Tel:01453 883205

Email: [email protected]

Head: Mr. Andrew Ferguson

PTA

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Welcome to Bussage Primary School PTA

Bussage School Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) is an essential and active part of our school community.  All parents and teachers are automatically members and we depend on the entire community to help us support our school.

Please have a think about anything you could offer – time, contacts, knowledge, supplies, ideas or just support and enthusiasm – you don’t have to commit long term or come to meetings, and it is also a fun way to meet other parents.

This page aims to conveniently keep everyone up to date with the PTA and its activities and we also use our Facebook page actively as a virtual community for updates, news and requests.  Don’t forget to like or follow us using any of the social media links on the right of the home page to keep updated that way too.

Please get in touch if you can help, by email [email protected], popping into the school office or find one of us in the playground. We’d love to hear from you!

Don’t be shy!

 

Your PTA Chair – Michelle Field

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A bit about me…

Matt and I have two lovely children (well most of the time), Martha who is 6 and in Year 1, and Jasper who is 4 and will start school in September. We moved back to Bussage, from Tetbury, a couple of years ago and I’m now living in the road where I grew up!

I work at Perry, Bishop & Chambers Estate Agents 3 days a week in their accounts department where I have been for the past 8 years. Before that I trained as a photographer and photographed products for both Argos and Tesco, working in their in-house studios in Milton Keynes.

Now photography is just something I enjoy in my spare time – when I get some! I also enjoy volunteering, eating chocolate and have just learnt to knit. So far I have made a lovely hat for Martha and a scarf for Jasper, which he won’t wear…unless it snows!

Chair person’s key responsibilities:

  • – Provide leadership; ensure the Committee follow the constitution
  • – Set the agenda for meetings, liaising with the Secretary
  • – Ensure the agenda is followed and that all business is covered
  • – Call the meeting to order when it is time
  • – Welcome and involve new members
  • – Ask for apologies for absence
  • – Sign the approved minutes of the last meeting
  • – Agree a date for the next meeting
  • – Close the meeting
  • – Write the annual report, liaising with the Secretary
  • – Sign cheques for the PTA with one other elected committee member
  • – Get to know committee members

 

Your new PTA ViceChair – Emma Seabrook

A bit about me…

My husband Al and I have two little ones, Jamie (age 6) and Bella (age 4). I grew up in Minchinhampton and Eastcombe, and love the whole Stroud area – we can frequently be found at the Farmer’s Market on a Saturday morning! We have family in Liverpool, Epsom and Swanage, so we spend a fair few weekends travelling the country visiting them.

I have worked in financial services for over 10 years, and currently work full time as a Business and MI Analyst in a pensions company. As I work full time, I don’t get to do ‘drop-off’ or ‘pick-up’ very often, so I have found the PTA has been a great way to meet other parents and get involved, and I love that we make a difference to the school for all our children.

ViceChair person’s key responsibilities:

  • – To assist the Chairperson
  • – Welcome and involve new members
  • – Lead Class Representitives
  • – Assume all duties in the absence of the Chairperson
  • – Fill in as Chairperson should the position become vacant
  • – Get to know committee members

 

Your Treasurer Rachel Cash

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A bit about me…

I currently live in Bussage with my husband Peter and our 6 year old son George who is in Year 1 and not forgetting our pet hamster Woody! We are also in the process of finding a rescue cat to give a home to, which George is extremely excited about! I am originally from Somerset and moved to Stroud 6 years ago when I met my husband. I fell in love with Stroud and the surrounding areas which I now call Home.

I am a full time working mum, I have worked in Finance for over 10 years and took a job at Capita 3 years ago supporting financial software which is used by colleges and universities throughout the UK. I joined the PTA committee because I thought it would be a fun way of getting more involved with the school and a great way of meeting other parents. I look forward to seeing more of you at future meetings and events.

Treasurer’s key responsibilities:

  • – Maintain accurate and detailed financial records
  • – Present a financial report at each meeting
  • – Liaise with the bank
  • – Make approved payments
  • – Count and bank monies
  • – Prepare and co-sign cheques as required
  • – Provide and account for cash floats at events
  • – Charity registration and Gift Aid
  • – Pay agreed expenses
  • – Prepare annual accounts and liaise with the independent examiner
  • – Ensure the committee has agreed appropriate procedures for the handling of financial matters

 

Your Secretary – Danella Pockett

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A bit about me…

I am new to the Bussage school community, my daughter Anya is in Year 1. I am also well known around Bussage for my faithful old spotty dog, Khan.

I was born and grew up in London, but left the city life to live here with my husband Benn in 1999. I am a teacher at Amberley school, so I spend the majority of my time in the company of 5 year olds!

In my limited spare time I enjoy keep fit classes, swimming and netball.

Secretary’s key responsibilities:

  • – Deal with correspondence
  • – Prepare agendas
  • – Call meetings – giving plenty of notice
  • – Keep a record of attendance at meetings
  • – Take notes during meetings
  • – Ensure that enough committee members are present
  • – Write up the minutes of meetings
  • – Distribute minutes to all the committee
  • – Make meeting & event arrangements
  • – Co-sign cheques as required
  • – Write the annual report with the Chair

 

 

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