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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

Film NightFriday 2nd November 2018
Christmas Fair
Saturday 1st December 2018
Christmas Disco
 Thursday 13th December 2018
Quiz Night
Friday 22nd March 2019
FOG Fun DaySaturday 22nd June 2019

FOG Committee Members 2018/19

Chair - Simon Winter

Vice Chair - Lucy Wood

Treasurer - Amanda Stuart

Officer - Sharon Maguire

Officer - Pia Mckenary

Officer - Zoe Cleary

Officer - Natalie Hartley

Officer - Caron White

Officer - Louise Stewart

Officer - Monica Thakore

Officer - Kristina Saunders

FOG Year Reps 2018/19

Preschool - Pia Mckenary, Tilly Ashfield, Natalie Hartley

Reception - Paula Bennett, Miranda Spackman

Year 1 - Sarah Brown, Jennie Goddard

Year 2 - Annamarie Freeman, Ella Whalley

Year 3 - Jo and Chris Hartley

Year 4 - Fiona Clark, Lucy Caille

Year 5 - Andrea Rees, Charlotte Sterry-Williams, Liz Claire

Year 6 - Katherine Matthews, Alison Scott, Claire Pool, Joy Walters, Suze Renison

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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