Our Parents and Friends

Who are St Marys PTFA?

The PTFA (Parents, Teachers, Friends Association) raise funds for the school which are not provided through formal funding.

We organise events and help at school functions on a volunteer basis in our free time. This is our current committee;

Katie McGrath - Chair           Katie Hill - Vice Chair

Vicki Watson - Secretary      Steph Defeo – Treasurer

Alison Grierson-Brookes       Kelly Elliott

Louise Sheppard                 Colin Turley

Jenn Christian                    Trudie Avis

Mrs May - Lime Class Teacher

Mr Hainsworth - Plum Class Teacher

Please join our friendly and fun committee. You can volunteer to help at some events or just support us with an hour of your time every now and then.

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In 2016/17 academic year we  raised over £6300.

This money has been raised through a variety of events & activities;

  • Termly School Discos (October, February & May)
  • Christmas Fayre + matched funding from Barclays
  • Ice Cream Friday / Cookie Friday
  • Pamper & Prosecco Evening
  • Donation of £300 from Renishaw Engineering

We also support;

  • School open days
  • School Performances – provide refreshments
  • Gardening / Work Day where we tackled jobs that are not funded: Cleared overgrown garden areas/borders and tidied equipment stores.
  • Year 2 Camp – provide refreshments & food and cook breakfast
  • Year 6 Leavers Party – a great send-off to the next step in their education
  • Scholastic Book Fair

With the money raised this year we have funded:

  • Pantomime at school
  • Trim Trail (phase 2) in the Year 3/4 playground
  • Spellcheckers for Year 5/6
  • Waterproof cameras - for school trips and forest school
  • New reading books for the whole school
  • Compost for gardening club

Past PTFA funded projects have included: Trim Trail, the outdoor classroom for forest school, iPads for class use, Bouncy Castle for school events.

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Parent/Teacher Representative

St Marys PTFA have started a parent representative scheme. A parent volunteer liaises with the class teacher / TA to pass on information to all the parents in each class to ensure everyone is fully informed about activities within each class.

We have found that this is especially useful for parents that are unable to drop off and collect their children due to work commitments.

A parent representative eases the responsibility on the teacher of reminding kids and parents about special events within the classroom; E.g. Welly Walks, Non-uniform Days, Harvest festival etc. A parent representative also saves time for the teacher and office staff, and prevents disappointment for the children.

If you would like to know more about this app please speak to the School Office.

PTFA Meetings

We hold our regular meetings at The Royal Oak in Tetbury. Meeting dates are posted in the school newsletter.

Our AGM takes place at school each September.



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