Welcome to Whitecote Community Group
The Community Team is a collective of parents and Whitecote School staff working together to support the school community by creating social events that families can enjoy and benefit from as well as promoting the school and creating links with the wider community.
The team is growing in numbers, which is excellent, a great team with great ideas for things we can do to benefit the children of the school and parents alike.
Chair Person – Aly Briscoe
Mum of two who both attend Whitecote Primary School and keen to support the school. Approachable and friendly, if you want to join the community team or feel you may have some ideas that you want to bring to the party – just let us know.
Vice Chairperson – Katrina Stirling
Another dedicated mum of a daughter attending Whitecote Primary School and has been part of the Community Team from the start. Is known by many parents at the school.
Community Liaison Officer – Andrea Gillard
Andrea is employed by the school to improve relationships and the schools status within the community. You will find Andrea in the school office.
Community Team Initiatives...
Coat and Uniform Exchange – If your child outgrows a winter coat or uniform and you feel it still has plenty of life in it – drop it in to the office. At every event we run we will have a uniform and coat box so if you are short of any items, you are welcome to help yourself to any extras you may want.
Redecoration - Andrea Gillard has secured a team of volunteer decorators who are going to freshen up the communal areas of the school building during weekends and school holidays.
All community team members have been approaching local businesses to ask for donations for future events, raffle prizes or their expertise that will benefit the school, the grounds or the pupils directly. As a result we have received £30 worth of Easter Eggs for the upcoming Chocolate Bingo Evening. We are also hoping to be included in the Bags of Help scheme at Bramley Tescos in the hope of monetary donations.
Bring and Buy Sale
This was a great event and opportunity for parents to pick up a bargain! With a selection of clothes, toys and bric-a-brac – some brand new and labelled items – parents and children could pay what they could afford for any of the donations. Thank you to all that donated and for those that supported the event. It was great to see the kids looking for a Mother’s Day gift or an item of clothing or toy for a younger sibling. That’s what these events are all about. Nearly £200 was raised and this money will go directly back into the school to benefit our families.
NEXT EVENT Chocolate Bingo Evening. – Thursday 18th April – 6.30pm
Book in advance, bring your family and friends along, bring your own snacks, we will provide teas and coffees and soft drinks and enjoy a social evening of fun bingo games for the children, along with family games with the opportunity to win a selection of chocolate treats!
We hold meetings in two sessions – an evening one in a local pub to suit those that can’t make a day time meeting or would prefer to get their creative juices flowing in a more casual environment over a beverage. This is then closely followed by a 2.30pm meeting in the school house for parents and staff prior to collecting children at home time. Meeting notes are shared between the two meetings and actions put in place to move ideas and plans forward.