Tel: 01438 861285
Email: admin@walkern.herts.sch.uk
High Street, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG2 7NS

Walkern Primary School

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

June 2019
Welcome message from the Chair

The P.T.A. comprises a small group of volunteers who in consultation with the school staff, arrange fundraising activities, the proceeds of which are used to purchase additional items for the school and to subsidise school outings and educational workshops. In the past year this has included the following:

A pantomime group attending the school, coaches for school trips, an artist and art workshop, books, playground and sports equipment, school app and our current ongoing project which is our new sensory garden.

We are an active organisation and 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. This in turn, will enhance our children’s educational experience.

 

In the past year the P.T.A. have arranged and supported the following events:

A BBQ at the annual Walkern May Fair, the sale of refreshments on sports day and at school plays, Cake competition and sales, Christmas and summer raffles, Mother and Father’s Day gift shops, Christmas gift shop, family photographer, movie nights, disco’s, family BBQ and camping, band nights and the production and sale of Christmas cards and calendars.

The P.T.A. is a registered charity and as such is required to operate within certain statutory guidelines. These include the submission of financial information on an annual basis to the Charity Commission. The AGM is held during September/October at which elections take place for the appointment of post holders, such as Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer.

The PTA is currently very short of members and without parents help we wouldn’t be able to continue. Should this happen, the cost of school trips etc would be made more expensive to the parents.

If you would like to join the P.T.A. and/or have any great ideas for fundraising activities, have any useful contacts, own your own business, work for a company that can offer Match Funding or any other way of giving your help, please contact the Chairperson Tina Stubbs or your class rep.

 

Chair                                                    Tina Stubbs

Vice Chair                                            Sarah Fookes

Secretary                                             Michelle Baker

Treasurer                                            Tracey Smith

Class Reps:

Reception                                          Natalie Frost and Laura Williams

Year 1                                                Marianne Lodge

Year 2                                                Michelle Baker

Year 3                                                Clare Ward and Natalie Frost

Year 4                                                Sarah Barnett

Year 6                                               Jo Roper

 

Other current members:                Abbie Heathrington

                                                            Louisa Boyd

                                                            Hannah Hudson

                                                            Lou Roberts

                                                            Jacqui

                                                            Laura McKeown

                                                            Jo Powell-Perry

Teacher Reps:                                  Miss Stairs

                                                            Mrs Eastwood