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!
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.
WHY JOIN THE FFH?
6 reasons to support the FFH
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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. At the same time, the rest of the Sub-
The committee includes parents and carers with particular interests or related skills for the proposed event.
Highfire (Bonfire Night), Olivia South
Cocktails & Live Music Evening, Melanie McKinnon
Highfest Sub-Committee, Olivia South
Christmas Fair Sub-Committee, TBC
Uniform Shop Lead, Sophie Dhokia & Carly Carpenter
Bacon Sandwich Mornings Lead, Sara Radrizzani
Icepop Friday Afternoon Lead, Sara Radrizzani
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!
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.