PTFA: Parents, Teachers and Friends Association
Next meeting date:
Tuesday 2nd November 2021, straight after school in the hall. All welcome, including children and non-school-aged children. There will be snacks, drinks and colouring activities to keep them occupied while we plan. The first part of the meeting will be the AGM, which involves voting in the Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and Charity Officer. Please let us know if you would like to nominate yourself for one of these roles. Alternatively, we're always happy to welcome new members, even if you don't have much time to offer. We have members who do prep work from home for us who can't often make events. We have people who man a stall for us at a couple of events but aren't able to make meetings. We have people who message us with ideas. Any contribution is appreciated as it spreads the load.
Friday 26th November 2021: Christmas Fayre. More details to follow but pop the date in your diary!
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. Obviously by March 2020 we had to stop all of our meetings and events and we are only just now able to meet again. See above for our next meeting date.
Pre-COVID, we aimed to meet at least monthly, or more often in the run-up to events. However, these are more ad-hoc whilst COVID is still around as we need to ensure we are keeping everyone safe. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can find us on Facebook @friendsofstnics. Alternatively, you can chat to us in the playground anytime - please see below for the committee member list:
Chair - Amy Pritchard, mum to a child in Year 3 (and an ex-St. Nicks pupil who has now moved on to secondary school!)
Treasurer - Laura Herring, mum to a child in Year 6
Secretary - Being covered by Leanne Maidment when Beckie is not available
Vice-Secretary - Beckie Nurdin, mum to a child in Year 6
Charity Officer - Melissa Rankin, mum to a child in Year 4 and another little one joining us in a year!
Communications Officer - Leanne Maidment, mum to children in Year 3 and Year 6
Ordinary Committee Members -
Rhiann Creed, mum to children in Year 2, Year 4 and Year 6 (and another little one joining us in a couple of years!)
Megan Seek, mum to children in Year 2 and Year 6
Louise Clifford, mum to a child in Year 4 (and an ex-St. Nicks pupil who has now moved on to secondary school!)
Sue Allen, mum to children in Year 6 at another school and an ex-St. Nicks pupil who has now moved on to secondary school!
Chloe Hamilton, mum to a child in Year 6 (and an ex-St. Nicks pupil who has now moved on to secondary school!)
Rachael Brinkworth, mum to children in Year 1 and Year 4
Victoria Buckley, mum to a child in Year 6 (and an ex-St. Nicks pupil who has now moved on to secondary school!)
Helen Crossen, mum to children in Year 1 and Year 3. 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.