money. Please ask your company if they have such a scheme. It is an easy ad simple way for the school to raise much needed money for the benefit of the children.