FRIENDS OF LOCKINGTON SCHOOL
CONSTITUTION ADOPTED ANNUALLY AT THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
- The name of the Association shall be “The Friends of Lockington School”
- The objective of the Association is to advance the education of the pupils in the school.
In furtherance of this object the Association may:-
- a) Develop more extended relationships between the staff, parents and others associated with the school.
- b) Engage in activities which support the school and advance the education of the pupils attending it.
- c) Provide and assist in the provision of such facilities or items for the education at the school (not provided from statutory funds) as the committee in consultation with the Governing Body shall from time to time determine.
- The Association shall be non-party political and non-sectarian.
- The Association shall take out Public Liability and Personal Accident Insurance to cover it's meetings, activities, Officers and Committee.
- The Association may appoint a President.
- The names of the Vice Presidents shall be submitted at the Annual General Meeting.
- Membership shall consist of all parents and/or guardians of pupils attending the school and all the teachers.
- The management of the Association shall be vested in a Committee consisting of the following Officers:- Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer together with at least 5 other members.
- The Officers and Committee shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting and shall serve until the commencement of the next Annual General Meeting.
- Three members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum.
- The Committee shall have the power too co-opt a maximum of two.
- The Committee may appoint sub-committees, as it deems necessary and shall prescribe their function provided that all acts and proceedings of any such sub-committee shall be reported to the Committee as soon as possible and provide further that no such sub-committee shall expend funds of the Association otherwise that in accordance with a budget agreed by the Committee.
- Committee Meetings shall be held at least once each term.
- The Annual General Meeting will be held in the second half of the Autumn Term and will be called by 21 days written notice to members (i.e. all parents, guardians and staff) specifying the business to be transacted. At the A.G.M., the Chair shall be taken by either the outgoing or the incoming Chairperson, at their discretion.
- Nominations shall be proposed and seconded by members and should have the consent of the nominee. Nominations may be made at any time until the election process has been completed.
- The Committee may fill casual vacancies by co-option until the next Annual General Meeting.
- One Auditor, who is not a member of the Committee shall be elected annually at the A.G.M. to audit the accounts and books of the association.
- Special General Meetings may be called at the written request of a minimum of 5 members.
- Thirty days notice shall be given of any Special General Meetings to all members of the Association.
- The Honorary Treasurer shall be responsible for keeping account of all Income and Expenditure and shall present a Financial Report to all Committee Meetings and shall present the accounts duly audited for approval by the members at the Annual General Meeting.
- Bank Account(s) shall be operated in the name of the Association and withdrawals shall be made in the signature of any two of the Officers of the Association.
- The Financial year shall commence 1st September until 31st August annually.
- Any matter not provided for in the constitution and concerning the organisation and activities of the Association shall be dealt with by the Committee whose decision shall be final.
- No alteration to this Constitution may be made except at the Annual General Meeting or a Special General Meeting called for this purpose. No amendments or alterations shall be made without the prior written permission of The Charity Commission to Clauses 2, 24 and 25 and no alteration shall be made which could cause the Association to cease to be a Charity in Law. Alterations to the Constitution shall receive the assent of two thirds of the members present and voting at an A.G.M. Or Special General Meeting.
- The Association may be dissolved by a resolution presented at a Special General Meeting called for this. The resolution must have the assent of two thirds of those present and voting. Such resolution may give instructions for the disposal of any assets remaining after satisfying any outstanding debts and liabilities. These assets shall not be distributed among the members of the Association, but will be given to the school for the benefit of the children of the school, or in the event of a school closure, to the school to which the majority of the children of the closing school will go, in any manner which is exclusively charitable in law. If effect cannot be given to this provision then the assets can be given to some other charitable purpose.