Friends / PTFA
‘The Friends of The John Moore Primary School’ (JMPS) are your local PTA who exist solely to raise additional funds for The John Moore Primary School. The funds raised are used to enhance the school experience for all pupils at the school.
The PTA committee currently has eight elected members and meets every four weeks or so. All parents are welcome to attend the informal meetings, for any parents interested in attending a meeting please speak to a member of the PTA or contact them via email@example.com for details.
How the PTA raises money
- Two fayres a year - Christmas and summer
- School discos
- Cake sales
- Half term holiday activities, such as colouring competition or themed trail activity
- Christmas cards using the children’s own designs
- Refreshment stalls at school events
How the money is spent
The Headteacher usually provides the PTA with a ‘wish list’ from school, fed into by pupil council, staff and governors, to provide things that the school budget can’t afford. The committee will then decide and agree how to spend it. They always endeavour to spend the funds in ways that will benefit all children across all areas of the school and curriculum.
Recent purchases for the school include:
• Annual Doodle Maths subscription
• Reading books for Reception classes
• Reception New Starter bags and water bottles
• Pantomime coaches and sweets
• Freddos for Christmas Dinner
• Two induction hobs for Food Explorers
• Play pods
Committee members and their roles
Our committee is elected annually, at our AGM, usually in September.
Chair: Sophia Carter
Treasurer: Jacqui Taylor
Secretary: Stephanie Nash
General committee: Neville Thomas, Dina Summers, Matt Roff, Amy Baker, Michelle Prosser, Claire Edgeworth and Chantelle Merrick.
The Chair leads the committee meetings and provides leadership for the committee; overall organiser of all fundraising activities; sets the agenda for meetings; ensures that any issues are properly debated, and an agreement is reached. The Chair must work closely with the Treasurer and Secretary to ensure the association is run effectively, communicate with members, school and parents, deal with all communication received by the Friends of JMPS, write risk assessments and apply for the relevant licenses.
The Treasurer controls the funds the Friends of JMPS raises, along with the other committee members; creates a record of all income and expenditure. Is responsible for handling money raised at events; makes approved payments and organises the counting of money at events. The Treasurer should report on the current financial position at each committee meeting and this report should include an update on income and expenditure since the last meeting and the current balance. Operates the bank account and looks after the cheque book/electronic bank transfers.
The Secretary is responsible for ensuring that there is effective communication between committee members and between the Friends of JMPS and the school; deals with correspondence that the Friends of JMPS receives and helps the Chair ensure that committee meetings run smoothly; records minutes from all meetings and distributes accordingly; writes article for inclusion in the school newsletter.
The General Committee Members all bring their own skills and experiences to assist with the varied tasks required to run the PTA events. These tasks include, but are not limited to, assisting with all general event tasks. Sourcing raffle prizes, stallholders and performers for events. Creating posters and flyers for events. Staffing stalls at events.
How you can help
The majority of the events organised by the PTA couldn’t take place without help from parents and carers; we really couldn’t do it without you! Whether it’s half an hour helping at an event, an offer of a prize or helping to pack away, we need lots of people to all help a little bit. Let's spread the load and please contact the Friends of JMPS if you can help.
Charity number: 1133024 • firstname.lastname@example.org