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  • Reception 93.61%
  • Year 1 94.11%
  • Year 2 96.62%
  • Year 3 95.83%
  • Year 4 95.75%
  • Year 5 95.74%
  • Year 6 95.34%

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Clore Tikva School Foundation

Clore Tikva is a Voluntary Aided school – as such it only receives 90% of its funding from the Government. The remaining 10% must be raised by the Clore Tikva School Foundation.

 

The school`s Trust was set up to build and operate the school and now has the responsibility to safeguard the pluralistic ethos and faith status of the school.

 

Whilst Bet Sefer Ltd is the legal entity it is more commonly known as the Clore Tikva School Foundation.

 

It is the responsibility of the foundation to provide the essential funding requirements for the enriching activities that make Clore Tikva a top choice school for the wider Essex Jewish community.

 

The core fund raising effort to cover these costs are the essential parental voluntary contributions that guarantee the school can continue deliver, not just the Jewish education that so many of you know and love but the essentials that are required to keep the school running.

 

Government funding covers most of the teaching and learning in the National Curriculum subjects, together with limited funding (up to 90%) for the building and maintenance, however school budgets are increasingly being squeezed by Government policy. Clore Tikva faces a more acute problem as it already receives less due to its voluntary aided faith status. As such we rely heavily on parents paying their requested voluntary contributions.

 

There is no government funding for the children’s Jewish education and all the aspects that make Clore Tikva such a wonderful, warm and spiritual school.

 

The shortfall of 10% that the Trust must raise for the school must pay for all building maintenance; Ivrit and Jewish studies education; our weekly Shabbat experience; and our excellent security team. Increasingly so, we are also increasingly covering costs of curriculum items required to provide outstanding education to the students, but no longer paid for by the Government, such as a full pencil case for each child; coding equipment; text books; state of the art white boards; and playground facilities.

 

Besides parental voluntary contributions the foundation also has a fund-raising arm called FACT run by an outstanding and dedicated team of volunteer parents who organise fantastic events throughout the year for students and parents to help raise additional funds for the school. Please support them by volunteering your help and participating in these events where you can to continue to make them a success.

 

The Clore Tikva School Foundation prides itself on helping to prepare children and their families for life long engagement with the community – we are also mindful that the school is home to children of a variety of faiths – something we are proud of – and we pride ourselves on teaching these children to be outstanding members of the community through Jewish values. This too is catered for through the foundation.

 

The table below gives the recommended amount for the voluntary Parental Contributions and the ways to pay. HMRC also allows you to gift aid your donations so for every £100.00 donated HMRC gives us an extra £25.00. Please click below for a Gift Aid Form.

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Providing a Gift

In addition to the above, and in light of the current budgetary constraints affecting all schools in the UK, the Foundation has created a wish list of items for which the Government does not provide enough funding for, but which would directly and greatly benefit the learning and education experience that Clore Tikva would be able to provide to your children. These range from curriculum items such as new reading books and dictionaries for the classrooms to larger items such as new computers, iPads and coding equipment.

 

If you have interest in gifting the school a financial sum (either named or anonymously) and would like to either allocate it to one or more of the below items please speak to Valerie Garnelas in the school office or arrange a meeting with Paul Bourne, the Chair of the Foundation – the school would be hugely grateful for any support you are able to offer.

 

GIFT COST
Digital Cameras for each Class and Learning
Group + Memory Cards and Cases
(Canon Ixus 190 + 32 GB SD Card + Case )
Could be purchased as a bundle or separately
(approx. £120 per item)
£1,600
 
Headphones for student laptop use and Lexia
Learning Programme (approx. £10 per item)
£650
 
16 CD Players for each Classroom
(approx. £50 per item)
£800
Read Write Inc. Phonics Programme Resources £2,000
Key Stage 1 Reading Books
(Can be purchased in Reading Band Bundles for approx £200)
£3,000
Key Stage 2 Guided Resources £2,000
20 x Clicker 7 Writing Programme Licenses £1,500
Security Intercom System £8,000
Coding Equipment to support the Curriculum £5,000
22 iPads, Protective Cases and Secure Charging Unit £8,500
New IT Suite to include New Windows Desktop Computers
New Windows Laptop Computers
New Cloud-Based IT Platform
£30,000 –
£50,000
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