"I heard about the My School Fund initiative through our ESPO Account Manager. I was interested to see how it could generate income for the school as well as provide rewards for parents and staff – I liked how everyone can benefit from the scheme.
The registration process was really easy for the school and any parents that did have any problems were helped accordingly by the support team and their issues were resolved immediately.
To help encourage parents to sign up and link to our school we’ve used the free resources available from the My School Fund website such as web banners which we’ve put across our website. We’ve introduced parents to the scheme via ParentMail and incorporated it into our School Newsletter. We’ve also ordered free leaflets that we’ll include in children’s’ bookbags and add to packs for parents of our new reception children.
We’ve already spent the cashback earned so far from the scheme – we’re now the proud owners of a plastic storage box to store our playground equipment and the reception children are making toast with their very own toaster!
My advice to other schools looking to join My School Fund would be that it’s a quick, simple way for schools to generate much needed income and it really does reward the parents and staff that sign up to the scheme."
Kerry Brayshaw, School Business Manager - St Luke’s CE Primary School