A PTA is a Parent Teacher Association, an organisation with a mission to make the school a better place for children to learn. A PTA brings together parents, teachers and children to raise funds and strengthen the school community. Money raised is usually spent on things that the school budget does not cover.
We started our Parent and Teacher Association (PTA) in January 2022. Over the year, the group of parents and carers helped to organise our annual Summer BBQ. The event helped up raise just over £1000 to help enhance our sensory areas across school.
There are many reasons why you should join the PTA. From making new friends and getting to know the school environment, through to helping raise much needed funds and making a difference to the children and school community. All of these things help you grow in confidence as a parent and it feels good to know you are making a difference for your children and for generations to come.
There is no expectation on any parent volunteer, any amount of time you can give to the PTA will always be well received. There are a variety of ways you can get involved, from attending PTA meetings through to volunteering at events or coordinating events. Even donating preloved items, raffle prizes or suggesting brilliant ideas are ways of getting involved. There seems to be a myth that if you get involved with your PTA you will never be able to escape! We make it clear that parents can come to our meetings to just listen and learn, or they can take a more active role if they want to, there are no set expectations.