Parent School Association
All parents of students at John O'Gaunt School have automatic membership of the Association, as do all members of staff. An Annual General Meeting is held each September and at the last AGM, the following people were elected:
- Chair - Penny Locke
- Vice Chair - position vacant
- Secretary - Heather Thompson
- Treasurer - Claire Barnes
The PSA organises regular fundraising activities at school such as school discos, quizzes, raffles and social evenings. We also run stalls on the Town Hall steps and raise money by bag-packing at Tesco. Please keep an eye on the calendar for details of future fundraising events. We also support the school by providing refreshments for many school events.
If you work for Vodafone or another company who provides a fundraising matching scheme, please contact Penny Locke via the school office, to discuss. Thank you to all those parents who have already helped with fundraising.
Forthcoming PSA Events:
- PSA AGM - Tues 19th September 2017, at 7pm - all welcome
- Quiz Night - Fri 22nd September 2017 - £5 per person (bring own drinks and snacks)
- Fireworks Event - Sunday 29th October 2017 - tickets available in Term 1 (reduced price tickets if bought in advance)
- Cocktails and Casino Night - Saturday 11th November 2017 (Tickets £15 - to include welcome drink, casino chips and canapes [adults only]). Tickets available in Term 1.
Recent PSA Events - Colour Mile; Bonfire and Firework Night; Quiz Night; Black Legend Sportive
Join Our Committee - We are always looking for new parents to join the committee. We're a friendly bunch that meets approximately twice a term. It doesn't matter if you can't make every meeting.
Help at Our Events - We have a number of parents who are happy to be contacted if we need help with catering, social media, advertising etc for specific events. Please let us know if we can add you to this list.
Shop Online - If you shop online via The Giving Machine we can earn money every time you buy something - but it doesn't cost you a penny! Go to Find a Cause and enter 'John' in the search box and scroll down to find us. So far we have raised nearly £1,000 this way so it's really worth signing up.
Donate to the PSA
Raffle and auction prizes are always needed and over the years parents have donated a range of fantastic prizes.
Nearly new - if you have any items (clothes, household goods etc) in good condition then we can sell them on eBay.
Some parents who can't make our events prefer to make donations to the PSA. You can donate online via BT MyDonate that allows the PSA to collect GiftAid
To contact the PSA please leave a message with the school office or contact Penny Locke on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01488 648534.
Secondhand Uniform Scheme - If you would like to donate any unwanted uniform or would like to purchase any please contact Hilary Kelly on email@example.com