Our excellent Parent Teacher & Friends Association organises: Football Events, Coffee Mornings, Foundation Bedtime Stories... fundraising events such as the Summer Fayre, Christmas Fayre, Bingo, Quiz Nights and more! These events raise vital funds for the school and this year have paid for visits, theatre trips, ICT and sporting equipment. The PTFA may have to think creatively about how to safely manage fundraising this year - watch out for new ideas!
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The PTFA have successfully raised a staggering amount for the school. This is made possible through the hard work of all the committee members, and support from families and friends of the school.
This term our school launched a reward system where a child from each class is chosen to be awarded with a badge in recognition of something they have done or achieved that embodies our school vision. We also hope that children will suggest family members/ carers who may also be awarded a badge and certificate for their efforts in celebrating our school values within the community. Our first recipients this term are: The entire PTFA Committee! This is for their amazing fundraising efforts during Lockdown. Their ideas were creative and innovative and really helped those of us at home or at school to still feel part of the school community! The PTFA were awarded their badges at the recent PTFA zoom meeting!
We are fortunate at Withycombe Raleigh to have a thriving PTFA that has been and continues to be an integral part of the school community. In its time the PTFA has raised tens of thousands of pounds, which has been spent on equipment and resources to enhance our children’s educational experience and the school’s facilities.
Our PTFA however is about much more than simply fundraising. The PTFA exists to provide closer links between home and school and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal. It is fun too!
All parents and members of the school community are encouraged to get involved, even if they only have a small amount of time available. All families are automatically members of Withycombe Raleigh PTFA when their child joins our school.
You are all welcome to attend our meetings, to get involved in what’s going on, share your ideas and opinions. Meetings are advertised on the notice boards around school or you could join our email list which will enable you to receive the minutes and reminders regarding all events.
Following the recent elections, within the PTFA, the following committee have voting rights on matters such as funding requests.
At our October 2021 PTFA AGM we elected the following committee members:
Chair – Stacey Court
Vice Chair & Procurement – Marsha Dawson
Treasurer – Stephanie O’Connor
Vice Treasurer & Uniform – Zoe Bolwell
Secretary – Ciara Wood
Communications and Vice Secretary – Laura Dudman
Governor Representative – Anna Sands
Health & Safety – Lucy Morris
Teacher Representative – Jo Wellbeloved
Eco & Sustainability Representative - Emma Carnell
We also recruited Ellie Coleman, Sarah Knight, Jodie Lawrie and Lizzie Jones as class representatives. We now have a representative for every year group, but there are more than half of the classes in the school that are still not represented in the PTFA. Can you help with communications with your class to make sure that nobody misses out on important notices and so your class' voice is heard? If so, please message me as we would love your support with this. You can get involved with the rest of the PTFA's work as much or as little as you would like.