New and Upcoming Events:
1. Swimathon- 30th June to 1st July 2021
2. A link to the PTFA event website where you can donate and pay for event directly using a credit/debit card: Chevening School PTFA (pta-events.co.uk)
3. Autumn return to school Fun Day
Welcome to Chevening School and the PTA,
At Chevening we are really lucky as a parent body to have a very involved and supportive group of parents and a very active PTA.
Our main functions are fundraising and organising activities and events for both the children and parents/carers.
Over the last few years the PTA has raised approx £20k per year with our most successful events being the Christmas Fair, the Summer Fair/Mini-Fest (a mini music festival for all the family), an annual Ball and our ‘swimathon’. We have held summer fairs and several Mini-fests both at school and at the prestigious Chevening House.
We arrange events for the children such as ‘Movie Night’, a school disco and an Easter fun day.
More recently we hosted Happy’s Circus as our main Summer Event. We were fortunate that all 600 tickets sold out extremely quickly and the event proved to be a resounding success within the whole community, raising £3,000 in profit from an expensive event to host.
Each year the PTA are committed to subsidising the Christmas pantomime trip and the summer swimming lessons held in our newly refurbished pool, helping with the minibus expenses (which the PTA helped to purchase) and providing resources for book week.
Who we are:
PTA Chair: Position vacant
PTA Secretary: Emma Parmley - mum to Eva in Class 2 and Keira who is starting in Class R in September. Emma will be stepping down this year having held the position for 3 years.
PTA Treasurer: position vacant
All parents are automatically members of the PTA, however, we are always looking for new committee members. Being active on the PTFA is a great way of meeting other parents in various year groups and to get involved in school life. If you don’t want to join the committee but have time to volunteer for any of the events we put on, or you have any skills that we could benefit from, we really would love to hear from you!
Please feel free to come to our PTA meetings which are held each half term; everyone is welcome. Our PTFA AGM is held in October.
Finally, for those of you who are on Facebook we have a closed PTFA page where we update on what is going on with the PTFA, current and upcoming events and where we ask for help.
We look forward to meeting you all and to a successful year of fundraising.
The Vacant PTA positions:
the Chair is the primary point of contact for PTA matters, especially with the school in regards to event dates and official business in regards the Charity Commission. The chair also runs the PTA meetings.
Manages the administrative aspects of the committee including informing parents of meetings, drafting and sending out minutes of meetings.
Responsible for book-keeping, preparing the annual accounts, making and managing payments to and from the PTFA account, and providing floats for events
The PTFA executive of the Chair, Secretary and Treasurer are all supported by the PTFA committee and all of the school community – their responsibilities as a collective are:
lead the termly PTA meetings and ensuring decisions are made
delegate individual events to class reps and parents who wish to run an event
seen to be visible and available and known by parent community
help to network between the parents/carers, school senior team, governors and the office
lead the social support and fundraising to benefit the children
Provide support as needed from school financial requests, which are received from the school stakeholders and children.
You can email the PTFA on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to make a payment or donation to the PTA, please use the below details:
Name: Chevening Primary School Parent Teacher Association
Sort Code: 60-19-02
Account Number: 71585796