St Mary’s PSA is a group of parents and carers who work together for the benefit of the school. As a parent or carer with a child at St Mary’s, you automatically become a member of the PSA.
How the PSA is organised
St Mary’s PSA is a separate entity to the school itself. It is a registered charity, governed by a written constitution. This constitution sets out the PSA’s objectives and how it is run. The day-to-day running of the PSA is the responsibility of a committee which is made up of both parents and staff volunteers.
What the PSA does
The PSA has two objectives: to raise money to improve the educational opportunities available to the children at St Mary’s, and to help foster a strong sense of community among the children, parents and staff. Everything the PSA does is for the benefit of the children. Every year, thanks to the parents, carers, staff and children who support the fundraising activities, the PSA raises money and makes a positive contribution to the school.
How the PSA raises money
Mostly through events. Some events are just for the children, some for adults and some for the whole family. The calendar of events is planned at the beginning of the school year and published on the school website.
What the funds are used for
The PSA has help support a range of investments into to the school, such as new playground equipment on both sites, purchasing new books for the reading areas, new SEN equipment, and funds dedicated to each class to spend as the teacher wishes. All the resources funded by the PSA are items that the school would not be able to purchase otherwise. The PSA also helps to fund activities such as buying tickets for all the school to visit the pantomime at Christmas and subsiding the cost of the Y6 leavers hoodies.
We use an App called ClassList to keep in touch with parents and carers and advertise events and meetings through this. Please do join up – download the App and click on this QR code to join.
How you can support the PSA
Volunteer to be a class rep – we aim to have two for each class. Please contact us if you’re interested in become a Class Rep for your child’s class: firstname.lastname@example.org
Attend PSA meetings where we plan events and decide what to fund