How can you help the Parent Staff Association?

Like all state schools, Sexey’s is facing unprecedented funding pressures. As a result, we as parents now have a vital role to play in helping to ‘plug the gaps’ and do what we can to help boost budgets, so the school continues to thrive. We need your help more than ever!

Fundraising at Sexey’s is co-ordinated by The Parent Staff Association (PSA), a group of committed parent volunteers lead by boarding parent Verena Buchanan and day-pupil parent Katie Armstrong.

Last year we raised nearly £7,000 to fund a range of vital educational resources from field trips to library furniture to microphones. This year we want to raise much more. And we’re looking at some imaginative ways to ‘add value’ to the school as well. We understand that long meetings and coffee mornings aren’t for everyone, and many parents are too busy or too far away to commit to join the PSA. Luckily there are plenty of ways you can support the PSA to help raise money for the school that involve very little time and effort!

Here are a few:

Sign up to our Annual Prize Draw
At just £10/ticket, this is an easy way of donating to the school, with a chance to win great prizes in three draws a year.

Join in!
Come to our fundraising events, bring your friends and spread the word. If there are ways we can improve these events, let us know!

Donate prizes for raffles or food & drink for our events
Like our Sexey’s PSA Facebook page to be alerted when contributions are needed. If you or someone you know has a food or drink company that needs promoting, we’re not afraid of plugging donors and their products at our events!

Share your fundraising ideas
Use the PSA Parent Survey to share your thoughts, or write to us via psa@sexeys.somerset.sch.uk . We’d like to find out what type of events you’re likely to support, ways you think we can make money, what you think needs funding, and what, if anything, you can add to the mix. All ideas welcome and we’ll make full use of them in planning our on-going activities.

Other ways you can help:

Donate items on the school’s ‘wishlist’
If you are able to provide any items on the school’s annual ‘wishlist’ at ‘cost’ or for free, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Donations can be publicised in a variety of ways or be anonymous.

Sponsor or host an event
Perhaps you have access to a great venue, or expertise in event organizing yourself? Let us know.

Offer your services, skills or experience
Could you give a talk at Sexey’s? Can you help us design or edit a school publication? All suggestions welcome!  psa@sexeys.somerset.sch.uk

“Within our diverse parent community there is a wealth of skills, experience, contacts and resources, that properly channeled, can make our already special school truly exceptional”.
Verena Buchanan, Co-Chair Sexey’s School PSA

With your help, we can make this our most successful year of fundraising to date!