Thank you for your support at this year’s AGM. At this meeting we reported on the achievements of Friends of Woodlands over the last year, elected our new committee members and announced our initial plans for this school year.

For those of you who weren’t able to join us here is a quick summary of the headline:

  1. Achievements

* Halloween Disco:  £336

* Father’s Day: £76

* Summer Fair:  £927

*Christmas Activities:  £336

*Non-Uniform Day: £220

The following was spent by the FOW:

* Playground Markings

* Hamper Prize Money

* Year 6 Leavers Trip

*After School Provision – Toys

*Community Hampers

Costs for hosting events please see accounts

  1. Future Expenditure

Friends of Woodlands, School Council and all of the children will be voting to decide where current funds and future money raised this academic year will be spent.  Possible suggestions are as follows:

*RIDAN Composter

*’Quite area’ – Astro Turf and seating under the umbrella allowing more room on the playground

We are delighted with this achievement and want to thank you all for your support.  Friends of Woodlands put the “FUN into FUNdraising”

New Committee Members

The committee members for the following year elected at the AGM are:

Chair’s name:   Emma Moore

Vice’s name:   Jill Clinton

Secretary’s name:  Alison Cresswell

Treasurer’s name:  Sarah Hodson

Committee members’ names: 

Jayne Gurney                        Joseph Gurney                     Claire Saunders

Annette Smith                 Melanie Bray                             Sarah Hodson

Shirley Trow                          Mandy Vale                          Mandy Fisher

Leanne Sheldrick                Elle Shaw                           Allie Cresswell

Emma Moore                    Steve Bowers                           Debbie Astbury

Claire Saunders

Woodlands staff all support Friends of Woodlands PTA.

Please let us know if you would like your name and contact details adding to the list of members.

How you can get involved and become a committee member


There are lots of ways you can help and support your child through FOW.


Offering to help before events or at other times during the year is so valuable.  It doesn’t matter if you can’t help on a regular basis, or even if you cannot come into school.  There are always jobs that can be done from home if you have half an hour to spare e.g. wrapping gifts, preparing raffle tickets etc.  We really couldn’t achieve what we do without the behind the scenes help that we receive.


If you would like to be more involved you can volunteer to be a Committee Member.  Any help you give to our association this year will directly benefit the children at Woodlands Primary School.

You can contact the PTA by email, through our website or using Friends of Woodlands PTA Facebook. Please take a note of these details and be in touch!

  1. PTA Plans and Events

Sweet Shop – Friday 15th February

Comic Relief – Friday 15th March

Spring Disco – Tuesday 26th March

Mother’s Day Surprise gift – week commencing 25th March

Easter Parade – Wednesday 10th April

Non-Uniform Day – Friday 24th May

Summer Fayre/Sports Day – Wednesday 26th June

Thank you for your support and we hope to see new parents/carers joining Friends of Woodlands this academic year.

Friends of Woodlands