Friends of Westcott

In March 2018 a group of parents who had been meeting in school as an unstructured PTA discussed with school a proposal to form a structured and regulated PTA group. School agreed with this and parents were informed on 9th May 2018 of the proposal and plan to hold an AGM to form a committee.

At the AGM on 13th June a chair, vice chair, treasurer, vice treasurer, secretary and 10 committee members were voted in to form the official Friends of Westcott committee.

We joined Parentkind (charity who support parent engagement in school) to access benefits including use of their constitution document which was adopted and signed at the AGM, agreed to set up a Friends of Westcott bank account and register as a charity.

All of our activities are conducted in line with the constitution and this informs our structure and decision making in terms of voting for actions to be taken, (a copy of the constitution is available by emailing friendsofwestcott@outlook.com)

We hold a Friends of Westcott Bank Account and are accountable as a group for all financial activities.

On 25th July we successfully registered Friends of Westcott as a charity with charity number 1179319 with all committee members being trustees of the charity.

All parents/ carers of children attending Westcott Primary School are ordinary members of the PTA group and are always welcome to attend meetings, volunteer, support our activities and share ideas however the formal committee members have a responsibility for ensuring the continued work of the PTA.

On this page you will find the original PTA proposal which includes the aims and objectives of the group which we continue to work to, AGM reports as well as a variety of photos showing some of what we get upto, but to give you an idea in the past 3 years we have –

  • Raised over £18,000

  • Created a pupil joke book

  • Organised a team to run Hull 10k

  • Planted 200+ trees around the school perimeter

  • Held a sponsored read

  • Been successful in numerous grant applications

  • Hosted numerous discos

  • Organised successful summer and christmas fayres

  • Bought and installed a projector in the school hall

  • Held movie nights

  • Organised for christmas pantomimes for the children at school

  • Supported with school trips financially and as volunteers

  • Held tuck shops and Ice Lolly Fridays

  • Provided new books for within school

  • Provided play time equipment

  • Transformed classrooms, big stars and the calm room

Further information

‘I like the Westcott Award Assemblies not just for the children’s sake but I like to come in and see them showcase their achievements. Its great to see them looking proud and happy.’

Parent testimonials

‘I like that both my children are supported and happy in school. Its great that I am able to speak with teachers and time is always made for parents.’

Parent testimonials

‘Approachability of teachers and support staff is great, I’ve never felt that I’ve been too much trouble when needing to speak to staff.’

Parent testimonials

‘My child has progressed very well and is always happy when leaving school and ready to start the next day.’

Parent testimonials

‘Westcott is a lovely school. I feel like my children have really progressed whilst being here.’

Parent testimonials

‘It is a well kept school with a calm and positive environment for the children to learn in. Always looking for ways to improve.’

Parent testimonials

‘The choice of after school and lunchtime activities is great. The reward assemblies are also a great idea.’

Parent testimonials

‘The school always provides up to date information about what the children have been doing on Twitter.’

Parent testimonials