School Association

The St John’s Special School Association (SJSSA) is a registered charity and all families with children attending St John’s, as well as staff, are members.

A committee made up of parents, staff and friends work with the school to raise funds and hold events to benefit the school and its pupils. We also receive generous donations from individuals and local organisations. We are proud to have been involved in many projects, including:

  • A greenhouse and allotment garden at the Biddenham Annexe;
  • The playground pirate ship and various play equipment;
  • Refurbishment of the Interactive Light and Sound Room;
  • Refurbishment of the Soft Play area;
  • Creation and furnishing the Family Room;
  • A purpose built canopy outside one of the Lower Phase classrooms to create extra teaching and learning space;
  • Funding the After School Club climbing sessions at the Kempston Outdoor Centre;
  • Subsidising the annual residential trips for pupils and students;
  • Enhancement of the Lower Phase play area by purchasing a variety of play equipment and refurbishing the sand pit;
  • Funding theatre performances at St John’s;
  • Producing annually a St John’s calendar which is circulated to all families.

Committee meetings are held once a month and are informal and friendly. The meetings discuss future fundraising activities and are also an opportunity to make decisions on funding applications from the school and deciding how our funds will be spent benefiting the pupils.

Meeting Dates for 2015
Tuesday 3rd February 2015  –  SJSSA Meeting
Tuesday 10th March 2015  –  SJSSA Meeting
Tuesday 14th April 2015  –  SJSSA Meeting
Tuesday 12th May 2015  –  SJSSA Meeting
Tuesday 9th June 2015  –  SJSSA Meeting
Saturday 4th July 2015  –  St John’s Family Fun Day
Tuesday 8th September 2015  –  SJSSA Meeting
Tuesday 6th October 2015  –  SJSSA AGM Meeting
Tuesday 10th November 2015  –  SJSSA Meeting
Sunday 6th December 2015  –  SJSSA Xmas Fayre

Meeting Dates for 2016
Tuesday 2nd February 2016  –  SJSSA Meeting
Tuesday 8th March 2016  –  SJSSA Meeting
Tuesday 12th April 2016  –  SJSSA Meeting
Tuesday 10th May 2016  –  SJSSA Meeting
Friday 20th May 2016  –  SJSSA Event Night
Tuesday 7th June 2016  –  SJSSA Meeting

If you would like to be part of the committee or can spare a few hours a year to help at an event we would love to hear from you.

If you would like more information about the Association please contact Jo Jones, Chairperson, SJSSA, via the school office