Sebright Parents’ Association was set up at the end of 2013 and officially launched on February 14th 2014. We aim to work together with Sebright’s parents, carers, staff and children to build a strong community within the school, put on events and raise funds for activities and trips.
We have successfully hosted two main events each year- the Winter Festival in December and the annual school disco in the summer term. We also run other events not just to raise money, but for parents to get together and engage with the school as a community that supports the fantastic school staff to care for and nurture our happy children.
We have organised or funded a number of trips over the years, such as theatre and cinema trips. We took Year 6 children to the West End to see the critically acclaimed production of ‘The Lorax’. We are always open to parents’ suggestions of other events or trips we could organise that complement the national curriculum.
All parents are welcome to join SPA – or drop in when they can. All help, small or huge, is needed and appreciated. Committee meetings are held every 3/4 weeks (a text is sent out to parents) in the school’s Learning Space and everyone is welcome to attend. When planning big events, posters inform parents of help needed and important meetings planned. Please email us with any questions or comments at: email@example.com
Please do remember that all parent helpers are volunteers!
In 2019 we helped the school by:
Purchasing equipment for Forest School.
Giving every child a book for Christmas and Elf experience.
6th December 2019 – Winter Fair
Parents can volunteer via our website or attend our next coffee morning on 15th November 2019
Lubia Begum-Rob: Chair
Amrika Luchmee: Treasurer
How is money raised?
SPA raises money through events. We hold two main events each school year (the Winter Festival and the school disco) and smaller events as and when – for example, a quiz, or stall at the summer fair. Not only are we always looking for new fundraising ideas, but lovely parents to come help run the event and have lots of fun too.
How is money spent?
Funds raised by SPA are intended to provide ‘extras’ not already provided by the school budget.
How can I be involved in Sebright Parents’ Association?
There are many different ways you can help SPA whether you have lots of time to offer or not.
Some of the roles are time-consuming, although also rewarding. If you can’t commit to a big job, look out for things you can do less frequently (eg running a stall at the summer fair, baking for a cake sale). And you can always support SPA events by simply turning up.
What the Parents say...
"Being part of SPA has been a wonderful way to meet other parents and connect with the community at Sebright. Working together to put on events and special days for the kids is fun and rewarding. It's also a great way for parents to voice their opinions and any concerns they might have regarding the school in a relaxed and comfortable environment”
- AM Parent
"SPA is great! It helps parents build a relationship with the school, get to know other communities"
- NS Parent
" I have made friends with other parents. Learnt more about the school and what they do for our kids. Helping at events, it's great to see the kids happy faces"
- SM Parent