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17/02/24

Please join us for an online session with our Hertfordshire Apple Regional Training Centre on Tuesday 27 February 2024, 4:00pm-4:30pm.This Teams session ‘Using OneNote in Education’ is aimed at educators. Please click below to book your free place: https://t.co/jyUvAY0dat pic.twitter.com/TffnsXJyfo

16/02/24

Please join us for an online session with our Hertfordshire Apple Regional Training Centre on Tuesday 27 February 2024, 4:00pm-4:30pm.This Teams session ‘Using OneNote in Education’ is aimed at educators. Please click below to book your free place: https://t.co/jyUvAY0dat pic.twitter.com/TffnsXJyfo

15/02/24

Year 5 St Andrews have been working collaboratively with their peers to edit and improve their writing ✍️ pic.twitter.com/Piy3BqcnJB

15/02/24

Reception have been celebrating Chinese New Year 🧧 they thoroughly enjoyed their visit from a parent in class. They even made their own decorations 🇨🇳🐉🐲 pic.twitter.com/rsl0vDKkRT

13/02/24

Reception were getting in the pancake day mood today, practising their flipping of ‘pancakes’ 🥞🤩 pic.twitter.com/zoqBqkJmLA

09/02/24

Today we completed Children’s Mental Health week with a dance party on the playground! What a great end to the week! 💃🕺 pic.twitter.com/FcmE4ZqER7

08/02/24

We have had wonderful week marking Children’s Mental Health week, filled with play dough discos, running club, Blooket games, yoga, games and lots of opportunities to talk! 🤩🏃💬🗣️ pic.twitter.com/gu1uJxnbZT

08/02/24

Oxford Class have been thoroughly enjoying their class texts. After Goodnight Mr Tom, they read The Final Year and now after it being a main feature in the previous text, are moving on to read Skellig. Such enjoyment in books is lovely to see. pic.twitter.com/Lx26kUAoAa

08/02/24

Year 5 Imperial enjoyed some voice and script work with Miss Randall in drama. Some fantastic Chicago accents and audience participation. Well done Year 5. pic.twitter.com/NctmitQGiD

07/02/24

A great running session for KS2 at lunchtime on the field. Everyone did their best to challenge themselves and enjoy the fresh air. Some great running on display and even better cheering each other on. pic.twitter.com/wCT3TcE35c

02/02/24

Reception had a great afternoon making fruit kebabs 🍎🍌🍉🍓🫐🥭 pic.twitter.com/Yns5IjNkzn

02/02/24

In Primary we all wore an item of bright colour today to show how we are all different and amazing. What a great end to our diversity and LGBT week 🏳️‍🌈 pic.twitter.com/zXDUhHlewT

30/01/24

Today, our Year 6s played in the EFL Utilita cup at Watford training dome. The squad cruised to the final undefeated with 6 wins and a draw, however unfortunately, an extra-time 1-0 loss saw us finish runners up. All the students should be incredibly proud! pic.twitter.com/TFyvarE0Wx

30/01/24

Today, our Year 6s played in the EFL Utilita cup at Watford training dome. The squad cruised to the final undefeated with 6 wins and a draw, however unfortunately, an extra-time 1-0 loss saw us finish runners up. All the students should be incredibly proud! pic.twitter.com/TFyvarE0Wx

30/01/24

Year 4 Warwick Class have been exploring how to use a compass to draw circles and calculating their radius and diameter. ⭕️🧮✍️ pic.twitter.com/O75AIrRDI0

26/01/24

We are thrilled to share that we have become a Voice 21 Oracy Centre of Excellence.This is recognition from the national oracy charity, Voice 21, of the last three years of oracy provision we have provided throughout the whole school. pic.twitter.com/ptDDfEOC7G

26/01/24

Year 1 Orange have made some amazing pen pots, have a looks at some of their amazing creations 🦋🍍🦜🐞 pic.twitter.com/dJzu0eRhs3

26/01/24

We are thrilled to share that we have become a Voice 21 Oracy Centre of Excellence.This is recognition from the national oracy charity, Voice 21, of the last three years of oracy provision we have provided throughout the whole school. pic.twitter.com/ptDDfEOC7G

26/01/24

A lovely assembly with Chris and Alex from St Luke’s Church this morning talking about dreams and goals. Lots to think about and new learning about some key figures who have impacted the world of science, maths and civil rights. pic.twitter.com/t70ELoZ0aF

23/01/24

Year 3 have loved exploring ‘pixil art’ in their computing lessons this week! pic.twitter.com/LJet6dGFNa

19/01/24

Frozen Trip. Updated arrival time 10:40pm

19/01/24

The Frozen trip are safely on their way home. ETA at the moment is 10:30pm. Any changes we will update.

18/01/24

Year 5 St Andrews had a great science lesson in the lab today looking at water temperature 🧪👩‍🔬🧫🔬 pic.twitter.com/JJuzTqGcHu

15/01/24

Year 5 had an incredible evening at 🎶🎵 pic.twitter.com/KpjEroOYXP

15/01/24

Year 5 have found their seats and have begun rehearsals for this evenings performance pic.twitter.com/9oOtu4N8MY

PTA Constitution

1. Name

The name of the Association is the Samuel Ryder Academy Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

2. Objects

To advance the education of the pupils of the school by providing and assisting in the provision of facilities for education at the school, and to further these objects the PTA may:

a.     Foster more extensive relationships between the staff, parents and others associated with the school; and

b.     Engage in activities which support the school and benefit the pupils attending it.

3. Limitation of the purposes of the Association

Nothing in these rules shall permit the Association, or any of its Committees to interfere in the administration or management of the school.

4. Membership

All members of staff, the governing body and parents or guardians of children attending the school shall automatically become members.  Other people with an interest in furthering the objects of the Association may apply for membership, and be admitted at the discretion of the Committee.

5. Officers and Annual General Meeting

a.  The Headteacher shall be President of the Association.

b.  The other Officers shall be the Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer, to be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting. In special circumstances officers may be co-opted until the next AGM. No one of these Officers can continue to hold one office for more than three years, but is eligible for election to another post. After one year has elapsed, a person is eligible to serve for up to three years in a previous post. If a vacancy remains unfilled at the time of the first meeting of the Committee elected at the Annual General Meeting, the Committee may, at their discretion invite the retiring Officer to serve, even though that person has already served for three years or more in that position.

c.  The Annual General Meeting shall be held in the Autumn term and 14 days notice of this meeting shall be sent to all members. A quorum shall comprise of 10. A special General Meeting may be called at the written request of a minimum of 10 members at the Committee’s discretion. 14 days notice shall be given of any Special General meeting to all members of the Association.

6. Committees   

a.  The management of the Association shall be in the hands of the Association Committee, consisting of the Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer together with a maximum of 25 other members. All Committee members must be elected at the Annual General Meeting. In special circumstances committee members may be co-opted until the next AGM.

b.  Committee meetings shall be held at least once per term. 10 members of the Committee shall constitute a quorum.

c.  The Committee may appoint subcommittees, and shall prescribe their function, provided that any business shall be reported to the Committee as soon as possible, and provided that no subcommittee shall spend funds of the Association otherwise than in accordance with a budget agreed by the Committee.

7. Finance

Bank accounts shall be operated in the name of the Association.

a.     The Association has power to accept donations, subscriptions or otherwise raise funds for the purpose of the Association, to the extent that such activity should not include permanent trading.

b.     Cheques shall be signed by two Officers

c.     The accounts shall be kept by the Treasurer and shall be audited by one auditor appointed at the Annual General Meeting.

d.     Event expenses will be paid by cheque within 7 days of an event providing that receipts are presented. No payments of expenses will be made on the day of an event.

For security reasons, the Treasurer and one other Committee Officer will regularly remove money from the high earning stalls at any Event. The a.     amount taken by the Treasurer will be noted down and left in the money box. 

b.     At any large Event, only 2 or 3 persons (to include the Treasurer or if the Treasurer is not available, one other Officer) are permitted to be present and to count up the money at the conclusion of the event.  This will take place in a locked room with no access to other persons.

c.     All monies to be collected from all stalls by Officers before the counting starts.

d.     Where possible two Officers will take all monies from Events to be banked as soon as is possible post event. All money is to be kept locked in the safe until such time as it is banked.  If it is not possible to have two Officers, then there must be still 2 persons, one of whom is to be an Officer.

e.     Two Officers, can agree in writing, a spend of up to £500 outside of a PTA meeting. However where possible all expenditure to be agreed at a PTA Meeting. Any expenditure agreed by the Officers outside a Meeting, should be declared at the next Meeting so that it can be minuted.

8. Amendments

No alteration to this Constitution may be made except at the Annual General Meeting or at a Special General Meeting called for the purpose. No amendments or alterations shall be made without the prior written consent of the Charity Commissioners to Clauses 2, 8 and 9, and no amendment shall be made which could cause the Association to cease to be a charity at law. Alterations to the Constitution shall receive the assent of two thirds of the members present, and voting at an AGM or Special General Meeting.

9. Dissolution

The Association may be dissolved by a resolution presented at a Special General Meeting called for this purpose. The resolution must have the assent of two thirds of those present and voting. Such resolution may give instructions for the disposal of any assets remaining after satisfying any outstanding debts and liabilities. These assets shall not be distributed among the members of the Association, but will be given to the school, or in the event of a school closure, to the School to which the majority of the children in the closing School will go, in any manner which is exclusively charitable at law.  If effect cannot be given to this provision, then the assets may be given for some other charitable purpose.

 

11/10/2017

 

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