Gateway School has a very lively and active parents association called ‘Friends of Gateway’ (FOG). It is run by a friendly bunch of parents and provides a strong social scene for many Gateway parents, offering a particularly warm welcome to children and parents that are new to the school and the area.
The primary aim of FOG is to run social events for the enjoyment of the parents and the children. The secondary aim is to run events for fundraising to benefit the school and the chosen charity, which is decided by the pupils each year.
A committee of officers oversees the running of the main school-wide events in the FOG calendar below with invaluable assistance from representatives from each year group (FOG year reps). These events include a Christmas Fayre, Christmas Disco (all years from Reception – Year 6), Quiz Night, Summer Fun Day and Spring Ball, as well as creative activities for the children, for example creating Christmas cards or Easter egg cups. The FOG year reps will also organize other social activities specific to each year group.
Every parent with a child enrolled at Gateway automatically becomes a member of FOG and will be kept informed of any events or activities both by their FOG year reps and via regular “Latest News” updates to this webpage and the FOG Facebook page and FOG also run a Gateway Parents page on Facebook where you can post and ask questions etc. please request to join via https://www.facebook.com/groups/1853073664912804/#
All parents are welcome to attend any meetings and vote at the FOG Annual General Meeting.
Calendar of Events
Christmas Fayre – Saturday 2nd December 2017
Christmas Disco – Thursday 14th December 2017
Quiz Night – Friday 2nd March 2018
Spring Ball – TBC
FOG Fun Day – Saturday 16th June 2018
FOG Committee Members
Chair Ainsley Grant Fog@gatewaysch.co.uk
Vice Chair Lucy Wood firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Amanda Stuart Fogexpenses@gatewaysch.co.uk
Officer Amanda Page
Officer Zoe Cleary
Officer Caron Roberts
Officer Jo Bawden
Officer Suzanne Pim
Officer Karen Clare
Officer Louise Stewart
Officer Sara- Louise Porter
Officer Sheena Dooner
Officer Monica Thakore
Officer Laura Smith
Contact details for the FOG Committee Members and also details of the FOG year reps can be found in the FOG section of the parent portal
2017/2018 Class Reps
Pre School – Fiona Rooney and Charlotte Sterry-Williams
Reception – Jennifer Bass and Jennie Needham
Year 1– Sarah Lewin and Joy Walters
Year 2– Suzanne Taylor, Carolyn Bailey, Eleanor Coldwell and Mae Lee slater
Year 3– Jessica Hobbs and Claire Poole
Year 4 – Lisa Clark and Nicola Bayley
Year 5 – Jane Brittain and Tracy Porter
Year 6 – Melanie Houghton and Lisa May Jay
Gateway School prides itself on its strong relationship with parents. The school will communicate directly with parents using email and the newsletter to inform parents of their latest news etc. The school operates an open door policy where parents can go and see members of staff to talk through any issues.
FOG and its representatives are not a portal for raising issues or complaints with the school. If, as a parent, you have an issue that needs to be raised this must be done directly with the school.