Sunday, 11 November 2018

at The Cherwell School
                    Welcome to Cherwell!

You are joining a vibrant community of students, staff and parents. We all play an essential role in making this school the dynamic place it is.

As parents we are all partners in our children’s education.

If you are a new parent, you will discover the many fantastic things about our school. There is always room for improvement.

Join in and help to make our children’s Cherwell years a great experience

Opportunities to get involved in our school community are listed below.
Please take a moment to read about them and then select one or more that interest you by ticking the boxes in the form on the back and returning it to the PTA stall, or please get in touch directly using the given email addresses provided for each

Gardens & Outdoor environment       Caroline Johnson
Help in the upkeep and development of our outdoor spaces. If you enjoy gardening or just being outdoors, this is for you. Two hours about 6 times per year, no expertise required – only enthusiasm!

Recycling and Environmental impact             Jane Patten   
If you are interested in helping to reduce the school’s environmental impact and improve recycling, your time & participation supporting the school and ‘Cherwell Earth’ student group will be much valued, as we seek to implement new initiatives. Please also reduce single-use plastic at school (e.g. in packed lunches)!

Cycling & safe travel to school, CTAG
The Cherwell Travel Action Group (CTAG) is a small, friendly group comprising parents, a teacher and a councillor. We meet once every term to discuss how to make travel to and from school safer and more environmentally sustainable. Please help us with this vital aspect of school life.

Parentalk – help run the Cherwell Parenting Course
The Cherwell Parenting Course is in its fourth year (next course Jan – March 2019). Not to be missed – an opportunity for all of us to learn together and support one another in our parenting. Help needed to run the course – admin, hosting, facilitating.

Cherwell mental health and wellbeing
Mental health and wellbeing of staff, students and parents & carers is of paramount importance at Cherwell. We all have a role in encouraging good mental health and wellbeing in our school community. If you have expertise or simply an interest and willingness to help, we’d love to hear from you.

Fundraising             Alex Thomas 
You have arrived at the school at an exciting time. We have big plans for the coming years and would like those with experience and interest in fundraising to be part of the future developments.

Year Rep Network   
Our parent community depends on smooth and effective communication with one another. This is much harder to achieve at secondary school than at primary due to the loss of the ‘school gate effect’. We are looking for parents (in all year groups!) to be part of the dynamic Year Rep Network that enables parent-to-parent support and representing the parent voice to the school.

Do you have the occasional hour or two you can give to volunteer at school? If so please sign up to our volunteer list, if you are happy to be contacted as and when opportunities to volunteer arise (e.g. administrative tasks, providing refreshments at events, assist projects)

Library          Ms Bonsaver                      
We have a fantastic library and an inspirational librarian who is always looking for parental help and support to improve all that’s on offer. Help is gladly received either for one-off events or on an occasional basis.

And if you have any ideas that are not mentioned here – we’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch


Please tear off and return to PTA stall, or contact the above email addresses directly:

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Name:___________________________  Email address: _____________________________

Please tick (this indicates consent for the project leader to contact you and to retain your details until you ask to be removed from the contact list)

ü Tick if interested
Groups / initiatives needing parent support and participation

Gardens & outdoor environment

Recycling and environmental impact

CTAG – cycling & safe travel to school

Parenting course

Mental health and wellbeing


Parent representative



Other idea, please describe:

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