The Gorsemoor Primary School PTFA
The Gorsemoor Primary School PTFA (The Gorsemoor Association) is open to everyone with an association with our school - Parents, Teachers, Friends, Guardians, Carers, Grandparents, Governors etc.
The PTFA is an important part of school life. We are an enthusiastic group of mums, dads, teachers and friends who meet once a month to support the school and our children. You are automatically members of the association! Committee meetings generally start at 7pm and last for just over an hour and a half, dependent on what’s on the agenda.
The group is quite small and friendly and always welcomes new committee members. It gives an opportunity to meet other parents and have a ‘say’ into how the money raised is spent. It also allows parents an opportunity to discuss what events we should organise in the future, we are always open to new ideas.
Main Committee Roles
Chair Person is Philippa Haden.
Vice Chair Person is Samantha Thompson
Teacher is Mrs L Deeley
Secretary is Karen Fraser
Treasurer is Janet Colwell
Our aim is to organise events and activities for the enjoyment of the pupils and parents and to raise funds in a fun and sociable way. All fundraising directly benefits each and every child at the school and enables the purchasing of equipment and resources that enhance and enrich each child’s social and educational experience and school facilities, which the school could not otherwise afford.
Past funds have enabled us to purchase equipment and resources for school such as Books for the Library, House Point System situated in the entrance hall and most recently contributing £10,000 towards the Pavilion on the playground.
As well as these one-off items, there are some items that we commit to funding every year, such as:-
Christmas chocolate for each child in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
Christmas Party Prizes,
Year 6 leaver gift.
We do recognise that sitting on a committee is not everyone’s cup of tea, but it is not the only way to get involved. We have a growing list of PTFA volunteers who don’t necessarily come to meetings, but are committed to helping out at events, baking for bakes sales, donating raffle prizes – there are lots of ways of helping and we are grateful for whatever time parents can spare us.
You can get in touch with the PTFA Via
Letter to the school office (addressed fao Gorsemoor Association)
Email not currently available
Our closed Facebook group. https://www.facebook.com/groups/211820086096554/?ref=bookmarks.
Or just come along to a meeting! Meetings and events are always posted to Facebook.
Notices will be displayed on the notice board located by the school office along with Facebook communications and newsletters home.
We are members of Parentkind; a national charity which offers advice, support, benefits and insurance. Parentkind logo here. Membership number 13654
Charity Number in the process of being reinstated.