Get involved – a supportive parental body is at the heart of a dynamic school community
Our Parent Staff Society (PSS) aims to bring together the whole school community.
We are a registered charity and as such we organise fund raising events to enable all the departments of the school to benefit from additional funds for all those ‘extras’ which will enrich the school life of the girls. Over the past 5 years we have donated in excess of £80,000 for various projects which have been of benefit to all.
Some projects have been relatively small such as robots for the girls to learn coding and some much larger including £20,000 towards the cost of the new sports pavilion and £10,000 towards the Hardy gym.
Fundraising activities have included an Easter Basket Raffle, Christmas Fayres and the Parents’ Ball. Not only do these type of events raise significant funds but also they offer the families and staff of Talbot Heath the opportunity to have fun and socialise.
Gift aid is a scheme whereby HM Revenue & Customs give money to charity. The PSS annual subscriptions of £15 which are added to the September fee notes are eligible for the scheme and all parents need to do for us to claim £3.75 per family each year is to sign, date and return the gift aid declaration to the PSS. The only things to think about are to ensure that it is the person who pays the school fees who signs the declaration, and they need to actually pay UK income tax or capital gains tax. It makes no difference to the scheme if the signatory is a parent, grandparent, aunty etc, as long as it is the person paying the school fees. If the person signing the declaration pays income tax at 40% or 45% then they can also claim tax relief for the donation of £15 on their tax return, so that they also get a tax benefit.
Once a declaration has been signed it will stay in force till your daughter leaves the school or you ask for it to be rescinded – for example if you move abroad and are no longer a UK tax-payer. Although the annual sum for each family is only small, it soon mounts up to a decent sum.
Parents have been instrumental in bringing our Autumn Festival and our Arts Festival to life.
The parents on the Parent Staff Society Committee represent their Year Groups and this provides an invaluable two way communication channel for parents to enable discussion and feedback about various school matters.
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The PSS runs a ‘Nearly New’ uniform shop to provide cost effective recycling of outgrown but still serviceable items of uniform which has proved to be extremely popular.
The shop, situated opposite the Boarding House, is usually open on the first Thursday in the month from 2.45pm to 4.15pm (term-time only). If you have any queries then please email Kerry-Anne Henning at email@example.com.
If you have clothes you would like to sell through the Nearly New Uniform Shop please complete the form below and drop at the school office.
We are always keen to welcome parents to our society. If you would like to get involved with events or fundraising, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.
|Vice Chair||Becky Martin|
|PSS Clothing Shop||Kerry-Ann Henning|
|Junior School Rep||Becky Martin|
|Pre Prep Rep||Mel Kaviani|
|Upper 3||Ann Edwards|
|Lower 4||Melanine Cummings|
|Lower 5||Liz Seery|
|Lower 6||Portia Cousins|