Crawshaw Academy

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Supporters of Crawshaw Academy

(S.O.C.A)


WELCOME!

ABOUT US …… We are the academy’s Parent Teacher Association formed in April 2016. Our main objective is to raise funds to pay for the ‘extras’ that core funding does not cover…..HOWEVER, we want SOCA to represent more than that. A school is at the heart of any community so we want to help promote Crawshaw Academy within the local area and to demonstrate the considerable talents of our young people.

We can all feel a bit removed from our children’s lives at high school so SOCA aim to bridge the gap between home and school.  We have formed some mutually beneficial relationships with academy staff through the committee meetings and by assisting with school events and we will continue to build on this rapport.

We openly welcome volunteers, social members and new committee members to become involved on any level – PLEASE DO NOT FEEL YOU WILL BE ‘SIGNING YOUR SOUL AWAY’ IF YOU JOIN US! Please be part of the wider Crawshaw community – all ideas/help/enthusiasm and humour will be gratefully accepted.

 

PLEASE SUPPORT / HELP / ATTEND ………

SOCA have a number of fundraising initiatives in place –this will help provide the ‘extras’ that will make our young people’s time at school more enjoyable and memorable. These include;

  • Easy Fundraising – this has been a huge success and so far we have raised over £800 with only 60 supporters – just think of the potential amount we could raise if everybody took this up. IT ONLY TAKES A FEW EXTRA CLICKS WHEN SHOPPING ONLINE AND IT WILL NOT COST YOU ANYTHING…..Please visit the website below and sign up today.  

Click Here to visit the Easy Fundraising page

Shop online and the retailer makes a donation to SOCA. It does not cost you anything above the normal purchase price. Try it!! Retailers include: Amazon,Argos, eBay, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, John Lewis, National Express, Booking.com, Thomas Cook. . . . . over 3000 retailers are waiting to make a donation.  

  • We provide refreshments at school events such as the awards evening, parent evenings and the annual highly acclaimed art and design exhibition.
  • We engage with the local community by holding coffee mornings at Pudsey House, and a stall at Pudsey Carnival. We are also planning to hold a Christmas buffet lunch event for the older generation of Pudsey.
  • We hold a Christmas fayre to coincide with the academy Christmas concert.
  • Crawshaw Weather Lottery (Click HereCrawshaw Lottery will cost you £1 a play but you are in with a chance to win £25,000 and the school is guaranteed 37p in every £1.
  • We have a SOCA Grants Sub-Committee to apply for extra funding that is up for grabs. SOCA, as a registered charity, can apply for these grants on behalf of school. Our previous successful applications have paid for Christmas lights and a History re-enactment day and we have recently applied for funds to enhance the school library and pay towards some after school club activities. Are you good at research and form filling? Do you have a bit of spare time to help? Any offers will be greatly appreciated.
  • We are also planning a volunteer painting day in school – this has been pencilled in for Saturday 11th November. We have had some kind donations of paint and equipment …. we need volunteers for the day itself - please let us know if you would be willing and able to help.



We are a member of PTA UK and as such receive their support and guidance. This membership also provides insurance cover and fund raising ideas.

 

ARE YOU INTERESTED??? It is always lovely to see new faces - our next committee meeting is in school, main reception, 7pm on Thursday 2nd November.

If you would like any further information please contact the

SOCA team: soca@crawshawacademy.org.uk or via

Suzanne Kirkby: communications@crawshawacademy.org.uk

 

Many thanks from the SOCA team

Minutes of meeting held 7th September 2017

Minutes of the AGM held 20th April 2017

Minutes of meeting held 3rd November 2016

Minutes of meeting held 22nd September 2016

Minutes of meeting held 23rd June 2016

Minutes of meeting held 19th April 2016

Minutes of meeting held 30th March 2016

Inaugural letter

Presentation 9th March 2016