The Whitecross Hereford PTFA supports the school and its students by providing and assisting in the provision of facilities for education. By helping with and co-ordinating events, the PTFA raise funds which are distributed throughout subject departments each academic year. We welcome new members and if you are interested in joining please email FriendsofWhitecross@whitecross.hereford.sch.uk
During 2017, so far the PTFA have supported the school by paying £700 for the cost of transport for all Year 11 students to attend "Dying to Drive". This is a fantastic initiative run by the Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service who deliver a range of road safety initiatives including reconstructing a road traffic collision and offering practical interactive workshops. The PTFA acknowledge the importance of this initiative for all of our students looking to drive and would like to be able to provide the transport for all Year 11 students in the future.
Following a request from the Student Council, the PTFA has provided £600 to set up a Peer Listeners group called S.M.I.L.E. This venture enables students in Year 10 to become a Peer Listener offering them a huge development opportunity whilst supporting other students in the school community who may need help. The money has been spent on buying in professional training by a counsellor and enabling a fortnightly supervision meeting to take place. This supports student safety and well-being whilst providing a great development opportunity for the Year 10 students.
The PTFA have also committed to supporting the "Shared Freedom - Shared Future" project with a donation of £300 and £600 for the PE department to bring in "Bounce" for the Year 11 girls.