Parents & Staff Association
Who are we?
A group of mums, dads, carers, friends from the community and staff volunteers who raise money which goes towards enriching the children’s school experience. The Parents Staff Association (PSA) is a separate body from the school and a registered Charity. All parents/carers of children at the school are automatically part of the PSA; but joining the PSA Committee or volunteering to help support events is an additional level of support. The Committee have a nominated Chair, Secretary and Treasurer, plus committee members. The Committee work closely with the school.
What does the money go towards?
Many things which enhance the education of our children; past projects have included the audio & visual system in the hall, ICT equipment, outdoor play provision, funding WOW days for our Creative Curriculum and part funding of Educational Visits.
How much time do you have to give?
As much or as little as you can! We have one meeting per half term followed by a social get together in the pub for those who fancy it; a great chance to get out and meet new people! In addition, some members join our sub-committees to help organise specific events. There is no pressure to give more time than you feel able to offer.
It is always appreciated when volunteers offer help at events such as running the BBQ, serving drinks, designing publicity, selling raffle tickets, or donating raffle prizes or sponsorship. We also look for Match Funding from companies.
What kind of events do we organise?
Lots! Our main events each year include the Summer Fayre, School Discos, Father’s Day Sale, Mother’s Day Sale and our Christmas Craft Fayre. Most are for families to enjoy together, others are for the children to have fun with friends, and occasionally the adults even get a night out. We are always looking for new ideas!
Children and staff have been invited by the PSA in recent years to create Summer Bunting, Christmas Stockings, Christmas Decorations as part of our larger events, and these have proven to be hugely popular.