REGISTERED CHARITY NUMBER -1172060 PTA NUMBER - 21487
FoWS (Friends of White Spire Association) is our school's charity run solely by volunteers to raise money and help the school provide materials, resources and facilities for the benefit of all our pupils by running a variety of events throughout the school year. More importantly, the activities help bring parents/carers and guardians together and promote good communication and relationships between parents/carers and or guardians, staff and the local community while working towards a common goal and vision.
Members of FoWS are entitled to attend meetings, vote on proposals and make suggestions for spending and raising funds. FoWS always welcomes and encourages new members to ensure there is a breadth of representative opinions from all year groups and to capitalise on the talents, skills and experience of our parents/carers and or guardians, staff and other volunteers.
FoWS encompasses the school's vision and values in everything it does in helping shape the lives of the young people in its care. This is done with great kindness, enjoyment, commitment, co-operation, creatively, enthusiasm, equality, honestly, respect, trust and individuality.
The committee members, an elected group has responsibility for, and supports the administration of all the affairs of the Association. The Association is structured in a way that provides a framework which can support all the activities undertaken by FOWS. We are always on the lookout for people to give us a helping hand. Meetings are held termly and an AGM takes place at the start of the new school year. Elected members this year include:
Kelly Poulter - Chair
Chairs all meetings, prepares the agenda for the AGM and all other meetings.
Tracy Simpson - Secretary
Prepares all correspondence, newsletters, flyers etc and oversees all FOWS information on the school website is updated. Helps arrange and oversee events with others. Keeps full records of useful FOWS information, contacts, businesses approached, prize donations, letters requesting prizes and donations, thank you letters etc.
Theresa Wall - Treasurer
Maintains all financial records, prepares floats for events, counts takings from events, banks cash, and arranges cheque payments. Completes the annual return to the charity commission.
Finlay Douglas, Kelly Poulter, Shanie Jamieson, Catherine Burnett, Paula Vulpio and Carol Fordham, Tracy Simpson.