FOSA

Friends of Oxford Spires Academy (FOSA)

Friends of Oxford Spires Academy, known as FOSA, is an active parents and friends association who organise activities, provide catering for school events and fundraise for additional equipment to enhance pupils’ school experience. We also act as a link between school and parents with either the Principal or Chair of Governors attending meetings. Recent sessions have covered school finances, uniform, coping with challenging behaviour, catering, and more. As well as school officials, we can offer a pool of collective experience and there will always be time at meetings to ask questions and discuss issues. We run special events to be social and to fundraise. For example, to welcome parents of Year 7 pupils, a Christmas social, Quiz & Curry nights, etc.

 

Fundraising

In recent years we funded three outdoor table tennis tables, plus bats and balls, which are very well used by pupils and staff alike. We have also brought mirrors for the dance studio. We have a number of requests for funding coming in each year and are working with the school on prioritising these and also ensuring pupils have a say in what is bought for them.

One of the main ways we raise funds is through selling refreshments at events such as open evening/morning in October, House Drama competition in November and the pantomime performance in December. Volunteers are always welcome! Events are discussed at meetings and rotas organised via the mailing list (email osafriends@gmail.com to join).

 

Meetings

Meetings are listed on the school home page but we encourage you to join our mailing list  to find out more about what we do, receive minutes of meetings, hear about plans and opportunities. Meetings are on Wednesday, 6.30pm to 7.30pm in room CC1.1 with hot drinks and biscuits available. Agendas will be sent to the mailing list.

 

FOSA meetings 2018-2019

 

Wednesday 19th September 2018 – Meet the Principal 6.30pm Conference Room 1.1
Wednesday 7th November 2018 6.30pm Conference Room 1.1
Wednesday 16th January 2019 6.30pm Conference Room 1.1
Wednesday 6th March 2019 6.30pm Conference Room 1.1
Wednesday 1st May 2019 6.30pm Conference Room 1.1
Wednesday 12th June 2018 6.30pm Conference Room 1.1

 

Other Dates

Tuesday 4th December – Christmas social evening
Friday 15th February – Quiz & Curry night (children welcome)

 

Committee

The committee for 2018/19 is:

Chair: Jane Littlehales

Vice-chair: Juliet Strother

Secretary: Nikki Sporrong

Treasurer: Charlie Williams

 

If you would like to get involved, we’d love to see you! All parents and carers are automatically members and it’s free so join our mailing list, volunteer to help out an event and come along to our meetings.

Please email osafriends@gmail.com if you have any questions, comments or suggestions about FOSA.

If you wish to be added to the FOSA mailing list please email osafriends@gmail.com