Primary and Nursery School
Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ
We have an active association who organise many events over the year. Money raised is an invaluable resource for the school. New members and initiatives are welcome. Details of meetings and events can be found on the weekly newsletter.
I would like to say “Thank you” and “Well done” to everyone involved in raising funds for the school in this last academic year.
We are a very small PTA (hopefully with your help we can expand on that this year) and are lucky enough to have a wonderful group of parents who regularly donate their time, and others who help when they can. All your help is greatly appreciated, however big or small.
I’d particularly like to thank Claire Herlihy who wanted to stand down as Chair last September, but generously agreed to Co-Chair with me. Her help was invaluable. Also my thanks go to Jody Bragg and Kelly Rogers for their role as Treasurer and Secretary respectively. Your contribution is very much appreciated. Jody has stood as Treasurer for the last few years but due to work commitments has decided not to stand again. Thank you for all that you have done. Going forwards we welcome El Jude as Treasurer and Kelly will continue her role as Secretary.
This past school year has been different from previous years as we were fundraising from September-March only. With this in mind I’m happy to announce that thanks to your support we managed to raise an amazing £1,438.84. Considering we had to cancel a scheduled Big Breakfast and our biggest yearly earner, the Summer Fayre, we’ve had a good year.
Our biggest earners were the Christmas Presentation and Friday cake sale. The Christmas Fayre did well, but for some reason had lower attendance compared to other years. This may be due in part to the weather, or the day the event was held.
Because of your generosity in supporting our events, in the last academic year the PTA has been able to contribute towards The Higher Beings Circus event, The Eden Project trip and new cooking equipment for the school. We also paid for Year 6 leavers hoodies.
As we go forward this school year we will need to think of alternative ways of fund raising which adhere to social distancing regulations and keep the children and each other safe, so we are open to suggestions should you have any.
Wishing you all a happy and healthy school year.
Chair - Lisa Earnshaw
Treasurer - El Jude
Secretary - Kelly Rogers