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St Stephen's

Building Each Other Up in Love and Learning

Our Investments

PREVIOUS FUNDRAISING EFFORTS HAVE FUNDED THE FOLLOWING ITEMS FOR THE SCHOOL ACROSS   2014 & 2015:

Lego Education – Software Programme

Bug Club

IT Equipment (Ipads)

Sound System and lighting for the School Hall

Literacy Programme 

Sun Shades for the Playground

Ongoing playground maintenance & landscaping

Weekly Garden Club

Music Equipment and workshops

Bibles

Ballroom Dance Lessons – Year 6 Tea Dance

School Sign

Bug Hotel

Interative Garden Play areas

Reception Area Willow Dome

Cameras for each Class

£100 per teacher

per school year for additional class activities and equipment.

Library computer and scanner.

Library books for Infant and Junior Pupils

Library furniture

PE Equipment

Sports Mats

Sports Kits – Football, Rugby & Athletics

Christmas Trees & Decorations

Music & Science Workshops

Black History Activity Workshops

Year 6 Leavers Party Disco

FUNDRAISING TARGET 2016 SPRING/SUMMER TERMS £15,000

                                        

   1. Computing Station for each Classroom                                           

Computing has become a prevalent and, even more so, important subject within the curriculum. It is one of the most important subjects for our children in a society that is so heavily reliant on technology and digital literacy.  In November the PTA/FOSS purchased digital cameras for each class for showcasing work and evidence children's work and learning but we are now aiming to create a Computing Station for each classroom – for instantaneous and accessible learning at every possible opportunity!

           Computer Storage Area & Hot Desk

Chrome Books

Kindles

Here at St. Stephen’s we have classrooms full of inquisitive minds and creative thoughts that we want to continue to encourage to learn at every opportunity! Many students and teachers lack classroom-based computer or web access due to high costs or the logistical challenge of supporting school-based networks. But now, that’s all changed. We would like to have Chromebooks available within each classroom in the school to provide children with instant and easy access to finding out the answers to their questions! Chrome devices are instantly personalisable by each student or teacher, and easy to manage, making them an ideal solution for bringing the power of the web to our classrooms. Chrome devices enable you to...

  • Scale access to the web with computers that are simple to use and easy to distribute
  • Share devices among students, with no manual set-up for different users
  • Enjoy constant connectivity through integrated Wi-Fi and optional 3G, for always-on access without relying on school networks


Furthermore, linking in with our existing IT equipment in school, we would like to provide children opportunities within the classroom to access Kindles to read from. It will allow teachers to further ensure that texts are accessible to children at an appropriate level and of a wide variety too! With access to the vast bookshelf of titles, teachers could tempt reluctant readers with high-interest magazines and nonfiction, or they could feed their voracious readers with popular series! We will be able to control these devices through Whispercast. Whispercast is a powerful, free tool that will enable us to discover, procure, manage and deliver eBooks, eTextbooks, Apps and documents quickly and easily at scale to most any device including Kindles.

 

     2.  Covered area outside Ground Floor Classrooms

  Design examples only

**Spending and Investment Review

The PTA (FOSS) provides an important gap in providing resources, equipment and materials when the school is stretched by budget cuts. The school is bracing itself for extreme cuts to the forthcoming school budget.  The new budget will be presented to the school in February.  This may mean that the PTA (FOSS) will need to work with the school to review the budget constraints/cuts and assist with funding where necessary.  If this is the case, some of the fundraising and investment proposals for Spring/Summer will need reassessing in order to meet other immediate needs of the school.