‘Friends’ (PTA)

Chair: Yvonne Cross
Vice-Chair: Leah Wilson
Treasurer: Katrina McGeown
Secretary: Nasreen Ahmed
Communications: James Kennedy
Bids & Fundraising: Susan Bozkurt-Williams
Ordinary Members: Jess Cape, Frances Kelly, Anna Graham, Angela Lowry, Lisa Naughton and Clare Huxley

Aim

The objective of the Friends of Raddlebarn is to advance the learning of pupils in the school in a number of ways:
• to pay for extraordinary events and experiences
• to fund equipment that supports learning through play
• to enhance the school environment
• to enhance the school’s image
• to raise money in ways that are fun for the children

Friends of Raddlebarn raise money through various events. They usually hold one main event each school term as well as other smaller events. They’re always looking for new fundraising ideas.

This past year Friends of Raddlebarn have run:
• Quiz & AGM Evening
• Christmas Craft in the Classroom
• Winter Bazaar
• Easter Celebration
• Summer Fair
• Discos
• Reading for Pleasure Afternoon Tea
• Friday Friends Ice Lolly Sale
• Pre-loved Uniform Sale
• Refreshments at Parents’ Meetings/Evenings/Workshops
• Gardening
• Maintenance

Funds raised by Friends of Raddlebarn are intended to provide ‘extras’ that not already provided by the school’s main income – ‘fun things’ that make learning more interesting and exciting. The Friends Committee and the Headteacher decide how to spend funds.

This year Friends have funded:
• Big Friday Friends Welcome BBQ
• Class trips for the whole school to see a Christmas theatre production
• new playground equipment for use during playtimes
• Year Group Funds (ie. water butt for Nursery, subsidising class trips, etc)
• Forest School outdoor classroom area development
• a new book for each child on World Book Day
• and much more!