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Parents Association (SMSA)

Aims of the SMSA

The St. Michael’s School Association (the SMSA) is an important part of the school family providing support for the school and extending a relationship among all those associated with the school. In its time the SMSA has organised a wide variety of fundraising and social events, including a Christmas Bazaars, Summer Fun Days, Summer and Winter Balls, Boden clothing parties, Mothering Sunday Stalls and lots of other things too, all of which have raised thousands of pounds.

St. Michael's aims to provide a very high-quality level of teaching and learning environment for every pupil. St. Michael's is a charitable trust and we rely on the dedication and support of the SMSA to raise additional funds which are invested into the school allowing us to provide new and innovative teaching tools and facilities such as virtual reality goggles, a DT room for teaching cooking, toys and games during lunchtime breaks.

However, there is more to the SMSA than fundraising, the SMSA exists to provide closer links between home and school and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of the school.



Year Representatives

Our Year representatives have an extremely important role. There are usually one representative per class who provide the link between the parents, SMSA and the school. The support from the Year representatives is also important when it comes to arranging our main events throughout the year from encouraging parent support to organizing rotas of help. In our experience we find that becoming involved with the SMSA’s activities in support of the school really helps to develop a sense of belonging.

A current list of the SMSA committee members and class representatives is shown below. 



Committee 2018/19

The SMSA committee is made up of a group of class representatives who volunteer to represent a class in every year together with The President, Mr Tompkins, the Vice President, Miss Atkinson, a past pupil, a teacher representative, Secretary and Treasurer.  The committee meets on a regular basis once or twice a term or maybe more if planning a large event.

Committee

President

 

Vice President

Mrs Kate Mansfield

Vice President

Mrs Jane Attwell

Chair

Mrs Louise Phillips

Vice Chair

Vacant

Secretary

Vacant

Treasurer

Mrs Emma Cunningham

Staff Representative

Miss Leanne Saunders

Former Pupil

Mrs Antonia Morton

Former Parent

Vacant position

Nursery Representative

Mrs Jayne Manley

Mrs Eva Wong

Reception Representative

Mrs Karen Laycock

Mrs Amanda Foy

Year 1 Representative


Mrs Amie Cox

Mrs Elisa Sofocli

Year 2 Representative

Mrs Aoife Field

Mrs Katie Forrest

Year 3 Representative

Mrs Mrs Karen Giles

Mrs Kate Sansom

Year 4 Representative

Ms Simone Fox-Gray

Vacant position

Year 5 Representative

Mrs Rochelle Morris

Miss Eloise Gibbons

Year 6 Representative

Mrs Katie Pentelow

Mrs  Natalie Crotty


How to get involved

There are a number of ways you can get involved and support your child through the SMSA. Most importantly attending events, offering to help at or before events or at other times during the year is so valuable. It doesn’t matter if you cannot 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, such as wrapping gifts, preparing raffle tickets, putting sweets in bags etc. We really couldn’t achieve what we do without the behind the scenes help that we receive.

If you are interested in joining the committee or becoming a class representative or volunteer, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Kate Smithyes.

Thank you for taking time to read this and we hope it helps to inform you about the SMSA. 

We thank you for all your valuable support.