ASSA stands for ‘All Saints Schools Association’ and it is the Parents / Teacher association for the school. All parents and guardians with children at the school are all automatically members of this Association.
However, these parents & guardians are represented by an executive board which comprises of parent and teacher volunteers - a wonderful group of people who work tirelessly to raise money to purchase goods and fund activities that enhance the children’s experience at school. The current committee is made up of 17 parents, 2 Teachers and Anne Crumpler, the Head Teacher. They meet approximately 8 times a year, including an annual AGM where all parents and guardians are invited to attend to review the activities and financial results of the previous year.
ASSA brings you and your children many wonderful events each year and provides equipment and support that enriches the school in many ways.
Our primary objective is to raise money for the school via events and sponsorships. Previous events have included Auctions, Fashion Shows, Dinner & Dances, Bingos, Jumble Sales, Quizzes, Christmas and Summer Fairs to name a few!
We raise approximately £3,000 to £4,000 (profit) per year and this money goes directly to buying items and providing services for our children’s enjoyment and education at school. Here are some examples of what ASSA have provided: Books, sports & playground equipment, computer visualizers, musical instruments, musical stereos & picnic benches. We also fund the ongoing maintenance of the school swimming pool and theatre visits.
Our secondary objective is to support the school by helping out at school events, for example by providing tea and coffee at school productions. We also assist with Friday’s Golden Time and organize and fund the children’s Christmas, Easter and Summer Parties.
Since 2009/10 we have raised funds to build a new adventure play ground specifically aimed at the Key Stage 2 children (Rubies and Sapphires). We reached our target, and the adventure playground has been open since Summer 2011.
Who is ASSA
This wonderful group of people dedicate a lot of their time and efforts to the school and are responsible for ensuring that ASSA is run effectively and profitability.
Please do not hesitate to contact anyone listed above of you have any queries or questions relating to ASSA.
There are many ways in which you can get involved with ASSA: Becoming a member of the committee - It is so important to have fresh people with fresh ideas, so it would be great if you could consider joining ASSA. Being part of the team is really enjoyable and rewarding so please contact Lisa Harvey, ASSA Chairman, for more information. Volunteering to help out at events – We are constantly looking for volunteers to help out at various events so if you are a dab hand at being creative, baking cakes or simply making a good cuppa, please contact any member of the committee for more information. Investing in Your Child - By simply making a donation of any size to support the varied and exciting programmes available to your children.
It’s easy and tax deductible! So please contact us if you are interested in finding out more about our donations programme.