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Sponsorship at Balsall Common Primary

I hope by now most of you know who I am, if not completely what it is that I do in school. I'm Howard Rose and since we changed to an academy my role has been to look for sponsorship, grants and apply for funding where available. I have also been able to develop relationships with local businesses. This supports the school to further enhance pupils’ education through ‘Real Life Learning’ or by funding some of the little extras.

If anyone wants to get involved, become a sponsor or just if you have any questions then please do not hesitate to stop me and ask, or feel free to contact me at the school on:

 

Phone

 01676 532254 ext 264

 

Mobile

 07989 515252

 

Email

 S2hrose@balsall-common.solihull.sch.uk

I am keen to forge further ties with local businesses so if anyone knows anybody who is looking to fulfil their Corporate & Social Responsibility (CSR), advertise or be involved with the school then please pass on their details to me or mine to them.

Some of you may have seen the 'sponsor a brick' campaign. This was done on the back of the hard work already carried out by the PTA.

Sponsorship wall at Balsall Common Primary

I have also launched the Balsall Common Primary Sponsors Wall where businesses can buy virtual bricks, add their company logo and link to their website. Companies can use the Sponsors Wall to tell us about special offers that they are offering to BCPS parents.

Our existing sponsor Atkinson Stilgoe was quick to jump on board and pledged a further £10,000 to the school over the next 4 years. This is the second time they have done this and so have now donated over £20,000. John Shepherd Select, who were very generous in giving £8,000 toward the new nursery garden have also supported the school in various other ways helping out with stage lighting, £3,500, and sponsoring various other events including the PTA Centenary Ball and ‘Stars in Their Eyes’.

PathwaysStandley & Co Solicitors, Signarama, Midshire Business Systems, M A Claims, Acclaimed Mortgages, Marriott Forrest of Arden, John Lewis, Balsall Common Dental, Utility Warehouse and Sainsbury’s have all been quick to follow. Please support them all in supporting us and visit their websites.

We have linked up with easyfundraising, this is a way everyone can support the school simply by buying goods through the easyfundraising website, these goods are often at a discounted rate so check here first !

We have also linked to borrowclub, where you can loan your goods for a fee and I have set up the BCPS Travel Club where you can search 1000’s of holidays at discount prices.

In the last two years I have gained £400 of cooking equipment, a new double oven & hand blenders for the Cooking Club, Seetar Tandoori in Kenilworth supported our Food Week by bringing lots of tasty treats, Oakes Farm have supplied all of the eggs for the Cooking Club and Forrest of Arden have supplied most of the ingredients as well as supporting the Cookathon.

I have also managed to secure £112,500 for the flat roof in KS1, £9,500 for disabled facilities in the pool, £1,500 to repair the KS1 Adventure Playground, £1,900 for sports kit and equipment and £132,724 for lighting upgrades and rewiring. We also won £2,000 for the Cookathon!

Midshire Business Systems now sponsor our Newsletter so not only is it in glorious colour, it is free to the school to print! I've gained numerous prizes for the school fetes and raffles where sponsors pledged meals, tools, gardening equipment, printers, coffee makers, an adrenalin day and a very large teddy!!

I organised delivery of the minibus and since then have arranged behind the scenes tours and trips to Prodrive Banbury, Monarch Airlines, The National Motor Cycle Museum, John Lewis, Marriott Forrest of Arden, Balfour Beatty, Oakes Farm, Birmingham Hippodrome, Ram Hall Farm, Network Rail and many other venues as well as getting businesses to visit us.

JD from Free Radio come in with his team and fixed the radio equipment. I also secured additional outside seating and some black boards for the key stage 1 playground. Nursery had an outside tap fitted, the play house has been re-felted and Nature Club has a Bug Hotel.

Many of the events have featured in the local press and copies can be found in the News section of the website.

Parents can sponsor a brick for their children via the forms in reception, so anything you can do to promote this will be much appreciated.

Howard Rose