The Role of the 'Friends of Caldicott'

16 September 2021


An amazing committee made up of our lovely parents, the Friends of Caldicott, meet regularly throughout the year to plan social events and fundraising occasions for the whole Caldicott community. These events provide a great opportunity for the parents of Caldicott to come together and celebrate the community; something we all yearn for after the last 18 months.

A new academic year means a new Chair, and so we welcome Karen Kumar, who chaired her first meeting on Tuesday. As she puts it, ‘Caldicott is a school that has played a strong role in our family. Our eldest, Hari, is in 6th Form and Hari’s father (Dev) and uncle both attended Caldicott in the 80s and 90s respectively. Our youngest will hopefully start Caldicott in September 2022. On a personal level, I am very drawn to the idea of being part of a group of Caldicott parents who were able to fundraise in support of the school, pupils, teachers and future pupils. It also a wonderful opportunity to meet closely with parents of different year groups across the school and to have some fun in the process.’

We’re delighted to have Karen chairing the committee and can’t wait for a year of exciting events. We asked how she is feeling about the coming year:

‘Very excited. We have a wonderful team of passionate members who all share my enthusiasm for getting back to all the wonderful events that COVID has denied us over the past 18 months. With this being our sixth year at the school as a family, Dev and I are really keen to meet and welcome lots of new families to the school and share the wonderful experiences and events that we have enjoyed at the school with our eldest. I’m also slightly apprehensive given the phenomenal work that the outgoing Chair, Julia, and her husband, Steve, did over the past year through this pandemic.’

Julia certainly did a great job, especially considering the constant hurdles faced, which makes succeeding her no mean feat. However, Karen’s enthusiasm and tenacity means we are assured in the knowledge that the Caldicott community is in for a very exciting year ahead.