The Gorsemoor Primary School PTFA
The Gorsemoor Primary School PTFA (The Gorsemoor Association) is open to everyone with an association with our school - Parents/Carers, Teachers, Friends, 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 around 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 PTFA is a friendly group and we always welcome new committee members.
Main Committee Roles
Chair Person is Philippa Haden.
Vice Chair Person is Alex Davies
Staff member is Lisa 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.
Past funds have enabled us to purchase equipment and resources for school such as the House Point System situated in the entrance hall and most recently we have contributed £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 pupils' leavers 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 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 and on our website.
Notices and leaflets are displayed at the school office. We also communicate through our Facebook Page 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.
📚📚Online Book Fair 📚📚
Unfortunately we can not currently run the usual type of book fair but we want to help support children's reading at home, while also securing some free books for the school for when all children return.
So now is the time to stock up on some new reads, prepare for the summer boredom, get some new books in preparation for a new school year or just buy some gifts.
This event will run over the course of a day, all will be found right here in this private Facebook group on Saturday 4th July. We will be sharing a range of gorgeous books with you.
To order simply comment 'yes please' on the image. All payments will be made direct to the book seller (Kirsty from Usborne Books) but the more you order, the bigger amount raised by the PTFA to spend on FREE books for Gorsemoor School!