“The Friends” is a group of parents/carers with children at the school which organises the social and fundraising activities. As a parent of a child at St Lawrence you are automatically a member of The Friends and are welcome to join any meetings, fundraising events and social evenings.
Each year in September, The Friends have an Annual General Meeting (AGM). A committee is elected by parents/carers to organise and run events for the academic year. The committee comprises Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, two representatives per class, a staff representative plus other interested parties.
The Friends constitution document can be found below.
The key positions this year are:
The Chair - Kelly Timpson
Secretary – Laura Hurcomb
Treasurer – Sarah Stanton
The money raised by The Friends is spent in consultation with the school. In 2014-15 we spent funds on new IT equipment including iPads and Microsoft tablets along with covers and storage for this equipment; reading books; children’s Christmas parties and Year 6 leavers’ party and gifts; £100 for each class teacher; Numicons (to support maths learning); 3 minute boxes (early intervention tool); Cornerstones (a package which supports the introduction of the new curriculum); Building Blocks for reception class and 3 horseshoe style tables for Key Stage 1.
There is a regular Friends newsletter which is emailed out by the office. Any communication for The Friends can be left in the school post box or you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Registered Charity No: 1082733
The Friends of St Lawrence
c/o St Lawrence Primary School, Lower Road, Effingham, Surrey, KT24 5JP