The Governing Body, the PSA and the school are all too aware of the projects we’d like to deliver, but no matter how creative and strategic our financial planning is, the bottom line is that we currently can’t get anywhere near the end of our ‘to do’ list. And that ‘to do’ list isn’t just ‘nice to haves’.
We know we need to install additional students’ toilets (with support from the Local Authority), improve our sports facilities and changing rooms, upgrade and enhance the school’s computer network, build a rain and sun shade outside and maintain our drive for sustainability. We are also considering improving our internal communications capability by installing a Tannoy public address system that would significantly enhance our site security and responses to any emergency situation. However, at the moment, we simply don’t have the budget to do so.
Other schools in Haringey and across the country already ask parents and carers to contribute. We’re not leading the way here, but we feel that now is the right time to ask our parents and carers to contribute.