What is FOTH?

The Friends of the Hendreds (FOTH) is our Parent Teacher Association. We are a small group of parents who help to raise money to enhance our children’s learning experiences whilst at The Hendreds. We give our time voluntarily. We meet throughout the year to plan and organise various fundraising events.

 

What do we do?

We raise money to fund extra-curriculum activities and additional expenses. More importantly though, we add yet another layer to the rich fabric of school life: Raising the community spirit with colourful events as well as broadening the children’s experience through exciting trips and additional resources.

You can find out more about us and what we do by reading our ‘New Starters’ letter below:

 

FOTH Diary Dates

  • FoTH AGM, Wednesday 10 November 2021

Letter for AGM and Nominations 2021

  • FoTH AGM – 11 November 2020

    • AGM Agenda (Under Review)
    • Minutes from 13/11/2019 (Under Review)

 

What have we achieved?

Reading

New books are periodically donated to each classroom.

IT

Due to the PTA matching the funding of the school, new iPads have been purchased.

Music

Once a year, the children delight in receiving ‘Marcel the Musician’ into their classrooms, where he enchants them with new songs, movement and exciting new instruments.

Sport

We have recently provided new judo mats.

School Trips

Often we are able to help fund transport for school excursions.

It’s not all about raising money either. Sometimes we lend our magic touch to social functions in order to encourage closer links between home and school by enlivening these events, our aim is to foster a better relationship between parents, staff and pupils.

The Goblin Cars

This project has been funded by local associated businesses, with the help of some enthusiastic parents, has been a highlight of the Year 6’s extra-curricular timetable. Not only has it been a huge success, but an incredible investment too, as the cars will be taken apart at the end of every year to be rebuilt and raced again, by the subsequent Year 6s.

Fund-Raising

As a general rule, we have one main fund-raising event per term.  However we are always looking for new ideas and do try to do as much fundraising as we can as new needs are constantly arising.  Three of our yearly events:

Winter Term – Christmas Fair Spring Term – Quiz Night Summer Term – Summer Fete

We also have a weekly lottery operated by www.YourSchoolLottery.co.uk (search The Hendreds to buy tickets). Tickets for the lottery cost just £1 per week, can be bought by anyone and there’s a top prize of £25,000!

Contact Us

Chair – Blythe Burton-Teed

Treasurer – Kathryn Higgins

We can be contacted via the School Office

FoTH uses Classlist for communicating with parents and carers.  More information can be found here.