Parent Teacher and Friends Association (PTFA)
What is the PTFA?
Established in 2016, and with an entirely new board appointed in February 2022, Sayes Court Primary School PTFA are a group of people who help to organise events for the students and parents of the school and the wider community, for both fund raising and social purposes.
Who can join the PTFA?
We welcome all teachers, parents, relatives and friends of Sayes Court Primary School to join the PTFA , and everyone can attend any of our meetings. Everyone can get involved as much or as little as they want!
What are the aims of our PTFA?
Sayes Court PTFA’s aim is to encourage and support the students of Sayes Court to be the best versions of themselves, by providing additional activities that complement the school’s curriculum. We will assist in the provision of facilities for education at the school, and will develop and maintain extended relationships between staff, parents and others associated with the school. We foster an environment that embraces the boundless diversity of our children, families, and everyone associated with the school and PTFA.
Why do we have a PTFA?
The PTFA is a key part of the school, supporting communication and social experiences between the school and parents. The PTFA raises money that is spent on resources, equipment and extra curricular experiences that are beneficial to advancing the children’s experience at school.
The Chair regularly meets with the Head Teacher to discuss the needs and shared objective - supporting the children of Sayes Court Primary School.
How do we raise money?
Throughout the academic year, we organise a variety of events to raise money for the school whilst having some fun with our fellow parents and students! We get involved with school discos, Krispy Kreme doughnut sales, Christmas Fairs, selling refreshments at school performances and much more. In 2022, we hosted Addlestone’s first Colour Run, which was a roaring success
What do we spend the money on?
It is important that the money raised by the PTFA is spent on the “extras” that are not provided by the school’s budget. Requests come to us via teachers, parents and students, and we discuss the requests at PTFA meetings, to assess whether the request(s) will improve the children’s development and learning experience.
Over the past few years, the PTFA has provided equipment for the multi-purpose room, educational animal events, funded new storage sheds to name a few.
The PTFA always aim to spend funds in ways that will benefits all students across the curriculum.
The PTFA aims to meet every 4-6 weeks to discuss current topics, fund-raising opportunities and requests. The meetings are relaxed, and all parents are welcome (and encouraged!) to attend.
Our 2022 committee board:
Chair - Vishal
Vice Chair - Kayleigh
Treasurer - Ricky
Secretary - Jade
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