WHAT IS THE PTA?
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is an organisation of parents and staff. Its role is to encourage closer links between home and school through fundraising and running events that provide an opportunity for parents, staff and pupils to get together and have fun.
Once a year, at the PTA AGM, a Committee is elected to lead the PTA. Our Committee currently consists of a Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, Secretary and several other General Committee Members. There is one parent liaison for each class, from Reception through Year 6.
We have many events to look forward to throughout the school year! These include the School Disco/AGM, Christmas Fayre, Bingo Night, Race Night, Uniform Sales, Summer Fete and the End of Year BBQ.
Our main focus is to provide a variety of social events where our school community can get together and have some fun. At most events, we also raise much needed money for our school.
Funds raised by the PTA provide ‘extras’ that the school’s main income does not cover – often fun things that make learning more interesting and exciting.
The PTA Committee and the Headteacher decide how to spend PTA funds. Here are some of the things purchased with funds raised at PTA events last year:
– Football nets for the KS2 playing field
– Our very own school minibus with insurance, Breakdown Cover & paint job
– Prowise interactive whiteboard s in all classes
– A new shed to house outdoor play equipment
– KS1 & KS2 reading material
– A new play shed for the Acorn Class outdoor area
– End of year ‘Leavers Treat’ excursion to Legoland
– Digital cameras for every classroom
– Subsidised school trips and residentials
Forest school staff
Guitar lessons for Year 3
HOW CAN YOU HELP OUT?
Our PTA Committee meets at least once per term to discuss fundraising ideas and organise upcoming events. Please get in touch with any Committee Member if you would like to join the team.
Even if you are not on the Committee, there are still lots of different ways to help at an event including setting & clearing up, cooking pizzas or baking cakes, running a stall for half an hour or selling food & drink.
We would be very grateful for any time you can offer before, during or after events – for half an hour, an hour or more!
Please get in touch with us if you would like to help.
We would love to hear from you!
In addition to the PTA events and one-off donations, we also have a Direct Debit scheme in place to raise money for the school. This is in place for individuals (parents, grand-parents etc.) who wish to give a regular small amount to the school. Please have a look at the form and here:
If you wish, please fill it in with a monthly sum (which can be any amount you want) and hand it in to the office. This is a great way to support the school if you unable to attend events. It is also great if you wish to do both! If 100 school families gave just £5.00 a month each that would raise a staggering £6000 a year for the school!