Would you like to get involved in school life? See below for more information on how you can do so.
Family and Friends of Mytchett Primary School
Welcome to FFMPS
We are the Family and Friends of Mytchett Primary School (FFMPS). We exist to not only fundraise but to build closer links between home and school. We are bringing staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school, creating a community with a common goal.
In recent years FFMPS has raised thousands of pounds, which has been spent on equipment and resources to enhance our children’s education experience and the school’s facilities. This includes outdoor sails to give sun cover for the classrooms, a minibus, learn pads, smart whiteboards, PE shed, event sports PE kit, a PA system, gazebos, library books, science books, leavers bookers, sand table, hose pipe for the gardening club, garden sheds all to name but a few!
Throughout the year, we run events to raise money. Some of our most popular events are the Spooky Disco, Family Fireworks, Panto, Christmas Shopping Day, Adults Bingo Evening, May Fair, Quiz night and have even had family camping!
Not all of our events are run as big fundraisers; some are more about the children’s enjoyment than about raising funds, like the children’s Christmas Shopping Day; where they get the opportunity to choose and wrap presents for members of their family. The aim is to give the children a good time!
You can help fundraise straight away if you shop online at amazon.co.uk. Please sign up to www.smile.amazon.co.uk, selecting Family & Friends of Mytchett Primary School as your charity. Then every eligible purchase you make, Amazon will give a percentage to the school. It is as simple as that, you can raise funds for free.
We advertise our events and communicate with parents via the FFPMS Facebook page.
Volunteer to Help
We welcome all offers of help, from wrapping gifts, preparing raffle tickets to planning our Mayfair and Fireworks night. Any time you can donate is of value to us. We really couldn’t achieve what we do without the help that we receive.
If you would like to be more involved, join our Committee. Or you can simply support the AGM and give us your ideas for fundraising events. This is also the time to ask questions or voice your opinion.
If you have any contacts or skills we could use, please let us know, everything is potentially valuable to us.
Email – FFMPSchool@gmail.com
Facebook Page – FFMPS
If you have trouble with the link, go to Facebook and search for Family and Friends of Mytchett Primary School. This is a closed group, and your request will be confirmed via the school office.
Helping out in School
We warmly welcome any parents/carers/grandparents wishing to help within the school.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required for regular helpers (once a week or more) who have unsupervised access to children.
Volunteers who help with single events, for example a school fair, sports day or school trips not involving an overnight stay, and who do not have unsupervised access to children, will not need to have a disclosure undertaken for them.
Please contact the office or your child’s teacher for more details.
Becoming a Governor
For further information on governors and their role, please ask the office.
We invite two representatives from each year to meet each term with Mrs Willans. If you wish to give any feedback or suggestions then please see your class representative. Name and contact details of the representatives have been sent by Parentmail, please see the office if you don’t have this information. Each year also has a Facebook page set up and run by the representatives. This is an informal place to get to know other parents and ask questions (e.g. Did anyone bring home an extra plimsoll in their P.E. Kit? Does everyone remember it’s Class Assembly this week?). Any questions to do with school should still be directed to the School Office.