What is the Friends of Pilsley School?
The Friends of Pilsley School is the school's parent and teacher association (PTA). Every parent is automatically a member of the PTA which is an umbrella organisation of parents and friends of the school, who work together to support it . This can be through fun events, fundraising, welcoming new parents to the school and occasionally consultation meetings .
How do we benefit?
Fund-raising for important things such as the new school website, laptops and maths equipment (2015/2016).
(Previous years supported playground improvements and contributions to new classrooms).
Fun bits and bobs such as subsidised trips to the pantomime, school disco, Christmas books, and Easter Egg Hunt, as well as the ever popular Christmas and Summer Fairs which amongst other things provide a fantastic opportunity for our young children to be in a safe environment with their own purse and understand the real meaning of running out of money!
Having a formal PTA provides us with indemnity insurance for events that are run by the PTA and access to many resources and ideas such as Gift Aid. In 2015/16 we tried to set up Gift Aid. It is complicated and requires two named individuals to be on the paperwork. If you are happy to do that for several years, please contact the committee.
Your Current Apr2017-Apr2018 PTA Committee
Let us introduce ourselves. Your PTA Committee are:
- Zoe Wareham (Chair)
- Marie Allinson (Vice-Chair)
- Rachel Goodwin (Secretary)
- Rachel Wright (Treasurer)
- Emma Bond
- Claire Hanbury
- Karen Holmes
- Katie Link
- Mandy Read
- Robbie May
- Becky Spray
(It would be really nice to have representatives from Reception and Year 2, to help disseminate news and gather ideas from your year group contacts. Please step forward anyone who is willing!)
Everyone is part of the PTA and are welcome to join the PTA Committee