Friends of Redwell Primary School (FoRPS) are a group of parents, carers, family members, friends and staff who support the work and needs of the school by fundraising and organising events for both parents and children. We are also a member of the Parentkind Association, which support not only the PTFA with insurance, guidance and event support but also parents through the year.
The funds raised by the FoRPS over the past few years have been spent on items such as a treat during the annual Christmas pantomime, a Christmas gift for every child and a whole school author visit wow day during Storytelling Week. We also fully fund the Year 6 end of year school Prom, which is always a great way to end our fundraising year.
The FoRPS raise funds through a number of different events during the academic year such as:
- School Discos
- Christmas Fayre
- Summer Fayre
Second hand uniform sales
Selling refreshments during school events
Christmas Cards and Santa Projects
and more, when volunteers allow.
We also have a Second Hand Uniform Shop on the school site where you can purchase a variety of quality pre-loved pieces of uniform. The shop is open at specific times throughout the year, but if you'd like to buy an item at another time, please complete a request form at the school office.
Our Friends of Redwell Primary School team is led by our Trustees and Core Committee Members:
Chair - Wendy Johnson (Parent of child in Year 5)
Vice-Chair - Jenny Thompson (Admin Lead)
Co-Secretary - Helen Armstrong (Parent of child in Year 4)
Co-Secretary - Shaun Hay-Calcott (Parent of child in Year 1)
Treasurers - Sarah Gayton (Office Manager) and Claire Head (Principal)
Social Media/Comms - Sophie Marriott (Receptionist)
GDPR Link - Paul Lord (Parent of child in Year 4)
Parent Council Link - Dulcie Sharpe (Vice Principal)
We also have a dedicated group of committee members who regularly attend meetings and support fundraising events, and a group of volunteers who help at fundraising events when they're able to.
FoRPS also makes up our Parent Council. We have parent representatives from every year group and we meet once a half term to discuss school issues and share ideas. This is a really useful way for us to canvas for parent opinions, build even stronger relationships and make links within our wider community.
The role of the Parent Council representative
- approaching the parents in each year group for their opinions
- being approachable for other parents to discuss issues
- bringing the opinions to the meetings to discuss
- being open and responsive to other people’s ideas and comments
- sharing information from meetings with the other parents in each year group
- being a critical friend to the school
- linking with the Year group teachers to improve communication
- helping to move Redwell Primary School forward to make our school even better
- attending meetings
Year Group Representatives 2023-24:
Year R - Manpreet Johal & Carly Anderson
Year 1 - Meera Bhudia
Year 2 - Karen Maddison
Year 3 - Vacant
Year 4 - Carly Anderson & Karen Maddison
Year 5 - Vacant
Year 6 - Vacant
New parents are always welcome and support would help to keep your school PTFA running. If you would be interested in joining the FoRPS or could volunteer some time (even just half an hour) to help at one of our events, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org