What is the PTA & what are the Association’s objectives?
The PTA (Parent Teacher Association) is a voluntary organisation whose objectives are to enhance the education of the pupils of the school by:-
Who can be a member?
Membership of the Association is free & will automatically include all parents, guardians or carers of children on the school roll & all staff of the school. It may also include friends of the school who wish to become members.
Our AGM is held at the start of the Autumn Term and we then hold one meeting per half term which is held in the staff room at the school. Other ad hoc meetings are held to discuss fundraising events such as the Christmas Fair etc. These usually take place in a local pub.
Who runs the PTA?
The PTA Committee consists of the Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer & a class representative for each year group. They are elected for an annual term at the AGM.
What events do the PTA organise?
See events calendar for the current term listed above.
The PTA organise a number of events each term. The list below is not exhaustive and if you have any ideas you would like to suggest, then we would love to hear from you.
Bag2School - Children are sent home with a bag for unwanted clothes, bedding, shoes, etc., please return the bag to the school on the specified date. The Bag2School company collects and weighs the donation bags, and we are given an amount of money per kilo. Bags should be left at the back entrance to the school through the car park at the top of Clinton Hill.
What do we spend our money on?
The aim of the PTA is to fund items/events that benefit every child in the school. We contribute £10 to each child’s school trips, so reducing the amount paid by the parent considerably. Over the years we have purchased a new sandpit for the infant children, improved the outside facilities, including purchasing a new scooter park, welly racks and renewing the all-weather play equipment in the playground. Internally, we have renewed the computers in the ICT suite, the library furniture, the classroom projectors, cameras & bought many additional teaching aids requested by the teachers. This year we are purchasing three interactive whiteboards which will ensure that every classroom is equipped with this technology; thesauruses for Years 4, 5 and 6; tricycles for the Early Years; upgrading the PE storage unit and some of the play equipment along with purchasing a new play boat for the playground.
How can you help?
We work on the principle that 'many hands make light work'. If you can offer any help at all throughout the year, whether your strengths are in organising, crafting, building, lifting or helping with a stall at one of our fairs for ½ hour, it would be very much appreciated. Also some employers have a charity budget through which employees can obtain donations to their child’s school, usually on the basis of 'match-funding' the takings of a stall that person helps on at a fair. This is a fantastic & easy way to raise money.
Please contact Alex Severn or Heloise Dennehy at firstname.lastname@example.org