Parent & Friends Association

What is the PFA?

The general management of the PFA is entrusted to an executive committee consisting of Chairperson, Treasurer, Secretary and at least THREE members. They are elected annually at the Annual General Meeting. Committee meetings are held at least once each half term. Agendas and minutes of meetings and decisions are available through the school office.

The aim of the association is to:

Advance the education of the pupils of the school by providing and assisting in the provision of facilities for education at the school (not normally provided by the Local education Authority.

Foster more extended relationships between the staff, parents and others associated with the school.

Engage in activities which support the school and advance the ed

The President of the association is Mr G Alderton (Head Teacher).

All parents/carers and friends of past and present of Roding Primary School and all members of the teaching and non-teaching staff are members of the association. Each member has one vote. If there is equality of votes the person chairing the meeting shall have a casting vote.ucation of the pupils attending it.

What does the PFA do?

Our main aim is to supplement equipment and activities provided by the school and to enhance the school environment and achieve a more supportive and social atmosphere for all. Through fund raising we have  provide all kinds of things; from skipping ropes, parasols, benches and the boat to climbing apparatus, staging blocks, football kits and Roding track suits for the teams that go out and represent the school. For many years the PFA have financed the Year 6 leaver’s party. Just recently the PFA financed a school ‘wish list’ of over £1000 worth of books and ‘wet play’ packs. Current projects include curtaining for school halls and building funds to re equip the Reception/Year 1 playground.

Some of you may think that all of this should be financed centrally; however the reality is that the school operates within a budget, and the money is prioritised into teaching staff and education.

How can I get involved?

Come and see for yourself – everyone is welcome to attend the meetings. Meetings are held at the school on an evening (7.30pm) each half term. Dates are advertised on PFA notice boards around the school or you can contact members of the PFA committee via the School Office.

Any offer of help is always gratefully received. Offer as much help or time as you are comfortable with. Everything is on a voluntary basis – you will not be committed to do anything unwillingly!

New people bring fresh ideas and opinions, and with wider parental support we can appeal to a larger majority, run more events and activities, and raise more money.