Welcome to Friends of Gotherington School (FOGS)
Our Parent Teacher Association.
FoGS exist to raise essential funds to support school activities and to encourage closer links between home and school. We do this through fundraising events that provide an opportunity for parents, staff and pupils to get together. Funds in today’s environment is an increasing pressure so FoGS funds are vital to provide school with facilities, equipment or activities that would otherwise not able available to our children.
Last year an incredible amount, over £13,000 was raised with the generosity and support of parents, the local community and businesses. And through events such as the Christmas and Summer Fair’s, disco, quiz night and Raffles. And this year 2018/2019 we’d like to do even better.
Here’s a taster of how the funds were spent:
The new Learning Resource Centre (over £8,300)
Maths & science workshops
Coaches to the Waitrose cookery school
Music tuition & instruments
Living eggs program.
Funds are split across six curriculum enrichment areas: art, sport, school trips, music, ICT and eco/school grounds. In previous years we’ve also supported pottery workshops, digital cameras, basketball hoops and other playground equipment.
A huge thank you to everyone who helped, your generosity benefits the entire school. For more information please read the 2017/18 AGM Report here INSERT LINK TO FILE.
FOGS can only work with your support and involvement and there are lots of different ways to get involved. All contributions make an enormous difference. So, whether you’re handy baking cakes, a whizz at running a quiz, super as a stall holder or just want to turn up and have some fun, all help is gratefully received.
Please speak to a member of the committee, your class rep or check out our Facebook page to find out more at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Gotherington/
YR Kerry Wright & Sarah Row
Y1 Marcela Ridley, Lucinda O’Gorman & Nicola Roberts
Y2 Wendy Xu & TBC
Y3 Tors Boyes & TBC
Y4 Jenny Ross & Sally Lethbridge
Y5 Lindsay Chessari
Y6 Sally Belissario-Parry & Sarah Harries
Chair: Ian O’Gorman
Vice Chair: Graham Roberts
Treasurer: Nikki Roberts
Secretary: Layla Mann & Rachel Jones
Events Co-ordinator: Jenny Ross
Class Reps Co-ordinator: Marcela Ridley