Welcome to the PSA

We are very fortunate at Sacred Heart Primary School to have an active and enthusiastic Parent School Association (PSA).  Comprising of parents and staff from the school, the team meet on a regular basis to discuss and organise numerous fund-raising events throughout the year.

The mission of the PSA is to enrich and support the lives of our children, parents and educators in the Sacred Heart Primary School by providing resources, and encouraging communication and involvement in the school and community through fun and social fund-raising events.

The type of events we organise include discos, cake sales, quiz nights, cinema evenings and, of course, the school fairs.  These events raise a huge amount of money which goes to the school and benefits our children directly.

We're always keen to welcome new people to the PSA - if you're a parent of a pupil or a member of staff at the school, you automatically qualify to become a member!  To find out more about what we do and join our next meeting, please contact our Secretary, Helen Rattos (contact details below).

Schedule of Meetings:

  • Friday 24th March, 9am
  • Friday 28th April, 9am
  • Monday 8th May, 7.30pm
  • Friday 26th May, 9am
  • Monday 12th June, 7.30pm
  • Friday 23rd June, 9am
  • Monday 10th July, 7.30pm

Upcoming Events:


  • Wednesday 15th - Movies n Munchies for Reception, Years 1 & 2
  • Wednesday 22nd - Movies n Munchies for Years 3&4
  • Friday 24th - Red Nose Day:  Children bring in a £1 donation and can wear a red accessory with their uniform
  • Wednesday 29th - Movies n Munchies for Years 5&6
  • Thursday 30th - Easter Eggstravaganza:  In the playground after school, we'll be organising fun Easter-inspired activities for the kids and a tombola


  • Friday 28th - Cake sale by Year 6


  • Friday 5th - Cake sale by Year 5
  • Friday 12th - Cake sale by Year 4
  • Friday 19th - Quiz night for the adults
  • Friday 19th - Cake sale by Year 3
  • Friday 26th - Cake sale by Year 2


  • Friday 16th - Wine Tasting Game & PSA vote


  • Saturday 8th - Summer Fair
  • Friday 14th (TBC) - Casino night

The PSA Team

The PSA Board comprises the following people.  Please say hi or feel free to ask us any questions if you see us around!

Maria Rodriguez


Tel: 07980 614-326


Maria has 2 sons:  Nico in year 5 and Thomas in year 9 at Richard Challoner.  She has been Class Rep for both her sons' classes since Nursery.  She first became Chair of the PSA 6 years ago and stayed on for 2 years.  Maria took on the role of PSA Chair again two years ago and continues to represent her son's class very actively.  She enjoys getting people together, both children and adults, within our parish and community.  Outside the PSA, Maria is an OFSTED Registered Childminder. 

Helen Rattos


Tel: 07970 403061


Helen has a daughter in Reception at Sacred Heart Primary School, and a little son who will no doubt be joining the school in the future.  She has been involved in the PSA since her daughter joined the Nursery in September 2015, and took on the role of Secretary in September 2016.  Helen's also class rep for St Patrick's.





Debbie Bourne


Debbie is mum to Oliver in Year 4 and Michael, who is in Year 8 at Richard Challoner.  She has been the PSA Treasurer for the last couple of years and is also class rep for Oliver's class.  When not on PSA duties, she is a qualified accountant working for an international development charity.

Donations Manager - VACANCY

We are currently looking for a new Donations Manager.  If you'd be interested in taking on the role, please contact Maria.

Rob Thornely

Graphic Designer / Parent Governor

Rob has two children - Jacob in Year 3 and Elise in Year 2.  He has been an active member of the PSA since his children started Reception.  He has produced the various fair programmes and other graphic design tasks on our behalf as well as helping run our bar from time to time amongst other things.  Rob is also a Parent Governor at Sacred Heart.  When not at the school, Rob is Principal Character Artist at Sony Playstation Lo

Desire Willoughby

Parent Governor

Desire has two children - Taylor in Year 3 and Liam in Nursery.  She is an OFSTED Registered Childminder and full  time mum and recently elected Parent Governor.

If you have any information, suggestions, comments or you are able to support the PSA in any way please contact Maria on:

Your PSA

Role of a Class Representative

The role of the class representative is to facilitate good communication between the teachers and parents, to assist the PSA with school events, and to arrange social events to encourage socialising amongst children and their families.  

For a more detailed role description, please click here 

If you would like to become a Class Representative, please contact Maria (PSA Chair) or Helen (PSA Secretary).