Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
18 Sep 2018
Welcome message from the PTA
The P.T.A. comprises a group of keen volunteers, who, in consultation with the School staff, arrange fund-raising activities, the proceeds of which are used to purchase additional, ‘luxury’ items for the School and to subsidise School outings and educational workshops. In the past year this has included the following:-
Archery Workshop for Juniors
Transport for pantomime trips
Paradise Wildlife Park Trip for Infants
Tearoom Trip for Reception Class
Wet weather play equipment for each Class
Contribution towards the cost of scenery and
props for the summer play.
We are an extremely active organisation with an enthusiastic and busy Committee, who are committed to making a difference for all the children at the School. We are all aware of funding constraints within education and hope, that by giving up some of our time and working with the staff, we can arrange and host events and activities to raise funds to provide the extra facilities, resources and equipment that will help to make the School a better place and to enhance our children’s educational experience.
In addition to the fund-raising activities, the P.T.A. also arranges activities and social events for the children such as the Easter and Christmas Craft Fayres and end of School year parties. Whilst it is hoped that the P.T.A. will raise money, the main aim for these events is to cover costs and primarily to provide additional opportunities for the children.
Wherever possible the P.T.A. will help the School with events, such as the thoroughly enjoyable Royal Wedding Tea Party. Regular fundraising activities include the P.T.A. BBQ at the annual Walkern May Fair, the sale of refreshments on Sports Day, Chocolate Tombolas, Beetle Drives, raffles, table top sales and the production and sale of Christmas cards and calendars.
We also try to maintain links between the School and the local community by supporting the Walkern May Fair – we provide a representative who sits on the Fair’s organising committee and also take responsibility for some of the stalls.
The P.T.A. is a registered charity and as such is required to operate within certain statutory guidelines, including the submission of financial information on an annual basis to the Charity Commission. The AGM is held during October at which elections take place for the appointment of post holders, such as Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer.
If you would like to join the P.T.A. and/or have any great ideas for fundraising activities, have any useful contacts, or any other way of giving your help, please contact the Chairperson, Karin Hunter, the Vice Chair Jacqui Alderton or your class rep.