FONS - Friends Of Northern Schools
Our Mission Statement
“To enhance the experience of pupils in the federation by the development of relationships between the staff and families associated with the school, through activities that are fun and engaging and that support the school by providing additional funds and facilities that would otherwise not be funded through the Local Education Authority”.
Who are we?
We are parents and carers who volunteer their time ad-hoc throughout the school academic year to plan and run seasonal events that are fun for the children and their families. FONS includes a chairperson, deputy chairperson, treasurer and members. However, our numbers at present are particularly low and we urgently need some more helpers.
What are we?
What we need
As a parent or carer of a child at Northern Schools you are already a ‘Friend of Northern Schools’ and as such are encouraged to get involved, even if you only have a small amount of time available. We need helpers at all the events we run as without sufficient support we are unable to run these worthwhile events.
To get involved email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit, like and subscribe to the FONS facebook group.
Our Past Successes
FONS has successfully run events and contributed £1000’s towards the schools which has been spent as follows:
- Reading books for the school libraries
- Additions to the Infant trim trail and playground
- Visitors to the school to support topics throughout the federation
- Money towards trips
- Oven to support children’s cooking skills
- Indoor and outdoor equipment to enhance learning.
Our future plans for this academic year
In 2020/2021 we would like to help fund the following school projects and many more:
- Orienteering mapping across the school grounds to enhance outdoor adventurous activities
- Resources to enhance our delivery of music and computing
- Gardening resources to enhance hands on scientific learning
We intend to hold the following events (these are subject to change if there are further Covid restrictions put in place or if some current restrictions are not lifted)
- Autumn Disco
- Visit from Santa
- Christmas Shopping
- Pancake Race
- Easter Fayre
- Summer Fayre
- Summer Disco
- Ladies Pamper Night
- Adult Quiz Night