Welcome to the Friends of Stanley Primary School (FOSP) - our name for Stanley’s PTA.
All parents and carers are members of FOSP from the moment your child starts Stanley school, right through to when they leave. We work together with the teachers as a team of volunteers to support our school.
Joining in with FOSP events is a brilliant way to feel part of the Stanley community, meet other parents and make friends. With everyone pulling together to support the school and our dedicated teachers we are able to raise funds that help every Stanley child make the most of their time at primary school, give them the best possible start to their education, and create happy childhood memories that will last a lifetime.
As a FOSP volunteer there are loads of things you can do – we have a job for everyone who wants one!
How to find out what we’re up to:
FOSP has eight committee members (with some roles shared) to support all FOSP activities and fundraisers:
Responsible for running the FOSP meetings, setting up working groups, event planning and liaising with the Headteacher and class reps
Responsible for communications with parents and carers through newsletters, Parent hub, social media and noticeboards, as well as promoting FOSP events outside school
Responsible for taking care of the finances of FOSP, including book keeping, floats for events, paying expenses and donations to the school, and reporting our financial position back to the school and to the Charity Commission
Responsible for maintaining the link between the school staff and governance, and the activities undertaken by parents through FOSP
Responsible for maintaining the link between the parents and the school - keeping parents up-to-date on class news, organising volunteers for class-related events like cake sales and swimming
Responsible for the upkeep of FOSP materials and event equipment (e.g. all the stuff used in the stalls a May Fair, Christmas Bazaar and Fireworks Night)