Teachers chose a variety of themes and topics to excite the pupils' imaginations.
ISI Inspection Report, June 2014
The school has a very strong Parent Association, Friends of the Mead, to which all parents automatically belong. The committee organises fund raising and social events throughout the year. If you would like to become a committee member or would just like to help, you will be made extremely welcome.
Committee for 2018-2019:
Chair: Emma Kent
Vice-Chair: Alice Patience
Treasurer: Kate Glover
Secretary: Tammy McIntosh
School Co-ordinator: Ruth Campbell
Autumn Term 2018:
Own Clothes Day for FOM: Friday 12 October, suggested donation £1-2 per child
Movie Night & Parents' Drinks: Friday 5 October (6.00-8.00pm)
Winter Fayre: Saturday 24 November (12.00-2.00pm)
Date of next meeting: Wednesday 16 January 2019, 8.30 am, dining room
** All welcome! **
Latest FoM News:
As we approach the end of our first term as a brand new FoM committee, we just want to say how proud we all are to be part of such an amazing school. The amount of generosity, support and help we have received from everyone has been fantastic, and once again, we want to say we couldn't do it without you.
This year's Winter Fayre is a great example of how we have all come together outside of the classroom to run a fun event for children, parents and teachers alike, that in turn has raised funds to spend on enriching our children's education.
To see all the children running around in the snow in the playground with huge smiles on their faces makes all the work worthwhile (a huge thank you to Rye Jazz Festival for kindly donating the snow machine). The new stalls in the form of slime station, decorate-a-bauble and photo booth were all well received by the older and younger children. Listening to the choir singing some festive favourites really got us all into the Christmas spirit (along with a few glasses of mulled wine!) and the addition of Downingbury Farm was also a great success (they said they have never been to such a well attended Fayre, and have already asked to come back next year!).
The Winter Fayre raised over £4000 (final figure, including Christmas tree sales, to be announced at next meeting), alongside this we have raised £512 through our children's Christmas card designs, £323 on own clothes day and £860 at the children's movie night and parent's drinks. This money allows us to buy all the items on our proposed projects list, with some leftover for new projects in 2019.
Therefore soon all the children will be able to use the 3D printer in their STEAM classes, the gymnastics equipment (vault and spring board) in PE and in addition we will be buying storage benches and seating to be used in all our games fixtures on our wonderful new astro.
Moving on to next term, we are already constructing a list of new projects and any ideas will be gratefully received. As a heads up, we will also be announcing the dates shortly, but wanted you to be aware that next term we will be running a parents/teachers quiz night, a children's glow disco and an Easter event.
In the meantime, we hope you all have a very merry Christmas and happy New Year and we look forward to seeing those of you who can make it at our next FoM meeting on Wednesday 16th January at 8.30am in the dining room.