What we do
We are fortunate at our school to have a Parent Association that is and an integral part of the school community. Over the years we have raised thousands of pounds, which has been spent on equipment and resources to enhance our children’s education experience and the school’s facilities.
All parents and members of the school community are encouraged to get involved. All families are automatically members of the ‘Friends of Mead Road School’ when their child joins our school.
Our Parent Forum is about much more than simply fundraising. It 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.
The Parent Forum meet on a regular basis usually once or twice per term, with smaller working groups meeting as necessary when we are planning larger events.
There is one representative per class who provides a link between individual classes and parents and the FOMR. The support from class representatives is vital when it comes to organising our main events from selling tickets to organising rotas of help. Class representatives also organise social events for their class.
How we raise money
Some of our most popular events are: Christmas Bazaar, Spring Bazaar and Eggstravaganza, Summer Fair, Pamper Evenings, Panto trips, Scavenger Hunts and Cake Sales.
How we spend the money we raise
We always endeavour to spend our funds in ways that will benefit all our children across all areas of the school and curriculum. In the past we have raised over £11,000 to assist with the cost of upgrading the ICT Suite. This enabled the school to have new computers, a new server and two laptop trolleys (allowing the School to use the existing laptops and charge them with new batteries). The funds have also meant that the School is now wireless! This huge improvement to the ICT Suite could not have happened without the funds that have been raised through the Parent Forum over the past years. The children will benefit greatly by being able to use a fully functionally ICT Suite.
How we get information to you
You will be informed by text messages and electronic newsletters.
School Unifom Shop
•Friends of Mead Road School (PTA) run a ‘new to you’ shop for School Uniform. All in excellent condition, a variety of sizes, and most items available.
•Remember how quickly they grow –save yourself a fortune!
How you can get involved
We always welcome parents’ involvement, whether you can volunteer to help out at one of the big events or there are always jobs that can be done from home, if you have half an hour to spare, e.g. wrapping gifts, preparing raffle tickets etc. You can also help by letting us know if you have any contacts or skills we could use, everything is potentially valuable to us. Please contact the school office if you feel able to help.
Thank you for your support.