PTFA: Parents, Teachers and Friends Association

Next meeting date: TBC in January 2020
Upcoming events:
Friday 6th December: SANTAAAAAAAAA!!! Father Christmas is coming to see the children during school. Please return your slip and payment by Friday 22nd November so that the big man knows how many presents to bring!
Friday 6th December: Christmas silent disco! Kick off the Christmas celebrations with good music, delicious food and perhaps a drink or two at Mrs B's bar.
Thursday 12th December: Wrapping room (for children during school hours). Children love the chance to buy a surprise gift for their loved ones. Please remember to return your slips and payment by Friday 22nd November.
Tuesday 17th December: We will be selling refreshments during the interval of the KS2 evening performance. Grab a drink and a snack!
Welcome to the Friends of St. Nic's PTFA page. We are a new group of parents and staff who have come together to raise money for the school for the benefit of all of the children who attend. We had our first AGM in April 2019 where we voted on our committee members. However, every parent, carer and member of staff is automatically a member of the PTFA. You can find our legally-binding constitution and code of conduct in the files below.
We now aim to meet at least monthly, or more often in the run-up to events. Everyone is welcome at our meetings, not just the committee, and we have plenty of activities at each meeting for children of all ages, so there is no need to worry that they will be bored. There are usually various snacks and drinks too, plus a nice cup of tea or coffee for the adults! We aim to have the agenda published here in advance of each meeting so you can see what we will be discussing. If you ever want to contribute but can't make the meeting, or would like to contact us about events, ideas etc., you can email us at, you can find us on Facebook @friendsofstnics or you can pop a note in the suggestions box in the foyer. Alternatively, you can chat to us in the playground anytime - please see below for the committee member list:
Chair - Amy Pritchard, mum to children in Year 1 and Year 6
Treasurer - Laura Herring, mum to a child in Year 4
Secretary - Being covered by Leanne Maidment when Beckie is not available
Vice-Secretary - Beckie Nurdin, mum to a child in Year 4
Charity Officer - Melissa Rankin, mum to a child in Year 2 and another little one joining us in a few years!
Communications Officer - Leanne Maidment, mum to children in Year 1 and Year 4
Ordinary Committee Members -
Rhiann Creed, mum to children in Reception, Year 2 and Year 4
Megan Seek, mum to children in Reception and Year 4
Louise Clifford, mum to children in Year 2 and Year 6
Sue Allen, mum to children in Year 4 and Year 5
Chloe Hamilton, mum to children in Year 4 and Year 6
Rachael Brinkworth, mum to a child in Year 2 and another little one joining us in 2020
Victoria Buckley, mum to children in Year 4 and Year 6
Helen Crossen, mum to a child in Year 1 and another little one joining us in 2020. Helen is also a teacher and the school SENCO
Kate Smyth, teacher
Nicola Smith, Headteacher
We are all working parents so we understand the challenges of helping and attending events. We are big believers in many hands making light work and accept any and all help, no matter how small it may seem. For example, if all you can do is wrap grotto books at home for the Christmas fayre, sort raffle tickets, wrap lucky dip prizes, set up some tables, clean up after an event or run a stall at an event for half an hour, it all counts and is all appreciated, and means we all have more time to enjoy these events with our children. 
We are always open to new ideas and suggestions, so please get in touch! Together, we can create something amazing, a real sense of community and belonging and enhance our children's education.
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Friends of St. Nic's.