We are very fortunate to have a vibrant and dedicated PTFA – one of the few secondary schools in the region to still have such an important support network.
The main aim of the PTFA is to support the school community primarily by raising additional funds. The funding pressure on the school increases each year and difficult decisions on monetary allocations have to be made. But thanks to the fundraising efforts of the PTFA in conjunction with staff, significant funds are raised each year! These additional funds add to the educational and personal development of all our children.
Some examples of how the money is used:
- Cameras for DoE
- Materials for a display of clay Poppies to mark the 100th anniversary of WW1
- Resources for book and film club
- Author visits
- Healing Garden
- Wellbeing day
- Study skills
- Library beanbag pods
One of the biggest events in the PTFA calendar is the Craft Fair which takes place in November – a perfect time for some Christmas shopping. Last year the event raised in excess of £4000!
The PTFA are always open to new members joining the team. Mums, Dads, stepparents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and more are encouraged to get involved and help to continue the fantastic work of the PTFA. Without the volunteers, there wouldn’t be a PTFA!
If you would like more information, please contact Phyrne Tonge – Chair of the PTFA or Katie Francombe, Assistant Headteacher and staff link to the PTFA.
Chair: Phryne Tonge firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Chair: Karina Balado
SLT Link: Katie Francombe email@example.com
We also have a Facebook page: search 'Uffculme School PTFA'
The association is a Registered Charity (No. 1073508).