What is the PTFA (formerly known as FOS)?
The PTFA (Parent Teacher and Friends Association is an organisation of parents, staff and friends of Teversham Primary School. Its role is to encourage closer links between home and school, fundraising for the school and create an opportunity for parents, staff and pupils to get together.
How is the PTFA organised?
Any parent/carers of Teversham Primary School can join the PTFA.
We hold our annual general meeting in September, at the start of the school year. At this meeting a committee is elected to run the PTFA.
We usually meet once a term and set up smaller working groups to organise individual events.
Our new committee was elected in September 2019:
Chair: Beverley Turner and Jude Hardy (joint chairs)
Treasurer: Vicki Luscombe
Secretary: Sarah Casciano
Team member: Christiana Leonard
Team member: Nina Hodden-Brown
Team member: Rachel MacInnes
We are very happy to welcome new members - just let us know!
How is money raised?
Most of our fundraising is done through events such as the Christmas fayre, summer feast, discos, cake sales, movie nights etc.
How is money spent?
Funds raised by the PTFA are intended to provide “extras” not already provided by the school's main income – often 'fun things' that make learning more interesting and exciting.
The PTFA committee and the head teacher decide how to spend funds raised. In the past we have spent the money on a wide range of things including: subsidized coach hire for school trips, playground equipment and Year 6 leaver events and hoodies; funds raised enabled us to purchase a new set of Ipads for the school.
How can I be involved in the PTFA?
There are many different ways you can help, whether you have lots of time to offer or not.
Some of the roles are time-consuming, although also rewarding. If you can’t commit to a big job, look out for things you can do less frequently (e.g.: running a stall at the summer feast, baking for a cake sale, creating publicity, being a marshal at some of our events, setting up, setting down, etc.). And you can always support our events by simply turning up.
We hope that many of you will want to get involved in supporting our PTFA. Although one of our main goals is to raise funds for our children’s school, we believe it is important for our children to see how a community of parents and school staff can work together in organising excellent, fun and relevant events and take pride in their school. We hope you can be part of it!!