Hi and welcome to the Rosemary Works Parents’ Network
The role of the PN
The PN was established to provide a forum to represent parents. We work collaboratively with the school owners to identify growth and improvement opportunities and to represent the general views of parents as a whole. This can be on anything from school dinners to playground safety.
The PN is run by a collective of parents who devote time and energy voluntarily to make the school an even better place for our children to thrive.
We organise and run many social events, such as the Spring family day, Summer Fete and various other smaller events throughout the year such as cake bakes, a winter party and a regular after school disco. The aim of these events is to provide a little extra fun for the children and enable parents from across the year groups to get to know each other.
The PN is an open forum and welcomes involvement from all parents within the school. There are no elections for representation, we rely on volunteers. What we try to achieve each year in terms of representation is to ensure we have two parents from each year group. If you’d like to get involved either as a class representative or in events organisation please ask Rob or grab us in the playground.
Your PN reps are:
Nursery Class: TBA
Reception Class: Michelle Barry & Vera Rode
Year 1: Valentina White
Year 2: Claire Prince & Kathryn Boyt
Year 3: Katharina Waldner
Year 4: Tamara Burke & Graeme Richardson
Year 5: Mette Bergoe & Kate Foss
The PN and fund raising
The PN also raises funds to provide additional resources and experiences for our children to enjoy during their school life. Funds are raised through social events and every now and then we might ask for voluntary donations to help support a number of specific projects. Currently we are looking to provide equipment for extra curricular activities that help boost creativity and dexterity, this might take the form of sewing machines and block printing. We are also looking into supporting a school in a developing country so our children learn what it is like to grow up in a totally different culture and can learn and grown with children of their own age on the other side of the world.
Our fundraising ethos
We aim to only provide financial support for initiatives the PN consider to be above and beyond the necessary requirements for education provision. To qualify, initiatives should clearly be seen to significantly enrich learning and leisure experiences for all children in the school. Each year we try to have a different focus. The PN will generally look to match fund investments made by the school, however at the PN’s discretion, full funding (or a higher level of part funding) for initiatives would be considered acceptable.
What we’ve achieved so far
We have raised money and funded or partially funded a number of great things that enhance the children’s experience at Rosemary Works. They are:
- Most recently the PN has contributed £4k (+school contribution £2k) to the funding of new media equipment and the new ‘media lab’.
- The playround in the early years area was refurbished in 2014. The PN contributed £2.5K and this was matched by the school.
- Artburst visits to the school
- Safari Pete visits to the school
- New early years’ playground and enhanced big playground over 2014 and 2015 including mud kitchen and treehouse (Part PN contribution).