The next FOSA meeting is on Wednesday 6th October when we will have our Annual General Meeting – everyone is welcome!
At the AGM, we will be planning our activities for the coming year and we will elect the new FOSA Committee. We don’t know yet if we will be meeting face to face, but will be in touch with more details about the meeting soon.
In the meantime, if you want to find out more, have any questions, comments or suggestions about FOSA, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org, we’d love to hear from you.
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.
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 email@example.com to join).
Whether you are a new or returning parent, we hope you’ll find the FOSA (Friends of Oxford Spires Academy) events and meetings useful, interesting and friendly.
People are not automatically signed up to the FOSA mailing list when their child starts school so please pass this message and invitation to any one you think may be interested, in any year. They can join the mailing list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org but you do not need to be on the mailing list to come to any of our meetings or events. All are welcome!
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.
The committee for 2020/21 is:
Co-Chairs: Juliet Strother and Julia Tilford
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 email@example.com if you have any questions, comments or suggestions about FOSA.
If you wish to be added to the FOSA mailing list please email firstname.lastname@example.org