What is the PTFA?
It is the Parents, Teachers and Friends Association and we are an open and friendly group working towards a common goal; supporting the education of the children at your school and strengthening the school community.
We actively raise funds to support school projects; from Christmas and Summer Fayres to Halloween Discos.
Thinking about volunteering?
It doesn't matter how many children you have, how old you are, or what your background is; the skills that the PTFA requires are so diverse, everyone has something to offer.
We have fun too!
For our latest events and reminders:
Widey Court PTFA 'Facebook' page.
I have been on the PTFA committee since Autumn 2018 when I joined as a committee member and later, Secretary. This year I have taken the role of Co-Chair after enjoying a really successful first year. I have two children at the school, in Year 4 and Year 1. It is great to be part of a really enthusiastic, dedicated team of people who all want to improve our school and the community for our children.
I have helped the PTFA at Widey for many years, but officially joined the Committee in 2017 as Treasurer. I then took on the role of CO Chair in 2018. I love to organise events and come up with new ideas on how best to raise money for our school, benefiting all the pupils of Widey during their primary years. I have 3 boys, one has already completed his time at Widey and is now at secondary school, a 9 year old in year 4 and a 5 year old in year 1.
PR / Media Co-ordinator
I joined the PTFA in the summer of 2018 as a general volunteer and committee member. Now based in Plymouth and able to get to weekday evening meetings, I’ve stepped up to PR/Media Co-ordinator. I love helping to event manage and raise lots of money for the school. We all bring unique skills to the committee and can pull on our networking and experience in the workplace. I have a child in Year 2 and a son aged 3.5yrs.
Committee Member and Minute Taker
I joined the PTFA in September 2019 after four years of volunteering at the annual events. Being a big fan of taking lots of notes, it was a natural process to take on the minutes as well as continuing to help out. I have a child in Year 2 and one in Year 3 so I can keep a closer eye on them at the school discos too!
I joined the PTFA in 2017 as a volunteer and moved up to Fundraising Co-ordinator a year later. I’m responsible for contacting local businesses and collating all the raffle donations. I love spending other people’s money for buying raffle and draw prizes! 😊 My eldest daughter left Widey last year and is now at Notre Dame, but I still have my youngest here in Year 4.
PTFA Committee Member
I joined the PTFA in October 2019 after helping out at events for the previous couple of years, as well as roping in family members! It is a great opportunity to be involved in future events and helping to raise money for the school.
My son is in year 4 and I have helped out in his class during his time at Widey.
Calling all keen folk who want to make a difference at Widey. A great chance to meet new people and join the detox fun! The PTFA are planning a few sessions this year to freshen up the outside areas of KS1 and KS2.
Do you have a flair for art or painting? Would you mind helping to clear leaves and move old play equipment from outside the Year 1 & 2 classrooms? Are you a gardener wanting to make a place for children to see plants thrive? If so, don your old clothes and bring any tools, gardening gloves and morale and meet us outside Reception.
We’d love the children and their families, particularly of Year 1 & 2 initially, to get involved with the planning. We’re hoping that you’ll offer your suggestions too of what you may have seen at other schools or what we’re lacking in the small space we have. Keep an eye out for a PTFA bargain that we could purchase to enhance break and lunch time play.
Volunteering really does make a difference; it enhances a public spirit and feel good factor and gets you to meet other parents and carers of your child’s class and year group. We’d like an idea of how many people would be available and what your skills are, as well as your suggestions, so please contact the PTFA on our FB or email us asap at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Outdoor Makeover continues!
After the success and praise of Phase 1, we called all keen volunteers again to join us with Phase 2. We cleaned the other side of the KS1 building, outdoor area and also power-washing where we cleared during Phase 1 week. Definite wellies or old boots were required and useful tools!
As usual, please register with us if you can help with future projects or if you have outdoor equipment or games you would like to donate, via the PTFA FB page or email PTFA@wideycourt.plymouth.sch.uk Please remember to pass on to any interested Grandparents or relatives who would not see this email. Many thanks and hope to see you all at future projects.