Edwalton Primary School Parents Association (EPSPA)
EPSPA organises fun events throughout the school year to at which children, parents, carers, other family members and staff can meet and have some fun whilst raising valuable additional funds for school. EPSPA is a registered charity with a formal constitution.
We always welcome new members! Being involved with EPSPA is a great way to meet other parents and carers and make a difference to our fantastic school.
Over the last year, EPSPA has helped support the school farm and fund new ICT equipment, benches, Lego, outdoor areas, new Gazebos and transport to national Rugby and Great Dance finals. We need your support!
Interested in joining the Committee?
The Committee typically meets at least once a month to plan events and discuss opportunities for supporting the school. The committee decides what time best suits to meet: at present most meetings are held in the evenings to facilitate attendance by those with daytime work commitments, although we would like to have at least one meeting per half term on a mornings, for those who find it easier to meet during the day. There's always plenty to do and as the committee evolves on a continuous basis, it's easy to join and make your mark.
Chairperson: Caroline Hulland
Secretary: Manjit Heaphy
Treasurer: Hayley Birtles
President: Mr Owens
Positions for new appointments 2017/2018:
President: Mr Thomas
More information about the committee
What are the Committee roles?
The Chairperson provides leadership for the Committee and works closely with all the Committee members to ensure that the association is run effectively. He/she sets the date and agenda for meetings and chairs the meetings, ensuring everyone has a voice and all the key decisions are identified, discussed and agreed by the Committee. He/she ensures that the Association is operated in accordance with its Constitution.
The Secretary is responsible for ensuring that there are effective communication links between the committee members, the parents and carers and the school. He/she also typically writes and distributes the minutes of the meetings, co-signs cheques as required and writes the annual report with the Chairperson.
The Treasurer ensures that the Committee has agreed appropriate financial procedures. He/she is responsible for maintaining accurate financial records, providing for and accounting for cash floats at events, liaising with the bank as required and preparing the annual financial report.
The President is the Headteacher or their nominated deputy. He/she provides support and advice to the Committee in terms of events and other fund-raising activities, liaising with staff, providing access to the school, reviewing and signing off on risk assessments. He/she identifies funding opportunities for the Association to consider and provides input on areas of greatest impact.
The other Committee Members play a vital role working alongside the Officers (Chair, Secretary, Treasurer). They often lead on particular projects (e.g. personalised Christmas cards) or events (e.g. an after-school event).
We also have a committed team of helper members who lend a hand at events as and when they can. It's good fun and very rewarding to be involved, and a great way to help out without the commitment of regular meetings.
Feel free to contact us if you'd like to be involved in any way. We'd love to hear from you!