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Dear Parent,

We would like to take this opportunity to familiarise you with the role of The Compass School Foundation, its Trustees and Committee.

What Is The Foundation?
• The Compass School Foundation aims to support the School financially in meeting its long term plans and ambitions, by assisting its capital projects.
• We contribute to the School’s bursary system, ensuring that the benefits of a Compass School education are not restricted to those families who can meet the financial commitment.
• Our aim is to organise social occasions and fundraising activities in which the whole community of the School can join.

Past successes
The Foundation has raised almost £300,000 since its inception in 2001. There have been many different fundraising events; Curry and Quiz nights, a formal dinner, three balls, Garden Tours, Fireworks, Race Nights, Movie Nights, Family Fun Days to name but a few. While there is always a need to raise funds, we consider it of equal importance to ensure The Foundation focuses on hosting fun family events wherever possible.

The Foundation Trustees
There are three trustees of The Compass School Foundation at any one time, generally existing parents who serve for an unspecified number of years. The chairperson is currently Caroline Pearson, the treasurer Greg Cookson and the secretary Kate Bogie. The role of the trustees exists as a link between the Board of Governors and the CSF committee to ensure that the monies raised by the CSF are spent wisely and that they enhance the experience enjoyed by pupils of the school. Ensuring the consistent provision of bursary funding is also within their remit. Finally it is their responsibility to ensure the charity complies with legislation and the financial regulations imposed by OSCR.

What is The Foundation Committee?
The Foundation Committee is the organisation within the School that arranges social events and fundraising for the School. The Committee consists of parents who have volunteered their knowledge and skills to help fulfil the purpose of the Foundation. Currently we are as follows: 

Andrew Adams
Ruth Aspinall
Jo Brydie
Vanessa Kennedy
Lesley Lyons
Fiona Moriarty-Bailey
Lindsey Niznik
Jill Stewart
Lindsey Sturgeon

School Merchandise
The Compass School Foundation is also responsible for sourcing and selling (with the kind help of the office staff) school merchandise. There are School water bottles, insulated coffee mugs and  a cook book available for purchase.

Can you help?
Yes please! These events take a lot of organising so if you can help with the above or any future events in any way we’d be thrilled. Likewise, we’re always looking for fundraising/activity ideas so all suggestions would be very welcome.

Finally, two ways you can all support The Foundation is by coming along with your family to the events we organise, (and having a great time!) and joining the Easy Fundraising scheme, download the information sheet on this from the button below.