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FOWS Update 06.10.23

By Jo Watsom, Chair of FOWS

Plant donations

In a recent newsletter, we reached out to seek assistance in revitalising the planters outside the school office, and we had a couple of positive responses so far.

We would like to express our sincere thanks to those parents who have already donated plants, as well as to Nottcuts Garden Centre, which kindly provided us with both plants and compost.

However, we still have a couple of planters that are in need of some greenery to complete our project. If you have any unwanted plants that you would be willing to donate to help brighten up our school surroundings, or if you can spare some of your time and expertise to assist us in maintaining these planters, we would greatly appreciate your support.

Please feel free to contact us at if you are interested in contributing to this initiative. Your involvement will help to create a more welcoming and pleasant environment for our students, staff and visitors

Thank you for your continued support in making our school a better place.

AGM final reminder

We invite you to the FOWS upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM), where we will reflect on our past year's accomplishments and set the course for the future. Your presence and participation are highly valued.

Date: Tuesday, October 10th 2023

Time: 7:00-7:40 PM Location: Staff Room, Orton Wistow Primary School

For those who are unable to join us in person, we have arranged a Zoom link to ensure your remote participation. Please find the Zoom link below:

Meeting ID: 992 0136 3244

Passcode: 3eU9Kv

The agenda for our AGM is as follows:

  • Welcome
  • Apologies
  • Approval of Minutes from the previous AGM & Matters Arising from the previous AGM
  • Statements:
    • Report from the Chair & Treasurer
  • Committee Matters:
      • Appointments of Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer
      • Parent Representative
  • Governance:
    • Adoption of the Constitution
    • Adoption of Policies
    • Charity Status Discussion
  • Finance:
    • Proposal to Move Bank Account from Barclays to Metro Bank
  • Any Other Business (AOB)

We kindly ask that if you intend to participate in the AGM, you review the documents available at this link beforehand FOWS Governance DOCS ( Please be aware that, owing to time constraints during the event, we won't be able to go through them during the meeting, and we will assume they have been read