Northill CofE VA Lower School: Friends, Parent and Teacher Association
Welcome to the FPTA of Northill C of E VA Lower School
Charity Number: 1044916
Who we are?
The Northill Friends, Parents and Teachers Association (FPTA) is a voluntary group of friends, parents, carers and staff. Together we organise exciting social and fundraising events to enhance and enrich learning opportunities in the school. Through these events we also strive to develop and extend the relationships between parents, carers, teachers and the children of the school whilst also having a lot of fun!
Some of our volunteers have more official roles and titles due to be a registered Charity (see below) but everyone’s efforts, ideas and involvement are important and greatly appreciated.
FPTA Chair: Jackie Schad
Vice Chair: Amy Jones
Secretary: Sarah Dibben
Treasurer: Nikki Abercrombie
What we do
We host an AGM in September of each school year and the committee then meets during each half term to discuss finances, forthcoming events and activities and new ideas.
Over the years, we have organised a wide variety of events and activities intended to appeal to all members of our diverse school community. Examples of events include cake sales, movie nights, mufti days, summer fete’s, numerous themed raffles, pamper evenings, children’s Christmas lunch at the village pub, and for the first time last year, our highly successful and much enjoyed Christmas Markets.
In recent years, through the funds we have raised, we have purchased
Ten iPads for pupils,
Bibles for the school’s leavers,
Subsidised School and Panto trips,
Subsidised Christmas lunches at the village pub
Purchased books to support the school’s phonics scheme,
Contributed towards the redecoration of the school
Helping to fund a flourishing new school garden.
Plus much much more!
Where you can find us
We let you know what’s coming up by putting notices on the FPTA noticeboard near to the school front door and also by sending fliers home in the children’s book bags, so please keep a look out for these. Our events appear on the school calendar on this website and we have an active Facebook page (Northill FPTA) which is regularly updated with school social news and upcoming events.
How you can get involved
All members of the Northill Lower School community are encouraged to participate in our FPTA by providing ideas, energy and assistance with events and activities.
We love to see new faces at our meetings so if you would like to join the FPTA as a committee member, or can help out now and then at events, please speak to a member of the committee (see names at the top of the page) or a member of staff and you will be made very welcome.
Any suggestions for new fundraising events are always appreciated and if you have any skills or connections that will help with our fundraising, please let us know. Some of you may work for companies who would be willing to donate raffle prizes for events or could maybe offer match-fundraising. The more people who get involved, the less individual time we have to put in and the more fun we have, and ultimately, the more funds we raise for extra resources to enrich the learning opportunities of our children.
We are aware that it is often difficult for parents and carers of the school community to support our initiatives with their time and instead, they may wish to make a donation to our funds instead. If you would like to do this, we would be delighted to accept a donation via:
GoFundMe page https://gf.me/u/y8it2r.
Alternatively write to the school for the attention of the FPTA for further details
Our ability to raise funds through our usual events and activities have been greatly hampered this year by the Covid pandemic and as such, we look forward to new innovations in the events that we organise and the way in which the FPTA functions as a fundraising group and community builder. So please, give generously where you can with your contributions and enthusiasm at a time when your support is appreciated more than ever before.
Thank you for your support and continued contributions – every little bit benefits our school community!