Friends of Burdett-Coutts

Friends of Burdett-Coutts

If you are a parent, carer or a guardian of a child that attends the school, then you are automatically a member of our Parent Association, Friends of Burdett-Coutts.

Being part of Friends of Burdett-Coutts offers an exciting opportunity for parents, carers and guardians to meet one another and to be involved in supporting our school, through fundraising events, volunteering and much more. Even if you only have a small amount of time, you can still benefit from this amazing chance to participate more in school life.

Whether you are committee member or a volunteer, you will be making a difference to the school experience for your child and other pupils in the school. Being an active volunteer is fun, enjoyable and very rewarding and can also provide you with new and valuable skills, which could enhance your CV and broaden job opportunities.

Being involved in Friends of Burdett-Coutts is not just about raising money. Whilst fundraising is an important part of any Parent Association, there is also growing evidence that Parent Associations are playing a further role in the life of the school. Increasingly, they are also working with their local community and representing the views of parents within school.

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On the 19th of October, the newly elected members of the Friends organised an afternoon tea to welcome Nursery and Reception parents new to our school. A delicious array of cakes, biscuits and refreshments were also kindly donated by the Friends.

Alongside Mrs Dyer, Ms N. De Keyser (Chair of the Friends of Burdett-Coutts), greeted everyone and gave some information about the purpose and aims of the PSA. Volunteers were welcomed to help out and contribute especially for the upcoming Christmas Fair.

The tea was also a wonderful opportunity for parents to meet and talk to each other and it was brilliant to see so many new faces at our welcome tea party. Thank you to Sandra for the excellent publicity! 

If you would like to be involved or just to know more about the Friends of Burdett-Coutts, please come to one of our Christmas Fair Planning Meetings on the following dates:

Thursday 2nd November @ 2.45pm
Wednesday 8th November @ 9am
Friday 17th November @ 2.45pm
Wednesday 22nd November @ 9am
Tuesday 28th November @ 2.45pm
Monday 4th December @ 9am

Our PA can help parents to:

  • improve the school’s facilities, community spirit and partnership with other parents
  • socialise and get to know each other whilst taking part in a range of activities
  • share common concerns and find solutions through working with the school
  • fundraise for extra items or services to enrich the children’s education

Our PA can help our pupils:

  • receive a richer education as a result of items bought by the PTA
  • benefit from parents’ increased understanding of the school
  • socialise by taking part in fundraising events and activities
  • understand the importance of giving