What is a Parent, Teacher and Friends Association (PTFA)?
Most schools have a Parent, Teacher and Friends Association (PTFA), which is an organisation of parents, staff and ex-parents/generous villagers (friends). Its role is to encourage closer links between home and school. PTFAs are best known for their fundraising work, but they have a useful social function too.
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 Mrs Saunders decide how to spend PTFA funds. Common items include computers, playground equipment and smaller purchases such as presents for Father Christmas to distribute. We also fund a leavers party for the whole school at Cattle Country Adventure Park every year.
What sort of fundraising events do we organise at St Andrew’s?
As a PTFA we organise a range of fundraising events and we would like to thank all the parents, school staff and teachers who have contributed time, energy and enthusiasm over the year and to local businesses who have been generous with their donations.
None of the fantastic fund raising events and social gatherings would be possible without the enthusiasm and energy of our fantastic PTFA committee:
- Louise Brice
- Gail Daniel
- Phil Gatehouse
- Gill Harris
- Vicky Jones
- Livvy McGrath
- Lisa Rose
- Clare Sansum
- Nicola Tansill
- Sarah Thompson
- Sally Whitworth
Thank you all so much!
Contact St Andrew’s School if you are interested in joining us!