Friends Coffee Morning
Thank you to everyone who came along on Friday and enjoyed cake, bought raffle tickets and volunteered to help at the Spring Fair. It was lovely to see you!
Fireworks Extravaganza - a big success!
THANKS SO MUCH to everyone who came along to support our Fireworks Night on Thursday 3rd November. Most importantly, a massive thank you to all the staff and parents who volunteered and made it possible. It was a lovely, busy and successful community event with another amazing firework display. Please let us know if you have any feedback:
This event raised more than £900 - fantastic!
Well done to everyone on the Friends of John Clifford team who took part in the mini marathon on Sunday 25th September!
Here is everyone proudly displaying their medals in assembly on Friday...
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There are no hidden fees or promotional costs. We'll just get a cheque at the end of every year.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I become a member of Friends?
As a parent of a pupil who attends John Clifford you are automatically a member. If you'd like to get more involved at any level, then either come along to one of our regular meetings, or sign up to our email newsletter.
How are funds raised?
We hold a number of events throughout the year including school discos, a fireworks event, a school fair and a family fundraising evening.
How can I become involved with Friends?
Everyone is welcome to come along to any of the Friends meetings. These are usually held at least once every half term usually in the early evening. They are currently held at school, in the staff room. If childcare is a problem you can bring your children along and they will be able to play in the hall while the meeting takes place. There is no commitment to coming to every meeting.
I do not want to come to the meetings but would still like to help. Is there anything else I can do to become involved?
It's really easy. Just send us an email and join our register of helpers to receive our regular email updates.
What is the register of helpers?
We know that it can be tricky to commit to helping out on a regular basis. But by keeping in touch through our newsletters, you can keep in touch and offer to help without having to commit to meetings.
What kind of help could I give?
We need a wide range of help. There is usually something to suit everybody but the main areas are: -
Planning, advertising and organising events (usually discussed at Friends meetings)
Setting up events – setting up stalls, shopping for refreshments, prizes etc
Running events – running a stall, serving refreshments
Clearing away after events
How will I be able to help as I work during the day?
We need a range of helpers who are available at different times of the day either before school, during the school day, immediately after school, or in the evenings. It is a great way for those parents who aren’t available to help during the day to become involved in your child’s school.
What if I register as a helper and find I have other commitments when I am asked to help at an event?
Friends would contact volunteers in advance of any event to make sure they were available and willing to help. We understand that everyone has other commitments.
How many times would I be asked to help?
The more helpers on the register, the fewer occasions each volunteer will be asked to help!
How do I keep up to date with Friends meetings and events?
Our events will be included in school newsletters, on our facebook page and we have our own section on the school website www.johncliffordschool.com here!