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 Co-Chair – Naomi Bailey

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A bit about me…

My husband and I moved ‘up on the hill’ 5 years ago having spent some time living and working in Australia and New Zealand. We now have two ‘spirited’ girls dashing in and around the school grounds, doing our best to beat the school bell!

As a new Mum at the school I thought joining the PTA would be a great way to get to know more of the parents and learn about school life in general. I’m currently working part time to fit around staying at home with the girls, but before my official ‘retirement’ I was working full time as a Primary school teacher – so being back on school grounds is nicely comforting!

Your PTA Co-Chair – Sarah Schmidt

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A bit about me…

My husband and I are originally from Zimbabwe and have now lived in the UK for 16 years. We lived in Reading and in Wales, before falling in love with the Cotswolds and moving to Bussage nearly two years with our two children. I’m currently a stay at home mum after working in retail management for 14 years.

As a family we love travelling and exploring new places, so we try to get out and about as much as possible. I can normally be seen, and heard, calling and chasing after my son once I’ve dropped off my daughter at school! (I don’t think he will have any problem settling into school when he starts!)

I’m really looking forward to my new role as co-chair, and getting to know both the school and other parents better.

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 PTA ViceChair – Emma Wescott 

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A bit about me…

My husband and I have a daughter at the school and are relatively new to school life!

I work part time as Logistics Manager and I thought being a part of the PTA would be a great way to make friends and get involved.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends, family and our two pet guinea pigs!

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 – Claire Whitelock

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A bit about me…

We moved to Bussage in 2012 & have 2 children who will go through the school so I thought joining the PTA would enable me to be a part of their journeys. I am currently a stay at home mum but was a Bank Manager before having our children so being the Treasurer suited me & I really enjoy the role.

In my spare time I enjoy going away on holiday my family & socialising with friends..

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 – Nikki Webb

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A bit about me…

My husband and I have a son and a daughter both currently at the school. I love volunteering for the PTA and have been helping at events for a few years now, so I decided to take the plunge and volunteer for the role of Secretary! It’s great to see the all children benefit from the PTA’s hard work!

I currently work part time as an Energy Consultant which I have done for several years.

In my spare time I like running, spending time with my family, walking my dogs and of course helping with the PTA!

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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