The PTFA

PTFA Update Report! (2020/21)

We thought you would like to know what the PTFA has been up to in the first half of this school year! We’ve been busy trying to fundraise despite another lockdown or two, a school closure, and in line with government guidelines and school policy. It’s been very sad not to hold our normal big events like bonfire night, Christmas fair, and Easter eggstravaganza, but it hasn’t stopped us!

What have we raised this year so far?

£48 donation from Beauty Box

£50 donation from The Gardens Airbnb

£177 from our half term pumpkin trail

£623 from buying the children’s Christmas cards

£336 from our Bag2School clothing collection

£450 from the Christmas hamper raffle

£60 from the Christmas bear hunt trail

£50 so far from our Terracycle crisp packet recycling

And some of our weekly school lottery winners have generously donated their winnings to the PTFA!

 

We are also delighted to announce that we have secured a £1,000 grant from the Tesco Bags of Help scheme! This money will go towards providing an outdoor weather-proof classroom in Adventure Island, meaning that the area can be used for year round learning and play.

 

What have we been spending it on?

The school have gratefully been spending all this hard earned cash on our children! We have funded the loose part play equipment (crates, ropes, planks, tarpaulins etc) that the children have been using at break times to let their imaginations run wild. We have bought nearly fifty new books for the library that promote cultural diversity for all the year groups, and we provided crafting supplies for every class for some messy Christmas crafting sessions.

We also had an incredible donation from one set of parents, which the PTFA topped up, to enable the purchase of a whole school subscription to Spelling Frame, a brilliant tool both for home learning and back in the classroom!

Thank you!

The PTFA are so grateful to all the parents, carers, grandparents, and staff who help us fundraise to support our children’s learning, we couldn’t do it without your generosity and dedication, thank you.

Teri Murphy, PTFA Chair

Join us! Unable to meet in person this year, there is an ongoing PTFA meeting via WhatsApp, if you’d like to get involved then why not join the chat? Message Teri on 07909 798441 to join in!

 

SCHOOL LOTTERY

Will it be you this weekend? You have to be in it to win it! So buy a school lottery ticket from www.yourschoollottery.com We have a weekly jackpot winner from our school community every week, plus the chance to win other amazing non-cash prizes, this term it’s a £500 bike voucher!

CRISP PACKETS!

Don't forget to keep your crisp packets coming in to our collection bin outside the main entrance. We are collecting any brand crisp packets for recycling with Terracycle, so help us divert them from landfill and raise money for the PTFA at the same time!

 

 

Did you know you can support the PTFA everytime you shop online? Sign up to Easy Fundraising as your shopping portal, it's, well... easy! easyfundraising.org.uk

You can now sign up for Amazon Smile, so every time you make a purchase from Amazon, you'll be donating to the PTFA for free! smile.amazon.co.uk

PTFA Committee 2020-2021

following the PTFA AGM on November 15th, 2020

PTFA Chairperson

Teri Murphy (Rec/Y3) terilouisemurphy@yahoo.com

Deputy Chair 

Henry Odbert (Rec/Preschool) henry.odbert@gmail.com

PTFA Treasurer

Jon Leeson-Kings (Y3,6)  jonathan.kings@philips.com

PTFA Secretary

Kate Clemens (Y3) kate.clemens@hotmail.co.uk

 

Class PTFA Representatives 2020-2021

Pre-School

 Tanisha Ellis & Kelly Downs

Reception Class

 Georgia Trengove & Gemma Joyner

Year 1

 Terrie Hall & Kelly Rogers

Year 2

 Suzanne Henderson & Vicky Cozens

Year 3

 Rich Davey & Emily Wiley

Year 4

 Liza McLean & Pia Payne

Year 5

 Kelly Maguire & Rachel Taylor

Year 6

 Becky Smith

About the PTFA

The PTFA is the parent, teacher and friends association; all staff, parents, grandparents and carers of children in the school are automatically members. And we're pretty awesome. The PTFA organises fundraising events to help support the staff and pupils at the school, providing resources, equipment, activities and school trips. Schools are desperately underfunded by the government and sadly our contribution is vital to support our children's educational experience. 

In the last couple of years we have funded staging and lighting for the hall and new dictionaries and thesauruses for the classrooms. We regularly supply water bottles and crafting resources and we have arranged for yoga workshops, dance classes, and pottery lessons. We have funded numerous school trips including sending the school choir to the Voice In A Million event in London and sending the whole school to the theatre to see a pantomime, oh yes we did! We are currently building a school allotment, a sensory garden, and funding a whole host of improvements to the outside spaces of our beautiful school grounds. 

The PTFA is a registered charity headed by a committee, elected annually at the AGM, but you don't need to be a committee member to get involved! Look out for opportunities to bake, donate, volunteer, attend a meeting, or share your fundraising ideas. Approach a committee member in the playground (they don't bite!) or contact them via email (committee members emails above) or via the school office. 

 

2018/19/20 Outside Spaces Campaign

This year the PTFA are fundraising to improve our school's Outside Spaces, and our plans include creating a Wildflower Meadow, Sensory Garden, and Fitness Trail. This project will be ongoing as we landscape our new school grounds over the next few years.

We remain committed to providing classroom resources, school trips, and other enhancements to our children’s learning experience alongside this wider campaign.

 

My Name Tags

For every order of personalised labels for children's clothing and equipment, My Nametags.com will contribute 20% to the school. The more orders My Nametags receives the more it will donate. Please help us to return lost clothing and support the school's fundraising efforts by placing an order for labels with My Nametags. Every order placed when clicking on this link will be counted in the fundraising total for our school.

 

The Giving Machine

Join The Giving Machine for free and choose our school as a cause to support. You generate commissions by shopping online (with over 1,500 retailers including Amazon, Play.com, John Lewis, eBay, Sainsbury’s and Next). Every time you shop The Giving Machine converts your commissions into donations, you’re raising funds for free! Visit https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/how-it-works/ to sign up!

Minutes & Reports from PTFA meetings
 
Previous minutes and AGM reports can be downloaded below!