Goudhurst & Kilndown Church of England Primary School

Introduction to the PTFA

Our Parent, Teacher & Friends Association (PTFA) is a registered charity that works hard to raise money to benefit the children of our school.  Its objective is to fundraise to further the education of our children through the purchase of resources for the school or to provide enrichment opportunities that the school could otherwise not afford.

The PTFA is run by parent volunteers who are part of a committee that is formed of Officer roles including a Chair (or two Co-Chairs), Vice-Chair, Treasurer and Secretary,  two Class Reps from each class in the school and additional members who are regular helpers. 

The PTFA Committee & Class Representatives:  2023-2024

ptfa committee members 2023 2024 website.pdf

 

The Work of the PTFA

The committee meets monthly throughout the school year on the first Monday of the month and welcomes everyone that wants to be involved, whether they are able to attend meetings or not.  The PTFA is a friendly, pro-active group of parents who are supportive of the school’s vision and want to make a difference to the children’s experience of school.  Getting involved with the PTFA is a great way to meet parents from across the school and learn more about the school.

The PTFA raises money by running a number of events throughout the year for parents, children and the community including taking part in the Dragon Boat Race at Bewl Water, the Christmas Bazaar, the Village Fete and also social events for parents such as The Big Farm Bash and the infamous Quiz Night.  Over the last six years the PTFA has raised over £118,000 which has all been spent to the benefit of the children and includes major investments such as new play equipment, including a huge traverse wall, a new school minibus and a shelter in our pond area. The PTFA also subsidises school trips, contributes to the annual Pantomime, contributes to the Power Maths and Accelerated Reader Programs and raises money for each teacher to spend on equipment for their class through regular cake sales in the playground. They also run/contribute to regular socials for the children such as the school discos and Christmas parties, which all add a little extra to their school experience.

The Governors and Headteacher value greatly the work of the PTFA and recognise that the money the PTFA raises makes a real difference to your children’s experience of our school.  If you would like to get involved either by taking on an Officer role, being a Class Rep, committee member or regular helper for events please do get in touch via The School Office.