Special School Fund
Our children benefit from some excellent facilities and generous allocations of additional adult support. We are keen to provide high quality resources across the whole curriculum, ensuring that children here have access to an excellent, well-resourced education full of memorable experiences. Giving children access to the right opportunities and providing high quality resources make a real difference to their progress. Parents play a big part in helping us to create an environment which promotes and supports learning in exciting ways.
The realities of funding for schools
Each year we identify essentials which the school can afford to provide from the main budget and other funds direct from government sources. Then we identify projects for which we can seek sponsorship or make use of donations.
Special School Fund
Many of the developments that we have been able to make in and around school have either directly or indirectly been possible as a result of donations to the Special School Fund. Many parents at Tadworth already contribute voluntarily to the fund through monthly standing order contributions - the amount given, is up to the individual. Our PTA also works hard to fundraise for specific projects. The support of parents has been invaluable and has really helped the school to develop.
If each family donated £5.00 per child per month, with gift aid, we would be provided with an additional income of over £25,000 a year.
We have, in recent years, used the funding that the Special School Fund has generated to support computing at Tadworth. As you can imagine, keeping up-to-date with technology costs a significant amount of money. We are keen to offer more than just the bare minimum to our children who are growing up in a digital age. Whilst we will continue to focus on basic skills too, including encouraging children to develop a love of reading, we also want the children to be highly skilled in their use of computers.
We are also looking at ways to maximise the use of our wonderful outdoor spaces and are currently working to develop a Forest School at Tadworth. Forest School is a child-centred inspirational learning process, that offers opportunities for holistic growth through regular sessions. It is a program that supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting. We are fortunate to have access to an ideal environment for this initiative within our grounds but to help ensure that our Forest School is sustainable we need to establish a funding stream to support this.
The names of contributing families and the amounts of individual contributions are kept completely confidential.
If you would like to contribute to the Special School Fund, please either set up a standing order via online banking or complete the form foudn by following the link below. If you are a UK taxpayer completing the Gift Aid form will allow us to reclaim tax paid on your contribution.
Special School Fund donation forms are available to download below and are also available from the Front Reception Desk in school.