What does our PTFA do?

As soon as you have a child within the school you are automatically a member of our Parent Teacher Friend Association this is an organisation with a mission to make the school a better place for children to learn. Bampton C of E Primary brings together parents, teachers and children to raise funds and strengthen the school community. Money raised is usually spent on things that the school budget does not cover.

Why should I join?

There are many reasons why you should join your PTFA. From making new friends and getting to know the school environment, through to helping raise much needed funds and making a difference to the children and school community. All of these things help you grow in confidence as a parent and it feels good to know you are making a difference for your children and for generations to come.

What will be expected of me?

There is no expectation on any parent volunteer, any amount of time you can give to the PTFA will always be well received. There are a variety of ways you can get involved, from engaging with social media activity, attending PTFA Meetings through to volunteering at events or coordinating events. Even donating preloved items, raffle prizes or suggesting brilliant ideas are ways of getting involved. There seems to be a myth that if you get involved with your PTFA you will never be able to escape! We make it clear that parents can come to our meetings to just listen and learn, or they can take a more active role if they want to, there are no set expectations.

How do I join my children’s school’s PTFA?

As we mentioned before you automatically become a member of the PTA simply by being a parent at the school. If you would like to take a more active role and find out more about our PTFA volunteering opportunities, then attend a PTFA meeting.