PTFA - Parents, Teachers and Friends Association
The PTFA - who we are and what we do
The PTFA is a registered charity, no 1036794. It comprises a group of people who volunteer their time and support to organise fundraising events for both Southwater Infant and Junior Academies. As a parent/guardian, you are automatically a member. Representatives of the wider Southwater community are also welcome.
The PTFA is a long-standing body which plays an active role in community life, organising two main events held in Southwater every year – Fireworks Night and the Summer Fair. These events are held in collaboration with Castlewood School and we work together before and during these events. We also join the Christmas Event in Lintot Square, and organise other smaller events.
The constitution is the document which details the rules and regulations by which our association should be run. All registered charities must have a constitution and provide a copy of this to the Charity Commission.
The charity 'PTA-UK' offers its members a model constitution which embodies best practice for PTAs and similar bodies. As members of PTA-UK, the Southwater Academies PTFA has adopted this constitution.
A copy of the model constitution can be found here.
Why do we do it ?
Ask any of the PTFA members what their motivation is and they’ll say they want to raise money for both Academies in order to improve their children’s educational provision.
TOTAL FUNDRAISED IN 2016-17 ACADEMIC YEAR: **approximately £10,000**
PTFA Funds are used to enhance the educational experience of the students at The Southwater Infant Academy. These are requested by the Headteacher, staff and students through the student council, and are considered by the committee.
Upcoming PTFA Events
How can you help?
The events take time to organise and require people to run them. If you think you would like to join the team to help organise an event, or you would like to help at an event, please contact us on the links below.
Please leave us a message via firstname.lastname@example.org or our FB page www.facebook.com/#!PTFASouthwaterAcademies and one of us will be in touch.
Funds raised are spent by the Head Teachers on equipment, services and experiences that the Academies’ budgets would not normally be able to provide.