Friends of Dysart School

 

FODS

 

 

 

 

 

 

About FODS

The Friends of Dysart School (FODS) is Dysart School’s fundraising and parent support group.  Its mission is to advance the education of the pupils of Dysart School and to promote and protect the physical and mental health of children with disabilities and their carers.  This will include, in particular but not exclusively, providing facilities or equipment that supports the school and developing effective relationships between the staff, parents and others associated with the school.

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FODS has been effective at fundraising in recent years and made significant contributions for the purchase of two new minibuses and a sensory garden.  FODS is looking to build on this success by engaging the local community further and planning some fun events.

Photos from the recent FODS Quiz Night at Dysart which raised over £400 for the school

Photos from the Cheese and Wine evening for new parents in September 2018 

Support FODS

Please consider if you could support us in one or more of the following ways:

  • Visit the school – we would be delighted to show you round
  • Come to a fundraising event (see below)
  • Donate a raffle prize

FODS is a registered charity (1137096) and can benefit from Gift Aid on personal donations.

FODS Trustees

We are delighted that FODS is led by parents, school staff and members of the community.

FODS Events Autumn 2019

Welcome New Parents Picnic (Bring Your Own Picnic) – Thursday 25th September 2019, 3pm to 5pm at Dysart

Quiz Night – Friday 8th Nov 2019, 7:30pm at Dysart

Christmas Event – Friday 6th December (Details TBC)

 

 

Co-Chairs Lucy Duncan and Alan Duncan (Parents) fods190@gmail.com

Treasurer Andrew Stodhart (Community member)

Secretary Miwa Stynes (Parent)

Natalie Schaverien (Parent)

Neil Taylor (Parent)

Nick Piper (Parent)

Leigh Edser (Dysart Principal)

Penny Jelbert (Dysart Business Manager)

 

You are rightly proud of your work around pupil wellbeing, and ensuring pupils are ready for learning.  This has enabled you to establish a calm and purposeful learning environment for pupils with considerable needs.

Ofsted 2019

Latest News

Christmas in the Community

Last Thursday, 22 students from Dysart went to Kingston to celebrate the start of Christmas. As part of Kingston’s Christmas celebrations, Dysart School was invited to sing in Kingston’s Marketplace along with other schools from OHCAT. The pupils sang a …

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Student Voice at Kingston Guildhall

On 21st November, one of our Year 11 students was invited to Kingston Guildhall to give a short presentation to members of the Accessibility and Mobility Committee.  He very clearly and confidently gave them feedback about his recent experiences of Kingston …

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Dysart Celebrates Children in Need

On Friday 15th November, we held a celebration day for Children in Need. Across the school, lots of different fun activities were organised. Staff and pupils dressed up for the occasion and the day culminated in a whole-school fun disco …

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Lower School Residential A Huge Success

Two groups of pupils from our Lower School department visited Butlins during the week beginning 14th October for a residential visit. The first group visited from Monday to Wednesday, with the second group visiting from Wednesday to Friday. Pupils took …

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