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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School PTFA


Committee Members 2022/23

Co Chair—Ravikant Sharma

Co -Chair - Livia Andrade

Treasurer—Claire Denner

Staff Reps—Tracey Privett

Secretary - Faye Glover

Other Roles:

Claire Denner - Treasurer

My name is Claire Denner and I have been the treasurer for St Joseph's PTFA for 7 years. I have 3 children, one who has now left and is at secondary school, and 2 who still attend the school. I have enjoyed my time on the PTFA and think that it is so important that one exists, not only to raise valuable funds for the school but also to bring the school together at events such as the summer fete, film nights, disco’s etc..


  • There are loads of reasons why you might want to get involved with the PTFA : 


  • Feel at home with the school  get to know people at the school, from the headteacher and teachers to the other parents
  • Understand how the school works
  • Help the school do even better
  • Be a good role model for your child/children

Any help you can provide is very much appreciated, and in return you'll receive a huge sense of satisfaction.

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About the PTFA

We run events to raise money for the school to buy equipment and resources for St Joseph's school. We also provide opportunities for children and adults alike to get to know each other and have fun.

As well as organising big projects such as the summer fete and school disco, we run social events like family film nights & quiz nights. We also hold raffles, cake sales and coffee mornings.

We try to keep a balance between those events which are aimed primarily at raising funds for the school and those which are purely for entertainment.

Look out for the PTFA news in school newsletters, updating parents on our progress and forthcoming events. Over the years, we are proud to say we have raised thousands of pounds for our school.

This has:

  • bought a fantastic range of computer equipment for the IT suite
  • helped refurbish the library and stock with interesting books for our children to read
  • provided educational and enrichment visits for pupils
  • fully refurbished our school nature garden so children can play and learn safely in the area

Our next project is to help the school fund the purchase of IT equipment for the school.

We’d love to get as many people involved in the PTFA as we can. The more volunteers who help out, the more funds we can raise for our school. It’s also great to get fresh ideas from new faces.

You don’t have to be a committee member to get involved. Some people just help out at the odd event, whilst others get involved in every project, as well as perhaps becoming committee members.

No previous experience is necessary and you can spend as much or as little time as you wish and, although it’s voluntary, job satisfaction is guaranteed by 200+ happy and grateful little faces! It’s also a great way of meeting other parents, making friends and getting to know how the school runs.

If you are interested in getting involved with the committee, we hold monthly meetings (term time only). Or you might want to help us out on an ad hoc basis. Either way, you can talk to one of the committee members, come along to any of our meetings or contact us by emailing ptfa@stjosephs.w-berks.sch.uk.

PTFA Aims 2022-23

  • Raise money to enhance Outdoor learning
  • Raise money to improve sound system in hall to enhance assemblies and childrens performances
  • Enrich childrens access to IT with provision of further tablets.

Upcoming Events

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  • 20th October - Wacky Hair Day - Donations of bottles for Christmas Fayre
  • 10th November - Non uniform day - donations of chocolate for christmas Fayre
  • 18th November -Christmas Fayre Prep evening 
  • Friday 25th November - Christmas Fayre


Recent Events

A big thank you to all of you who came to the parent afternoon tea. There was a fantastic turn out and a lot of new volunteers for PTFA events.

New Parents Afternoon Tea(1)

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets for the Easter raffle!

Well done to Deeksha Y2 for winning the Easter bunny, Charlie Y5 for guessing the eggs in the jar and Pugalenthi Y4 for winning our Easter cake!  Special thank you to Mrs Daubney for kindly baking and donating it.


Thank you to all those that supported, over £300 was raised towards the PTFA

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Tracey Privett - Staff Rep

Tracey Privett

This  my third year as the staff representative for the PTFA.


My interests are mosaicing, reading, walking and spending time with my family. 



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