Once any money is raised from an event it is banked straight away. Following this the decisions on how to spend the money are discussed and agreed at Friends meetings. Please see the Latest News section for details of how funds have been used recently.
Mr Weale, Headmaster of Shebbear College, will usually have a ‘wish list’ of items that the school would like to purchase. Sometimes this will be as a result of the children requesting specific items or equipment. At other times the request might come from a teacher asking for resources to improve a particular area of the curriculum or school environment.
In the main the Friends funds are for the ‘extras’ not provided by the school budget, that make our children’s learning experiences so much more fulfilling and exciting.
Friends funds are not generally spent on improving the fabric of the school buildings as this is the responsibility of the school Governing Body. Our constitution commits the Friends of Shebbear College to spending money on things that will benefit the children directly.
The money we raise is usually spent fairly quickly. In this way, you can be sure that in supporting our school, the children will feel the benefit as soon as possible, along with everybody else.