Welcome to the PTFA section!
The Parents, Teachers and Friends Association is an important part of our school. They support us through fundraising and organising social events within the community such as a Fun Run, Easter Egg Hunt, Bags 2 School, Christmas Fair, Classic Car Show, Cake Sales, 'AG's Got Talent', Year 6 Leavers' Party and refreshments and cream teas at our Sports Days. They are always keen for new ideas and new people to help out with events - so if you are interested, please let us know.
2018 - 2019 Trustees:
Chair: Hannah Winzer and Katie Fisher
Secretary: Chris Rober
Treasurer: Amy Glover
Communications Officer: Becky Everitt
Committee & Parent Helpers:
All parents and carers are members of our PTFA but If you think that you might be interested in a more specific role, or if you can help us on an ad-hoc basis at some of our fund raising events, please have a chat with any of the above parent helpers, committee members or trustees. Any offers of help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Outdoor Play and Learning Project 2018
The OPAL Primary Programme is a mentor supported school improvement programme. It addresses all of the areas schools must plan for if they want to sustainably improve the quality of play.
Research has shown that play contributes to the children's physical and emotional health, well - being, approach to learning and enjoyment of school. Given the importance of play in children lives and current concerns about children's health and opportunity to access time and space to initiate their own play outdoors, there are considerable benefits for children, parents, school and the wider community from participating in OPALS programme.
The OPAL Primary Programme supports schools in developing a cultural shift in thinking about and supporting children's play. Its success comes from a series of interrelated actions undertaken with specialist support from the OPAL mentor. This embeds play into schools policies and practices and establishes clear guiding principles and strategies for initiate changes in playtimes. The results can be transformational and - at best - spectacular, and show progress even in more challenging school environments.
To date OPAL has run programmes in over 200 schools throughout the whole UK and has recently expanded to Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
More details below and on this page:
Two parents have volunteered their time to help raise funds for the OPAL project, they have set up a Just Giving page with the aim of £4K for improvements to the Aveton Gifford Primary School playtimes.
We really appreciated all of your support with this 18 month project.