Friends of Ridgeway School ( in it's current format) has been running at school since 2010.
Jill Dyer (the current chair) had to step down in April 2017 and we have been unable to get anyone to replace her.
Without a chairperson we cannot practically run a PTA and we cannot meet our obligations as stated in our Constitution.
The Friends of Ridgeway School Charitable status will be maintained by 4 trustees so that the PTA can be in a position to start again when a group of parents is ready and willing to take on a new challenge. The 4 trustees will be Jill Dyer, Jacky Pendlebury, Nick Evans and Kray Dhillon.
If you feel that you might be able to help kick-start the PTA or have a group of friends who would like to do it together - please get in touch.
The presentation below provides a guide to Friends to help explain everything we have done and what is needed to run a PTA.
Friends of Ridgeway School is a registered charity whose sole aim is to provide non-educational support for the children at school, their families and the whole school community as a whole.
We are a bit like a PTA but we are every bit as special as the children at our wonderful school!
We raise money, spend money on lovely experiences for the children and their families, access grants, support each other, share information and generally get involved in local and national agendas to try to make the world a little bit happier for kids like ours.
Want to get involved?
We are FRIENDS and not a PTA so it is not just parents who get involved. We welcome staff and their families, parents, carers, family members, professionals and members of the entire school and local community.
You can be involved in as much or as little as you want!
We welcome people who just like to keep up with news, people who just want the odd coffee and chat as well as people who can help out occasionally or want to come to meetings.
Please contact me to get on our mailing list to keep in touch or just call for a chat. If Friends can do anything to support you or signpost you on... just let us know.
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Text or Call - 07789998179
GO ON - DO IT NOW BEFORE YOU FORGET!