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PTFA Parent, Teacher, Friend Association

A very, very warm welcome to our Barwell Infant School PTFA. 


This page has been written by our PTFA especially for you as a new family within our school community. We realise it can be strange and a little nerve-wracking joining a school, and there always seems to be so many questions to ask! The page aims to set out all the information you will need about our newly formed Parent Teacher and Friends Association , which we hope will become a big part of our school life. If, after having read it, you have any questions, please do get in touch with one of the committee members (below), or ask via your class teacher or the school office. 


There are 3 keys roles on the committee so please let us introduce ourselves:  


Chairperson – Katy Packman 

I am Katy. I have a child in EYFS, but have 3 older children who have also attended the infants. I want to raise money for the school because I'd love for the children to benefit from our fundraising efforts. Without the PTFA, the children could miss out on school trips and pantos at Christmas for example.   




Treasurer – Sarah Nottingham 

Well, I'm Sarah and have just the one child who is currently in EYFS busy bees. We love the outdoors and making new friends, I have no idea what I've got myself into but if raising money will help the school which in turn will help my boy and others, then I'm more than happy to give it a go! Look forward to meeting you all and receiving your support x 




Secretary – Gavin Stokes 

Hi, my name is Gav. My daughter Isla is in EYFS. I am really looking forward to being able to help in raising funds for Barwell Infants and also getting involved in the local community.   



Clare Hill – Family Liaison Officer in school is also available to help.   


Why do we have a PTFA? 

The aim of Barwell Infants PTFA is simple -to raise cash to provide the children cool things to do while they are at school, whilst having fun on the way and boosting the community spirit. It's important to remember that the budget the school gets from the Department for Education is to support the curriculum. It's not for discos, pantos, or fetes. When all budgets are being stretched, we can help to provide the financial support to fund the more fun things in school life. 


However, it is much more than just fundraising. The PTFA exists to provide closer links between home and school, and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school working towards a common goal. And it’s fun! All parents and members of the school community 

can get involved if they want to, even if they only have a small amount of time available, and all parents are automatically members of the Association when they join our school. 


The PTFA is extremely conscious of the ethos and morals of our school, and we will try very hard when organising and planning events to respect this. Not all of our events will be ran as fundraisers. There will be discos and movie nights with the aim of giving the children a good time and as a way of thanking families for their continued support to the PTFA. Our first fundraiser 'Teddy tombola' was very successful, and thanks also to Ashleigh Cakes, who donated profits from her selling cakes, we managed to raise £115 in total.  



 Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us via the school office.