Queen Anne is very lucky to have an active parents association (Queen Anne Parents And Friends Association). Each year the committee is formed from volunteer parents and they work relentlessly to raise funds from a variety of events.
QAPAFA has five board members who help the smooth running of the fundraising but without the support of the other volunteers and helpers, events would never be able to take place.
- Lorraine Miller – Chair
- Diana Foxlee – Treasurer
- Kate James – Secretary
- Emma Ankers – Media Rep
- Lisa Warburton – Staff Rep
I’m Lorraine Miller and I have been the Chair of QAPAFA since October 2017. I have 2 daughters at Queen Anne’s, Sophie and Lucy and have been an active volunteer since Sophie started in reception, back in 2015. Since becoming Chair I have felt much more involved with the school community and I can genuinely say that I feel this close relationship with the school allows me to feel much more involved with my children’s education. As to my role on the QAPAFA board, I am tasked with attending and directing committee meetings, leading organisation for events and helping determine where best any raised funds will be spent.
I’m Diana Foxlee the Treasurer for QAPAFA. I started the role in October 2017. I have a daughter Erin in year 1 and a son Kit in Foundation. As treasurer I look after the finances! This means doing the banking and reporting along with setting budgets and pricing for events and work with the rest of the board to ensure the money gets spent where it is most needed.
I’m Kate James the QAPAFA Secretary. I took on this role in October 2017. I have a son, Emlyn, in Year 1. As secretary my focus is administration. I keep the QAPAFA team organised and on track to deliver events. I organise meetings and keep minutes of decisions. I also help prepare the forecast of events and keep the school and parents informed of what we are doing and how everyone is welcome to get involved as and when they can!
I’m Emma Ankers the new Media Rep for QAPAFA. I have a son in the Foundation class called Henry and I’m currently on maternity leave from being a special needs teacher. Being media rep means I advertise all our fundraising efforts throughout the school and over social media. QAPAFA has most recently contributed to the new climbing frame and markings on the playground.
I’m Lisa Warburton and I am the staff representative. I’ve been actively involved in QAPAFA for 8 years, and have been involved with PTAs for 15 years. I have three children, and currently work predominantly in Reception. My role is to create links between QAPAFA and the staff at the school.
Throughout the year there are a wide range of events that raise significant funds for the school, from bake sales ran by parents of each year group to full school involvement with the summer fair.
Once the fundraising event has happened, QAPAFA members, school staff and all involved with the school are able to discuss ideas for how the money should be spent. Most recently QAPAFA were able to held fund the building work of a new climbing frame for the children and new markings in the playground. Alongside larger purchases like this, QAPAFA also fund trips and events for the children on an annual basis.
This academic year we are hoping to raise £10,000! Can you help us do this?
QAPAFA welcomes all parents and carers to the termly QAPAFA meetings, if you would like to come along then either catch one of us in the playground or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Attending the meetings and events are great ways to meet other parents, have fun and support the school. We are always looking for new volunteers, whether you have a great idea and would like to run an event or you would like to help now and again, let us know.
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