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If you are a parent, guardian or any relative of a child at Fielding or a member of staff then you are a member of the Fielding Parent Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA). Parent volunteers are needed to help organise and run individual events and/or to form the PTFA Committee each year.

The aim of the PTFA is to raise money for the school and to arrange fun social events for adults and children. The PTFA has a long tradition of organising innovative and exciting opportunities for all the family.

As the PTFA is a registered charity, it has to have an annually elected committee (drawn from parent volunteers) which is generally made up of a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. In addition parents volunteer to be Class Reps and we are also lucky enough to have many talented parents who assist the committee with other jobs such as publicity materials, updating website pages, artwork, event planning, communications, design and sponsorship.

We generally hold a PFTA meeting twice a term, and small working groups organise each event - everyone helps in any way they can.

Our main fund raising events of the year are the Christmas and Summer Fairs. Other events include Quiz Night, Roller Disco, Movie Afternoon, Comedy Nights, Circus and Pantomime, Barbecues and regular cake sales. Class reps can organise class or year group nights out, and we try to fit in as many different and fun activities as we can. If you have an idea for an event you would like to organise, please get in touch with us either in the playground, via the PTFA email or through the PTFA mailbox in school reception.

Last academic year (2017/2018) we raised over £40,000 - a record Each year, the PTFA funds the school in 3 main ways:

  • Annual donation of around £15k- £20k with spending decisions made by school leaders and the governing body. Typically these are on capital projects which benefit all pupils - last year was on the new Kitchen Garden (£26,000) and the Nursery Sandpit (£6,000)
  • Up to £500 for each age group for a trip off-site or enrichment activity in school, decided by each school-based Year Leader;
  • Bid funding for specific projects, for example, Year 6 production and leavers' events.

Without the money raised by our events the above projects and activities would not be possible.

We hold our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in October at which we elect our committee for the following year. But please don’t wait until then. So if you would like to help give the school better facilities and ensure our children have lots of extra-curricular activities, come along and join us at any of the events below:

Planned activity / meetings for 2018/2019 Academic Year

17 September 2018: PTFA Meeting

1 October 2018: PTFA AGM

14 October 2018: Movie Afternoon

5 November 2018: PTFA Meeting

1 December 2018: Christmas Fair

16 December 2018: Sleeping Beauty Pantomime

14 January 2019: PTFA Meeting

19 January 2019: Roller Disco

3 February 2019: Movie Afternoon

1 March 2019: Quiz Night

4 March 2019: PTFA Meeting

9 March 2019: Children’s Disco (TBC)

March/April 2019: Photo Competition

5 April 2019: Easter Trail

April 2019: Comedy Night (TBC)

29 April 2019: PTFA Meeting

11 May 2019: Tiddler Disco (TBC)

3 June 2019: PTFA Meeting

8 June 2019: Picnic (TBC)

29 June 2019: Summer Fair

14-16 July 2019: Circus

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