What is the PTA?
The PTA is a group of parents and staff who volunteer their time to help raise money to be spent on extra school resources and donations towards school trips.
All parents automatically become a member of the PTA when their child/children start at either the preschool or the main school.
Fundraising is especially challenging in these times of Covid-19 but they are doing their best to think creatively! We have already had individual 'bubble' discos and there is a clothes bank collection point in the main entrance. Look out for upcoming movie nights and Christmas raffles.
What Do We Do?
We organise lots of fundraising events for both children and adults!
Recently organised events include Christmas and Summer Fairs, Discos, Chocolate Bingo and Copper Trails.
In the past, we have funded ICT resources for the school including a new PA system for the school hall as well as outside play equipment.
We also donate each year towards the coach for the whole school trip to the theatre at Christmas, music lessons and class trips.
How Can You Help?
In lots of ways!
You can offer your time by coming to meetings to help plan events, you can donate items for the Fairs, you can help out at events, to name just a few!
We meet regularly straight after school - no need to worry about childcare as we always provide that free of charge to make it easier for you to attend.
One very easy way of supporting the PTA is by entering the 50/50 club which is drawn every month. You just need to set up a standing order to the PTA with your bank for £2 each month - half the money goes to the PTA and half in prize money to members of the club - it really is that easy - can you could win a prize! The more members that the club has, the greater the prize money, so please consider joining. You can set up a standing order online with your bank, or by completing the form below.
The current Chair of the PTA is Cherie Sinclair. She has two children in school and is committed to raising funds for their, and all pupils', enrichment. Feel free to speak to her or a member of staff if you are interested in getting involved.
We look forward to seeing you at meetings and lots of events!
Autumn Term PTA Initiatives
This term, we have had to look at raising funds in different ways due to the current restrictions in place. So far, we have seen the following:
- Bonfire School discos - these have been individual class discos led by each class's teaching staff
- School tea towel design - every child in the school has drawn their own self-portrait to contribute to a whole school tea towel that is available to purchase
- Clothes bank - donations of clothes to the school's clothes bank will reward the school's PTA with donations