The Deanes has an active, creative and dedicated PTA called D.A.F.F.S. (Deanes Association Fundraising For Students).  This is run by a committee of parents and staff with the aim of providing closer links between home and school and to raise funds to enhance our children’s learning experiences and enjoyment of school.

Recent fundraising events include Quiz nights, Castle Point Youth Festival and the Christmas Fayre.  Alongside these major events, D.A.F.F.S regularly support the school by supplying refreshments at various school events throughout the year, and have also held sales for the children to purchase gifts for Mother’s day and Father’s day.  We also raise money in other ways, for example through clothing collections, recycling DVD’s, computer games and biscuit wrappers.  We have an Easyfundraising account which raises funds for the school through internet shopping, at no extra cost to you.

Fundraising is incredibly well supported by parents and staff at The Deanes, who give up their free time to plan and organise events for our children who excitedly get involved as and when they can, and to our families and friends who attend events, donate items, buy raffle tickets...the list goes on!

Thanks to many successful fundraising events we have raised money for a wheelchair, calculators, a field line marker, mechanical parts for the Technology department, bought equipment to establish the Warhammer Club, made and supplied costumes for The Deanes Christmas shows, assisted children in supplies for charity events, provided puzzles for the Library and much more!

We are also very lucky to be sponsored by the lovely team at Amos Estates who assist in advertising our large events by supplying advertising boards.  Parents and the community can sign up to have these boards outside their houses and Amos sponsor us for each board that is set up.

We meet on a regular basis to discuss and organise fundraising events, consider requests from the school and children for resources and make items to sell.  We'd love to hear from you, whatever support you can provide – joining the committee, helping at events or even by making cakes.  The PTA office is opposite the school canteen.

There are many ways you can contact the PTA: email enquiries at join our Facebook page: The Deanes PTA (D.A.F.F.S), where we share event and fundraising information and photos, or even follow us on twitter @deanespta.

Trudy Meekings
PTA Chair

A4 2018