What is FoQM?
Friends of Queen’s Manor (FoQM) is a group for all parents, carers, QM staff and the community around. All parents and carers are automatically members of FoQM, so we have a wide and varied membership which reflects the school we support.
FoQM is managed by the Committee and led by the Chair. Elections take place once a year at the Annual General Meeting.
- To organise and run events that are fun and engaging for the children
- To create a strong sense of community and belonging for everyone within the school environment
- To raise money for specific school initiatives to further support children’s development and learning experience
Where Does the Raised Money Go?
Over the years, FoQM has sponsored different experiences across all age groups. Those include
- Individual trips for each of the classes
- Fun packed days to support geography, maths, literature, French and other school organised activities
- Digital and live performances
FoQM has also invested in different areas around the school, including
- Lighting and sound system in the school hall
- Multi oscillating cooling fans
- Playtime equipment
- Wide range cultural books … and many more
Would You Like to Get Involved?
None of this could have been achieved without the help of parents, guardians and carers giving up their time, skills, ideas and inspiration. Thank you!
There is a variety of options how you can contribute.
- Join WhatsApp volunteering group – no obligation, just raise your hand when you are happy to help, often just 1 hour of your time (QR code for WhatsApp in on the playground Info Board at school).
- Provide expertise (eg. designing/updating website, occasional building works or helping with various tasks at a summer fair)
- Reach out to your network to get different donations (food for the summer fair, entry tickets to kids’ activities centres, gift vouchers for raffles, etc)
- Ask your employer if they would join in “match funding”, pledging to match a sum of money the employee has either raised or donated to FoQM
or Facebook to check what is going on including when you can volunteer with us.
For anyone who cannot commit any time but is willing to help, any monetary donation, however small or big will be much appreciated. THANK YOU! To Donate go here .
It takes 2 minutes to sign up. 4,500+ shops will donate to us for free every time you shop with them at no extra cost to you!
To activate click here .
You can also get in-browser reminders.
QM Amazon Wishlist
Regularly updated by the teachers, Amazon Wishlist is the place where you can make a direct impact by purchasing the items that will be delivered straight to the school. Just go through the link here, choose the items you would like to purchase and proceed to checkout in your usual manner indicatng the delivery QM address.
How the Lottery works
- £1 per ticket: That's right, unlike many other lotteries, our lottery tickets are only £1 per week.
- Help us do more: For every ticket you play, 76% goes to our school and prizes.
- £25,000 grand prize: Match all 6 numbers and you win the JACKPOT!
To join go here
- Create your own page and link it to FoQM from here
- Participate in hosting an estate agent board outside of your property for a month – it is usually done before a fair or another big event when we ask you to provide the address details.
Remember, your relatives and friends can also be a part of it – at no cost to you or them!
Subscribe to FoQM Calendar
To get updates real time, you can subscribe and add FoQM Calendar to any other of your calendars you regularly use.
To set up there are two options (you will need to use one of the links towards FoQM calendar):
Do you need help in setting it up? We are happy to organise a quick face-to-face session at the drop off/pick up time. Please, drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org
Have got a question or an idea you think is worth exploring?
Drop us an email to email@example.com, speak to you class Rep (offline or through WhatsApp) or come over for a chat at the gate with any Committee member!