FRIENDS OF STOKE FLEMING
Friends of Stoke Fleming School
Welcome to the Friends of Stoke Fleming School, the Stoke Fleming Primary PTA! The Friends are an integral part of the school community and have been for many years. In its time the PTA has raised thousands of pounds, which has been spent on equipment, resources, fun activities and events to enhance our children’s education experience and the school’s facilities.
The Friends group is open to everyone with a connection to our school - parents, teachers, guardians, carers, grandparents, governors, etc. We are a registered charity and we work on a volunteer basis, giving up our time to help out to benefit our children. We are an active and enthusiastic group who meet once a month to support the school and our children and we always welcome new members. Termly meetings give an opportunity to meet other parents and have a ‘say’ into how the money raised is spent. It also allows parents to discuss and plan what events we should organise in the future.
The PTA has two main roles:
Fundraising: we raise money to buy additional resources and equipment that the school would like, but which is not covered by 'core' funding. All the monies raised are used to provide our children with these extras. To date, our children have benefited from minibuses, playground equipment, re-development of the pre-school outdoor spaces, cameras and lots, lots more. These extras make such a difference to our school.
Fun Activities & Events: we organise events for our children outside the school curriculum, e.g. Summer Fair, Christmas Fair, discos and much more. We also organise social events for parents, e.g. Pop-up restaurants, quiz nights and even the occasional festival!
How can you help? There are many ways you can help and support your child and our school through the PTA - we are always happy to welcome new volunteers! The easiest bet is to find us on Facebook (search for 'Friends of Stoke Fleming School', and join the group). Any of your time, ideas and skills can help with planning or helping out at an event - just 10 minutes of your time could be invaluable at an event. We really couldn’t achieve what we do without the behind the scenes help that we receive and so we are happy for occasional helpers. You also don’t even have to attend every meeting as we communicate via email, text and our Facebook page.
Come along and join us, volunteer your time or your expertise and we guarantee you’ll have fun.
Please come and talk to us in the playground if you are interested in joining us or you would like to lend a hand, or contact us through the school office on: 01803 770244 or firstname.lastname@example.org