The PTFA - what do we do?
The PTFA is made up of parents, teachers, and friends of Edgworth Primary School who generously volunteer their time for the benefit of the school. The PTFA has two functions, fundraising and to provide an opportunity for those involved with the school to meet socially. Through the efforts and generosity of the PTFA members and all those that support PTFA events, the school has been able to fund such major projects as a sound system and staging for performances in the hall, an outdoor activity and sensory garden for the Reception class, the move and refurbishment of the school library and a complete new reading scheme of books. Smaller items, such as a small cooker, a guitar, sports kit, the notice board, digital cameras, blinds for classrooms and new books are some of those obtained in addition.
We always welcome new members. Please look out for our next meeting and future on the monthly newsletter. Even if you can just help out at the events, we appreciate everybody joining us. School budgets are shrinking, so your help in fund-raising will be needed even more over the coming years. Please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Money raised has provided
New Laptops, help with financing of the Year 6 leavers hoodies, musical instruments and books for our new libraries.
Thank you to everyone for your help and support.
The main events of the year are Easter Bingo, our famous discos, movie nights, our Christmas Fair, and our wonderful Bake a cake sale.
The Committee Members
The Chairperson is responsible for leading the members in organising the events. Through regular (half-termly) meetings, ideas for new events are generated and commitments of help finalised for those events that are imminent. Contacting and liaising with the school team, PTFA sponsors and volunteers is a key element of the role.
The Secretary takes minutes of the meetings and copies these to those who attend and anyone else who is interested in receiving them. Letters are generated and some event booking are the main tasks. the secretary co-ordinates information and supports the Chairperson where possible.
The Treasurer is responsible for maintaining the books of income and expenditure. This involves direct contact with the bank to pay money in and reconcile statements. Changes to the bank mandate are agreed, i.e. those authorised to sign cheques. At events the Treasurer organises control of any cash to provide floats at the start and count and pay in takings at the end. Any expenses to be reimbursed are put through the Treasurer. The accounts must also be independently audited annually.
This involves the design & production of posters to advertise forthcoming events. They are distributed around school and main events are also advertised within the community.