The Friends of St. John’s
The Friends of St John’s is a registered charity (no.1123882 ) and our aim is to raise funds for the school to provide additional items that the school would be unable to meet from its budget.
Our Committee members are all elected and our role is to organise various events throughout the school year, to both raise funds and to provide fun social occasions for family and friends.
We are always grateful of any help you can give as “many hands make light work”. If you can spare a few hours each term, then we would love to hear from you or maybe you would like to become more involved and consider becoming a Committee Member where you can offer help on a more regular basis.
Once money is raised from events the funds are banked straight away. It is at our Friends Committee Meetings that the decisions on how to spend the money are agreed.
Usually, Dan Smith (our Deputy Head teacher) will have a ‘shopping list’ of items that the school would like to purchase. Sometimes this will be as a result of the children asking for something, as in the new playground equipment. At other times it will be for resources to improve a particular area of the curriculum or school environment. In the main the Friends funds are for the ‘extras’ not provided by the school budget, that make our children’s learning experiences so much more fulfilling and exciting.
Who are we: -
Co-Chair: Manda Jeff//Alison Maynard
Secretary: Melanie Jeff
Treasurer: Michelle Billing
School Contact: Mrs Heather Jones