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About Our PTFA

We are fortunate at Westlands to have a PTFA that is and has been an integral part of the school community for many years. In its time the PTFA has raised thousands of pounds, which has been spent on equipment and resources to enhance our children’s education experience and the school’s facilities.

Our PFTA is about more than simply fundraising. The PTFA exists to provide closer links between home and school and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal. It is fun too – just ask any of the Committee members or PTFA helpers.

All parents and members of the school community are encouraged to get involved, even if they only have a small amount of time available. All families are automatically members of the Westlands PTFA when their child joins our school

The PTFA is conscious of the ethos and diversity of our school, and we try very hard when organising events to respect this. Not all of our events are run as fundraisers. For example, our children’s discos are run not only to raise money, but also with the aim of giving the children a good time

Charitable status

Charity law requires voluntary organisations such as ours with an annual income in excess of £5,000 to register with the Charity Commission for England and Wales. As a charity we must abide by Charity Commission rules and regulations and we are bound by a governing document referred to as our constitution. Our constitution sets out the rules about how we operate as a PTFA and how we conduct ourselves. If you would like to see a copy of the constitution, please contact one of the Committee members. We are registered as Charity Number 1023301 – WESTLANDS COUNTY PRIMARY SCHOOL PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION

Role of the Committee

Our PTFA committee consists of four formal Officers: Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and School Liaison Officer. We also welcome all parents and teachers at the school to attend PTFA committee meetings and become involved in whatever way they can. PTFA Committee meetings are held on a regular basis usually once or twice per term, with smaller working groups meeting as necessary when we are planning larger events. We have a growing list o volunteers who commit some of their time to helping the committee. Every little help, so just one hour assisting at an event would be invaluable. .

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Our Annual General Meeting is held at the beginning of the academic year and provides an opportunity for all parents to come along and hear in more detail about the work of the PTFA, the events we have run, the funds we have raised and how the money has been spent. It is also the occasion when we elect our new committee members.

How we spend the money we raise

Following a fundraising event the money is banked straight away. It is at our PTFA Committee meetings, that the decisions on how to spend the money are agreed.

Your PTFA Committee

Chair – India-Jane Brown

Secretary – Sharon Smith

Treasurer – Fiona Green

Letters can be sent to Westlands PTFA c/o Westlands School to the main school address.

The PTFA can be contacted via email :

June 2024