The whole school gathered today for the official opening of our new Outdoor Classroom. This was funded by the school's PTFA and we would like to say a huge thank you to the whole team, Friends Of Aylward who all work incredibly hard to raise extra funds for the school. We would also like to thank all of the volunteers who help in many ways and also the whole school community for attending events and making them so successful.
Mr C. Westall, Headteacher
28th November 2023
Our goal is to support and empower each other, making our children's educational
experience inclusive and caring, where every family's voice matters.
We are trying our best to enhance and enrich the lives of our children whilst at
Aylward. This can only be achieved with your thoughts and opinions.
Thank you so much for always supporting us!
We are fortunate at our school to have Friends of Aylward (PTFA - Parents, Teachers and Friends Association) that is an integral part of the school community. We are fairly new; established in
Thus far, we have raised just over £13,000 which we hope to spend on equipment and resources to
enhance our children’s educational experience and the school’s facilities.
Our association is about much more than simply fundraising. Friends of Aylward 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, working towards a common goal. It is fun
too - just ask any of the Committee members or volunteers.
All parents and members of the school community are encouraged to get involved, even if
they only have a small amount of time available. All families are automatically members of the
PTFA when their child joins our school.
Please have a look at our Welcome booklet and ‘reasons’ to join Friends of Aylward.
If you would like to get in touch, please call Tina Gahir (07968 440451) or Lauren Hayter (07802 433676), or complete the contact slip.
Our main Committee consists of Lauren Hayter-Year 2 Parent (Chair), Ana Maria Nechita-Year 6 & Reception Parent (Vice-Chair), Tina Gahir-Year 3 Parent (Treasurer), Alessandra Fanone-Year 1 Parent (Secretary), Nikita Patel-Year 1 Parent (Dedicated Volunteer), Najwa Bargiela-Savill-Reception & Year 3 Parent (Dedicated Volunteer), Simone Newsam-Year 4 & Year 6 Parent (Dedicated Volunteer), Iuliana Lupu-Bozanchi-Year 1 Parent (Dedicated Volunteer), Maral Beik-Year 2 Parent (Dedicated Volunteer).
The Committee meet on a regular basis with smaller working groups meeting as necessary
when we are planning larger events. The Committee also hold open PTFA meetings, any member can come along, find out what the association are planning, share ideas and get involved.