What is The Friends Group?
The friends is a PTA (Parent teacher association). A PTA is a fantastic way to bring together parents, teachers and local community members to raise money and to support our school. It provides an opportunity for everyone to work collaboratively towards a common goal. All parents, teachers and school staff can get involved, even if they only have a small amount of time available. The children at The Flying High Academy will benefit from the additional funds it will raise, and the increased opportunity for parents to be more involved in school life.
If you become a member of The Friends you could:
Learn new skills
Meet new friends
Feel good about helping others
Be a good role model for your children
Help to make The Flying High Academy the very best it can be
The Friends group have helped to fund:
DARE for year 6
CASE for year 2
Bulbs/plants for flower beds
What do The Friends do?
If you become a member of the PTA you could be involved in:
Fundraising to help the school provide extra resources and activities for the children.
Planning charity events throughout the year.
Running social events for parents and children
Providing support for school trips, outings and other special events.
Selling hamper tickets.
Deciding how the money we raise is spent within school.
You could help by:
Recording minutes to meetings
Making and collecting items to sell on stalls
Creating posters and writing letters
Recruiting new PTA members
Applying for funding
Helping sell tickets before and after school
Thinking of new, fun ways to raise money
You may volunteer once a week, once a month or whenever you can to fit in around your work and family commitments. New members are always warmly welcomed. Please speak to our Chair of Friends Jane Hurst or staff members Nikita Harris or Catherine Beaumont if you are interested and would like more details.