Friends of Spaxton School The Friends of Spaxton Primary School and Parent Teacher Association is a charitable, fundraising organisation that exists to support and augment the education offered by the school to its pupils. As the title says, it is made up of parents, teachers and other members of the local community.
The committee is made up of two types of member: ordinary committee members and officers. Ordinary committee members attend the meetings and vote on decisions, while officers have additional specific roles such as chair, treasurer and secretary. Although some events are run specifically for social activities for the children, most are organised to generate funds.
The money pays for extra teaching aids (books, software, computers) and general equipment for use throughout the school (sports equipment, play area, shelving). This enhances the school environment, increases the educational and social opportunities for the children and makes the central funding go that little bit further.
Over the last few academic years the PTFA has arranged a number of events, including a moveable feast, Christmas and Easter Bingo, Christmas Fair, Spring Ball, school discos, cake stalls and sponsored swim. So what does the money get spent on?
Once they have paid an annual subscription to the National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations, the committee members decide what they are able to fund, and the children make their suggestions through the school council.
If you are interested in becoming a committee member or officer please come along and support us in supporting your children!