Welcome to the Dewstow PTFA

What is the PTFA?

A group of people including parents, teachers and friends of the school who help to organise events, both fund raising and social.

What are the aims of the Dewstow PTFA?

To raise funds to buy things that will benefit the children, that the school could not otherwise afford, to organise social events for children for parents and their friends, to foster community relationships at Dewstow Primary School.

Who can belong to the PTFA?

Anyone who has children at the school or who works at the school is automatically a member of the PTFA.

Newcomers are most welcome.

When do the PTFA meet?

In a relaxed 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 are generally held in the school day every 5 or 6 weeks. Meetings taka place in the Family Learning Room at school. Look out for the meeting dates on the PTFA Facebook page and here or by speaking to a member of the committee.

Why join the PTFA?

Being a member of 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.

Over the years the generosity of all those associated with Dewstow Primary School 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.