St Aidan’s Parent School Association (PSA)

Making a difference to the children of St Aidan’s

St Aidan’s PSA is a parent-led, voluntary association which exists to support the school and to raise funds to provide resources not available through our local authority.

We aim to:

  • build a sense of community
  • enable active parent/guardian involvement
  • raise additional resources

All parents and guardians automatically become a member of the PSA when your child joins the school. We hope you will choose to get involved and we look forward to seeing you at our events and meetings!

What does the PSA do?

We organise fundraising events such as the Summer and Christmas Fairs and community events like our popular International Evening or Quiz nights

We meet every half-term to discuss and make plans. Dates and times of meetings appear in book-bag handouts, on notices around the school and in our school newsletter, ‘Headlines’.

How is the PSA organised?

The PSA committee includes a Chair, Secretary and Treasurers/s as well as representatives from the school and Governing Body. They are supported by Class Reps from each year who keep the flow of communication going and help organise class level support for events.

What items have the PSA purchased to support the school?

  • The Playpod in the main playground for children to have creative play at lunchtimes.
  • Curriculum Expenditure.  Every class received £100 to purchase resources relevant to the curriculum.
  • KS2 Fruit. Ensuring that the whole school receive fruit at break time.
  • Garden Resources.
  • New books.
  • Lighting rigs and microphones for school plays and assemblies.
  • Storage “shed” for school & PSA.
  • Raspberry Pi coding computers.
  • School clock, Web cam nesting box – Items for the outside learning environment
  • Classroom Projectors.
  • IT Suite Laptops

How can I help?

Without your support the PSA cannot function effectively. Why not speak to your Class Rep to find out how you can support our next event? Or come along to a PSA meeting where you can help to improve our work and put forward your own ideas.

There are many different ways to get involved from helping to distributing leaflets for an event through to making mulled wine for the Christmas Fair!

Easy fundraising

If you shop on-line please consider using easyfundraising.co.uk and nominate St Aidan’s PSA N4 as your chosen cause. Easyfundraising is a web site which enables on-line retailers to donate back a percentage (around 2%) of the value of your purchases to good causes. It’s very simple to use and costs you no more than shopping direct on your favourite sites. To register: http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/staidans/

You can also generate funds for the PSA by using easysearch as your search engine: http://staidans.easysearch.org.uk/

Other ways to help include signing up to buy a bag of organic vegetables (delivered to the school on Wednesdays) for which the PSA receives a percentage of the price. In addition, you could buy craft and gift items through the Yellow Moon catalogue (comes home in book bags once a term) as the PSA receives cash back from your purchases.

Donating to the PSA

Donations are very important for our work and any amount is greatly appreciated! In the meantime cheques made payable to St Aidan’s School P.S.A. can be left in the school office in an envelope marked Treasurer PSA with “DONATION” written on the back. Thank you!

Keeping up-to-date

To stay informed about PSA events check out the up and coming Events.

You can also join the St. Aidan’s online Yahoo Group by emailing your details to Millie at  saintaidans-subscribe@yahoogroups.com (please say which class your child/children is/are in so we can avoid spam entries). As a member of this group you will receive information about PSA meetings, events and activities as well as finding a new home for any unwanted bikes/wardrobes/travel cots!