What Can My Company Do?

The Collett School for Special Educational Needs transforms the lives of young people and their families throughout Hertfordshire and is supported by Friends of Collett. The Collett School is a very special school attended by children from all over Hertfordshire and the neighbouring counties. Our children have many syndromes, including Down’s, and 50% of our children have autism. Two of our pupils have a very rare diagnosis – one who is one of only two in the world and another who is one of only six in the world. Almost half of our children are under the care of Great Ormond Street Hospital. Nearly 50% of our pupils come from financially disadvantaged backgrounds; some are in care, fostered and many have parents who have special needs themselves. Catering for four to 17 year olds, we are one of the lowest funded MLT schools in Hertfordshire. 93% of our Local Authority Funding is used for the necessary high ratio of staff leaving, 7% to cover everything from loo rolls to books. Therefore, even necessities at the school are a fundraising issue.
This however is the only way in which the school is poor. We are an innovative and happy school which families across the county fight to send their children to and we are therefore oversubscribed.

The Collett School is striving to become a flagship for special education by changing the perception of our children and the way they learn and grow. Our mission is to support the children to grow in confidence and gain as much independence as possible, allowing them to be part of society and to contribute to the community. We have been highly proactive in achieving as much as we can with little money and hard graft from the staff, our parents and pupils. We are now in a position that we need help!

We have been required to have more children with complex needs without additional funding and, although this is important to us, we need support in being able to provide suitable and effective equipment. We are trying all possible avenues to raise these desperately needed funds but are trying to be proactive and raise as much as we can ourselves.

We want to raise awareness of our school and special educational needs. For many years our school has been hidden away we want to change this and take away the fears many people have about special educational needs and thus improve our children's chances in the world.

At The Collett School, we understand that organisations have targets of their own and believe that by working together in a mutually beneficial partnership, we can not only help you to achieve your own objectives, but that you can help us to continue to provide our vital support for our children. We are proud of the relationships we have with our corporate supporters, whether they be small local businesses or large multi-nationals, and we are always looking for new and exciting ways to work together.

Our Corporate Partners

Join the Corporate Partners and enhance your company's reputation in your local community.

Enjoy increased opportunities for web, social media and local press coverage and boost staff morale by demonstrating your commitment to a local cause.

You can join the Corporate Partner Network by becoming a Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze Partner and help us to make a real difference to the lives of those we care for.

As a Corporate Partner you can:
  • Create positive PR to help build your brand and company profile in the local community
  • Open new media opportunities through our press and publicity connections and materials
  • Inspire and motivate your employees by demonstrating your commitment to a local cause and encouraging their own fundraising activities – everyone can get involved
  • Display The Collett School logo on your website as well as being listed in the Corporate Partner pages on our website to demonstrate your investment in and commitment to the local community and engage your clients. With over 1,500 impressions on Twitter per day, you can be sure we will help drive more traffic to your site by promoting you on social media
  • Display your Corporate Partner Certificate on your premises for everyone to see
  • Fulfil your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) requirement with minimum impact on your company’s time and resources.

  • Join our network as:
    A Bronze Partner: £25 per month
    A Silver Partner: £50 per month – can display our logo on your website and your logo on the school website
    A Gold Partner: £100 per month – can display our logo on your website and your logo on the school website. You will also be able to arrange a cheque presentation and accompanying publicity
    A Platinum Partner: £200 per month – can do all of the above and also feature in our regular newsletters.

    **please be aware that the direct debit link is not yet active**
    To join our Corporate Partner Network you can set up a Direct Debit online here. Make sure you select ‘I am a Corporate Partner’ in the reason for donation.

    To find out more please email harry.crawford@collett.herts.sch.uk

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    Charity of the Year

    Nominate The Collett School as your Charity of the Year and motivate and inspire your employees, customers and suppliers to raise as much money as they can for the school and have fun in the process. We will develop an exciting and mutually beneficial partnership by supporting your events and helping you to engage the enthusiasm of your employees and customers.

    By nominating us as your Charity of the Year, you can:
  • Boost staff morale by working together to achieve something special – everyone can get involved
  • Enhance your company’s ethos and values in a proactive and fun way
  • Improve interaction between your departments and thereby improve results
  • Create positive PR to help build your brand and company profile across your organisation and in the local community
  • Open new media opportunities through The Collett School press and publicity connections and materials
  • Display The Collett School logo on your website as well as having visibility on our website to demonstrate your commitment to the community and engage your clients. With over 1,500 impressions on Twitter per day, you can be sure we will help drive more traffic to your site by promoting you on social media
  • Fulfil your Corporate Responsibility (CSR) requirement with minimum impact on your company's time and resources

  • Our current Charity of the Year companies include:
    Hightown
    Warner Bros

    To find out more please email
    harry.crawford@collett.herts.sch.uk

    Corporate Sponsorship

    The Collett School is looking to establish long-term corporate relationships which will provide numerous commercial benefits to organisations and corporate brands. Our overall aim is to ensure that our event costs are covered, allowing all sponsorship raised by our participants to go directly towards our pupils.

    As a Corporate Sponsor you can:
  • Create positive PR to help build your brand and company profile in the local community through targeted marketing and PR with your name & logo on pre-event publicity, merchandising or event materials
  • Gain access to new audiences who are already involved with our organisation which enjoys a strong reputation locally
  • Open new media opportunities through our press and publicity including social media, radio, press & relevant newsletters and bulletins
  • Display The Collett School logo on your website as well as being listed in the Corporate pages on our website. This demonstrates to your staff and customers that you are committed to the community and your social awareness obligations. With over 1,500 impressions on Twitter per day, you can be sure we will help drive more traffic to your site by promoting you on social media

  • Our Corporate Sponsors currently include:
    Osbourne
    Hightown
    Sopra Steria
    Warner Bros
    UCNS
    Lockers Park School
    Britvic

    To join or to find out more please email
    harry.crawford@collett.herts.sch.uk

    Join In and Make a Difference

    Whether you want to organise your own event or join one of our existing challenge events, we'll give you all the support you need.

    Staff fundraising - get everyone to join in through individual events like dress down days, bake offs, car washing, quizzes etc. to raise funds for The Collett School.

    Staff challenges - enter individuals or teams in one of our 'extreme' challenges, such as skydiving, wingwalking, firewalking, trekking or cycle rides. Or enter a team in our Race Night which takes place every year.

    Volunteers - come and work in our grounds, our shops, or on specific projects around the building and enjoy doing something different for a day, encouraging team building and rapport.

    By getting involved and joining in, your company can:
  • Boost staff morale and increase team building by channelling your employees' enthusiasm as you work together to achieve something special - everyone can get involved
  • Enhance your company's ethos and values in a proactive and fun way
  • Improve interaction between your departments and thereby improve results
  • Create positive PR to help build your brand and company profile across your organisation and in the local community
  • Open new media opportunities through our press and publicity connections and materials

  • To find out more please email
    harry.crawford@collett.herts.sch.uk

    Promotions and Gifts in Kind

    Information on cause related marketing and gifts you can make to the school.

    Promotions


    Cause Related Marketing has become an increasingly important element of any company’s activities and is a great way for local and national companies to support us. Join one of our numerous organisations who support us by running an exciting variety of promotions including:
    **work in progress**

    Gifts in Kind


    It isn’t all about the money. You can help the school by donating equipment, food, services, expertise or even allowing us access to a venue free of charge.

    We are also always in need of great prizes to give away at auctions and raffles many of which can generate much more than their actual value.

    To find out more please email
    harry.crawford@collett.herts.sch.uk

    Matched and Payroll Giving

    Matched Giving
    You can increase the value of your employee’s gift by matching their gift or by putting a cap on the gift so that you maintain control. Many companies find this a great way to support and incentivise staff both in their fundraising and their work and sends out a positive message to your colleagues, customers and suppliers.

    Payroll Giving
    Payroll Giving is one of the easiest and most flexible ways to give to The Collett School.

    All your employees’ donations are sent directly to a Payroll Giving Agency (PGA) who will handle the transfer of funds directly to the school. This makes it easy for your staff to support us in the most highly tax efficient manner. It is the only way of giving to charity that allows full tax relief on donations, and there are virtually no set-up costs.

    By matched or payroll giving you can:
  • Boost staff morale and encourage team building by rewarding staff for their generosity
  • Enhance your company's ethos and values
  • Reduce your corporate tax which is not payable on money used to match the gift
  • Create positive PR to help build your brand and company profile across your organisation

  • To find out more please email
    harry.crawford@collett.herts.sch.uk