Friends of INA
Following a meeting on Monday the 11th of November, the Friends of INA elected the following individuals to key roles:
- Naseema Akram - Chair
- Abdullah Muhammad - Co Chair
- Rupinder Bimrah - Treasurer
- Anju Duggal - Secretary
In 2013-14 a Friends of INA (FOINA) was formed, led by Assistant Principal Sugra Alibhai-Watson. FOINA has members who are both primary and secondary parents and all parents/carers are welcome to join, getting as involved as they wish/time allows. Each year FOINA organises fundraising and social events. The monies raised by FOINA are used to purchase resources and equipment for curriculum areas e.g. cameras and musical instruments and to buy in theatre groups and subject expects, e.g. the Bug man in Science.
At INA we also work hard to make links with the local community. Each Christmas we host a Community Party for elderly residents of Ilford. We lay on an afternoon tea, give cards and presents, play bingo and have musical and dramatic performances. We support local charities and fundraising initiatives, such as the Trestle Trust for homeless people. We have linked with the South Park Action Group to work on environmental projects.
A number of community groups use our school facilities out of hours. We offer advantageous lettings rates to local community groups. (We also let our sports hall and other facilities for private functions.) Please contact our Finance and Resources Director, Helen Chamberlain, for more information.