Welcome to the PTFA
About the PTFA:
We are the Barrs Court Primary PTFA. PTFA stands for Parent, Teacher and Friends Association and we formed in September 2021. We are a registered charity (registration number 1197894).
The PTFA incorporates all parents/carers and teachers as its members and is run by a small, but dedicated team of volunteers:
- Gemma Goodman: Chair
My name is Gemma and I am the Chair of the PTFA. I have one daughter at the school and another joining in September 24 (fingers crossed she gets a place). I joined the PTFA as it was/is a fantastic way to support my daughter’s school and be actively involved in her education. It also provides a great opportunity to connect with other parents and form a supportive community.
- Rebecca Hill: Vice Chair
- Claire Milner: Co-Treasurer
- Sarah McDonald: Co-Treasurer
- Sam Deere: Secretary
- Members: Mariola Poziemska, Amber Rouse, Emily Stephens, Lisa Collins, Ben Miles, Natalie Hallam, Laura Smart, Deb Crowley and Hannah Carroll
The primary aim of the PTFA is to fundraise for projects, resources and equipment; provide social events to unite and bring the school’s community together; and provide an opportunity for parents to make a difference to their children’s experience at the school.
We are always looking for new members and joining the PTFA provides a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with other parents, teachers, and students to create a positive and enriching environment for all. As a member of the PTFA, you might participate in organising events, fundraisers, or various school activities. This not only benefits the school community but also allows you to meet other parents who share similar goals and interests. Building connections with other families can be a valuable source of support and friendship.
If you have any suggestions, ideas, or if there's anything specific you'd like to see happening within the PTFA, please feel free to reach out. Your input is valuable, and together, we can make a positive impact on the lives of our children and strengthen our sense of community.
If you are interested in any of the above, please feel free to contact the PTFA: PTFA@barrscourtps.org.uk
Our PTFA meetings are open to everyone and are informal and relaxed. If your family/work commitments prevent you from attending PTFA meetings, there are still plenty of opportunities to be involved. Please do not hesitate to speak with any of the team or alternatively you can email us at the above email address.
Throughout the year, we have exciting plans in store, including events, initiatives, and opportunities for us to come together as a community. I encourage you to stay connected with us through our Facebook page and website, where you will find updates, resources, and information about upcoming activities.
What we have raised so far:
Sep 2021 - Sep 2022
Sep 2022 - Sep 2023
Barrs Court Bonanza 2022
Free Ice-creams for all of the children at Barrs Court School following sports day
New library books funded by the PTFA
Conservation and picnic area funded by the PTFA
Barrs Court family quiz and bingo nights
Green area life skills funded by the PTFA
More picture to follow!
Companies who kindly donated towards our Winter raffle:
We are thrilled to have received a donation of scooter accessories from Micro Scooters. Renowned for revolutionising the school run, Micro Scooters make getting from A-B quicker, cleaner, greener, healthier, and more fun.
We are so grateful to all the companies who have donated prizes this year. THANK YOU!!!