The PTFA exists to support the school by holding a variety of events throughout the year to fund enrichment to the children’s learning experience and environment, which otherwise would not necessarily be possible to accommodate as part of the main school budget. It comprises parents, teachers and friends working together and aims to bring the wider school community together to enjoy each other’s company on family orientated occasions.
These include our popular annual Christmas and Summer Fayres, a Beetle Drive, a regular Family Quiz at The Bell Inn, several discos each year and refreshments being served at Sports Day. We are always looking for new ideas and volunteers so please consider joining us. We meet informally at The Bell and it is a great way to get to know other parents. Meeting dates are advertised in the school newsletter and there is a permanent open invitation!
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Projects that we have been proud to support recently include the purchase of staging to assist in school performances, digital cameras, ‘Read Write Inc’ reading books, the establishment of a school choir, the subsidising of school trips and a leavers’ treat to see The Tempest at Stafford Castle. Each teacher has also been invited in conjunction with the pupils this year to pick a classroom enhancement and chosen items include outdoor water equipment, a code and go robot mouse, lego sets for imaginary play, multiuse sports camera with microphone for recording, soft modelling dough and board games.
Funds are already allocated to improve IT provision and for the pond restoration project which in the autumn will be developed into an outdoor teaching and extra curricular resource (once the great crested newts have completed their breeding season!). Forthcoming priorities being considered are playground facilities, art provision and to further improve the environment overall to inspire the children in their learning. There is much demand for any funds we manage to raise and we would like to thank all those who have donated items or time and attended our events.
Ideas, suggestions and offers of help are always welcome, please speak to anyone of the current
PTFA who are:
- Chair: David Parr (Rupert, YR)
- Vice Chair: Ben Palmer (Beatrice ,Y2, Noah, YR)
- Secretary: Charlotte Ward (Wes, YR)
- Phil Carter (Spencer, YR)
- Amie Clinton (Isabelle, YR)
- Ally Heath (Beatrice, Y4)
- Dave Marsh (Jack, Y1, Harry, YR)
- Dave & Hayley Minard (Dylan Y4, George YR)
- Gerry Round (Harry Y5)
- Kate Weavell (Jake Y4, Georgie Y1)
If you are planning an event of your own the PTFA has three gazebos which are available to hire for a small donation. Please contact the office if interested.