Meet our PSA
Mrs Rosie SpenceChairperson
Mrs Rosie Spence
Ms Christine SmithersVice Chairperson
Ms Christine Smithers
Mr Luke SmallboneTreasurer
Mr Luke Smallbone
What is the role of the PSA?
The role of the PSA is extremely important to us at St Paul's. The work that they do allows us to provide our pupils with extra enrichment experiences alongside our core curriculum. It also allows us to look at ways in which we can continually improve our offer, by purchasing resources which might otherwise remain on our 'wish list'.
The PSA is run by the parents, with support from school staff at their main events. They provide events throughout the year, such as the popular PSA quiz (for parents), PSA Discos (for pupils) and Christmas and summer fairs (for the whole family). They are always looking for ways in which they can raise money for the school, including through cake sales and ice lolly sales throughout the year. Their events are always well attended and are days that the whole school community really look forward to.
Running the PSA is a very busy job, and the committee are always looking for more members to help with the organisation and running of events. They are keen to involve parents from across the whole school, as this really helps to bring the whole school community together. If you feel that you could give some time and support to the PSA, please either approach one of the committee directly or speak to the school office.
What has the money raised by the PSA been used for?
In previous years, the money raised by the PSA has been used for theatre trips, regular book deliveries to ensure that our library is well stocked with new and classic titles, a new trim trail for the playground and robots for KS1 (code-a-pillars) and KS2 (Spheros).
This year (2019-2020) the money raised has already allowed us to organise a whole school pantomime performance, drama workshops for all classes in March and art workshops for all classes in June. We will be holding whole school exhibitions later in the year to share the work that has been completed across the curriculum, inspired by these experiences (see the diary for the exhibition dates). It has also allowed us to buy extra physical maths resources (shapes, place value counters, scales, measuring cylinders and many others) to be used across the school during daily teaching, linked to our desire to provide more concrete experiences in maths for the children in order to deepen their understanding.