I feel privileged to work alongside our Trustees, Rebecca Crean our Head Teacher, and with our whole school community and far beyond the school gates. We have a bond and common purpose: To give our young people the best possible education experience at TGS, so that they leave school ready to make their own positive contribution to our shared world.
School Vision steers the focus of our work, and our office procedures and processes, approved by the Trustees, adhere to highly professional standards.
Working together we can provide extended opportunities and resources in inspiring facilities for each and every student irrespective of their personal financial circumstances. There is a priceless value to the very generous and personalised offers of voluntary time and professional expertise. Our fundraising provides opportunities and facilities that the state grant funding sources do not afford. When we can meet their highly competitive criteria, we are enormously grateful for grant awards from private Trusts and Foundations.
Engagement and Fundraising is voluntary and is entirely separate from the education of a child in school.
Tonbridge Grammar School is HMRC registered for gift aid and this means that School and donors can benefit from the UK’s personal tax incentives of gift aid, payroll giving, and other personal charitable giving schemes.
As a schools development professional with over 15 years’ experience, I adhere closely to professional best practice and fundraising guidelines, I meet with and mentor other schools and represent state schools as a speaker at fundraising conferences and workshops.
I have my own set of principles which guide my work. These are: Every offer of time and expertise and every gift is important and each is equally deserving of thanks and recognition. Giving is highly personal and confidential. I don’t ask of others what I am not prepared to engage with myself.
We can only achieve all this as a Team. I warmly invite you to get in touch with me.
Mrs Pippa Blackstone
Director of Development and Alumni Relations-01732 365125 firstname.lastname@example.org
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