Who are we and What do we do?

The PTFA at Heckington St Andrew’s are a friendly group who aim to meet 5 times a year to plan events and discuss fundraising.  All the money that is raised is then spent on equipment or activities for the children.  Examples of spending include:

  • A Christmas treat for every child in school
  • The replacement of some ICT equipment
  • A leavers party for every year 6 pupil as they move on to secondary school
  • Outdoor installations such as the tyres and stage which have been a great addition to the playground
  • The indoor stage for productions in school and equipment for the outdoor classroom environments

To make money we provide school discos, seasonal fairs and parent only events such as quiz night/ fashion shows.  The children participate in an annual sponsored event and we ask parents to shop via easy fundraising and to save clothes for our biannual ‘clothes for cash’ collections.

We always welcome new members to the committee, though for those who cannot commit to the meetings we are always thrilled if somebody volunteers to bake for an event or man a stall.

Forthcoming events are always on the school newsletter or the Facebook page, so we hope that they will be well supported.  Photos of the PTFA committee members are on the notice boards at the front of school and all of these key people (plus the rest of the committee) are very approachable on the playground.

The chair of the PTFA is Emma Giles and she can be contacted through the school office or see her on the playground.