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Friends of Gateway

Welcome to Friends of Gateway (FOG)

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. View photos of recent activities, here.

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 here.

All parents are welcome to attend any meetings and vote at the FOG Annual General Meeting.

Calendar of Events

Christmas FayreSaturday 2nd December 2017
Christmas DiscoThursday 14th December 2017
Quiz Night Friday 2nd March 2018
Spring BallSaturday 19th May 2018 (click here for booking form)
FOG Fun DaySaturday 16th June 2018

FOG Committee Members

Chair                     Ainsley Grant     Fog@gatewaysch.co.uk   

Vice Chair             Lucy Wood       2ndhanduniform@gatewaysch.co.uk

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

Issues/Complaints Procedure

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.

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