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WHO WE ARE

PARENTS AND CARERS WORKING TOGETHER

The FFH is run by volunteer parents, carers and family members at Highfields Independent School and Day Nursery and supported by a host of Event Sub-Committee Members, Class Representatives and Volunteers.

Each and every member generously donates their time, skills, creativity and energy to help enrich our school and community.

If you are interested in leading or joining an Event Sub-Committee or volunteering for any of our events and activities, we would be delighted to hear from you!

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HOW DOES THE FFH WORK?

The FFH Committee Members are elected at the FFH AGM at the starat of each school year to manage FFH on behalf of all  Members.

 

There are two types of Committee members: Trustees and Ordinary members.

 

Trustees have specific roles, such as Chair, Treasurer or Secretary and have a legal duty to ensure that FFH acts lawfully and is managed properly.

Ordinary Committee Members are vital in working alongside and supporting the Trustees.  

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WHY JOIN THE FFH?

6 reasons to support the FFH

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FUN

Joining a group of like-minded people who work together to deliver positive improvements to the school through social events and activities is not only rewarding but great fun too.

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RESPECT

Volunteering for events and spending time at the school gives you the opportunity to get to know your child's teachers, learn how the school works and to better understand the problems, challenges and joys our school team find in their work.

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VALUE

Yes, we all pay school fees, but we also know that all school budgets are tight.  The funds raised by the FFH help to make Highfields even more special.

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LOVE

Most children (especially the younger ones), really love having their parents involved with the school, sharing in their experience and showing interest in their schooling.

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IMPROVEMENT

The FFH is inclusive and we are always looking for ideas and volunteers prepared to work on new fundraisers and events.   We want to do better, year after year

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FRIENDSHIPS

Actively participating in the FFH helps you to get to know other parents and pupils at Highfields.  This in turn helps you to develop wider and deeper friendships with other parents and their children.

FFH TRUSTEES

Trustees have independent control over, and legal responsibility for the FFH's management and administration.

 

They play a very important role, always unpaid, in delivering on the key responsibilities and commitment that the FFH makes to Highfields Independent School and Day Nursery.

FFH ORDINARY MEMBERS

Parents

Michelle Noble

Laura Fletcher

Sarah Hanton

Jo Porter

Helen Wilmott

Rebekah Pallett

Governors

Richard South

Teaching Staff

Sarah Lyons

Gail Martin

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FFH CLASS REPRESENTATIVE

Each form in the School is encouraged to have at least one Class Representative.   Parents are asked to volunteer for this role at the start of each academic year and responsibilities include the following:

 

  • Acting as a social contact for new and existing parents

  • Distributing class lists and FFH communications to parents

  • Feeding back any issues or queries from parents at the termly class co-ordinators meeting

  • Providing support to the FFH Committee through co-ordinating volunteer parents for the FFH fundraising events, such as the Christmas Fair, Pancake Morning, etc.

FFH MONTHLY MEETINGS

We meet on the first Monday of each month via a Teams Call.  Our meetings start at 8 pm and take less than an hour.  You do not need to be on the committee to attend meetings.  Likewise, you do not need to attend meetings to be involved in FFH events.

  • Monday, May 13

  • Monday, June 3

If you would like to join a FFH Meeting, please contact us at ffh@highfieldsschool.co.uk to request access to the Teams Link.

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SUB-COMMITEE MEMBERS

With so many events planned throughout the year, the FFH rely on Sub-Committees to help deliver specific events.

Generally, each Sub-Committee is headed up by at least one member of the FFH while the rest of the team includes current parents and carers.

 

The committee includes parents and carers with particular interests or related skills for the proposed event.

Examples Include:

  • Highfire (Bonfire Night), Olivia South

  • Wine Tasting Evening, Leanne Lewin

  • Highfest, Olivia South

  • Christmas, Jo Legdon

  • Uniform Shop, Sarah Hanton

  • Film Night, Laura Fletcher

  • Bacon Roll Fridays, Sara Radrizzani

  • Icepop Friday, Sara Radrizzani

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VOLUNTEERS

Many of our parents and carers do not have the time to commit to the FFH Committee, Sub-Committee and Class Representative roles.  Instead, our parents volunteer on an event-to-event basis depending on their personal schedules.  

Event Volunteers are the life force of the FFH and we couldn't deliver our events without their support.  Please join us!

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JOIN US!

If you are looking to sign up as a committee member, volunteer, sponsor or are simply seeking more information, please submit your details and query here, and we will be in touch as promptly as we can.

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