(Parent Teacher and Friends Association)
When you join the school as either a parent or a member of staff you automatically become a member of the PTFA. Should you be interested in having a say into how the PTFA fund raises and allocates this money then please ask at the School Office about joining the committee. Everyone is very welcome to join.
Planning & Organisation
In the informal atmosphere, the committee openly discuss activities and generate new ideas. It is at these committee meetings that school projects are considered with a view to PTFA Funding. In joining the committee, this is your opportunity to have your say. Committee meetings generally start at 7.30 pm and last for just over 1 hour. They are usually held in the hall at Shefford every 5 or 6 weeks through school terms.
Being a member of the PTFA
Joining the PTFA will give you lots of pleasure and enhance your family’s relationship with the school. Mums and Dads, Staff and friends all combine as individuals to form a friendly school community and as Year 6 parents leave the school, so new Reception parents join. Everyone is made welcome at any stage through their involvement with the school and it is never too late to get involved. We are always on the lookout for new members with new and fresh ideas or helpers to run a stall at a fete for half an hour. Whatever you can put in – it will be appreciated.
How to contact your PTFA
The easiest way to contact us is to click HERE. A PTFA member will then contact you.
Putting the fun into fundraising via our Fund Raising Events.
Over the years the generosity of all those associated with the schools has enabled the PTFA to donate many thousands of pounds to worthy projects. People have been very creative in coming up with new ideas to run alongside the tried and trusted events. We have a friendly relaxed approach to our meetings and welcome anyone to come along to see for themselves.
Fun & Social Events
It is not all about raising funds all the time. The social events are equally important and give the children and adults the opportunity to enjoy many friendships at Chaddleworth and Shefford. The school Disco, for instance, is very popular for all the children and the termly coffee afternoons are a great day out for everyone.
The PTFA has a remarkable record when it comes to fund raising. This success is firmly based on the team spirit which is much in evidence at all the events, whether it is for fund raising or, just as importantly, a social event where everyone can let their hair down! Many families have struck long-lasting friendships through PTFA activities.
You TOO, can be part of this successful team.
A flavour of what we have purchased for the school:
- New headphones
- Mini First Aider training
- Sports equipment
- Storage for resources
- Computer equipment.
Past and present events include:
- Sponsored cycle rides
- Table top sales
- Fashion shows
- Children's discos
- Christmas Fayre
- Nearly new sales
- Treasure hunts
- Auction of promises
- Summer fete
- Morthers Day Surprise
- Quiz nights