The PTA will be a new organisation of parents and staff. Its role will be to encourage closer links between home and school. Fundraising events and social times provide an opportunity for parents, staff and pupils to get together and raise much needed funds for those little extras which enhance the work we do in school with all of the children.
I strongly believe that it will make a fabulous contribution to the life of our school.
How will our PTA be organised?
All parents/carers and teachers are automatically members of the PTA. Our PTA will also have an organising committee which will meet regularly to agree what kind of events to host and how to spend any money that gets raised. Cassie Bunting is the named member of staff who will facilitate these meetings and other members of the school leadership team will also attend. Meetings will be held in our ‘Heart Space’ room.
The PTA committee will aim to meet once a month and set up smaller working groups to organise individual events.
How will money be raised?
Like most PTAs, ours will raise money through events. They will aim to hold one main event each school term – for example, a fair in the winter, a cake sale in the spring, and a summer fair.
How will money be spent?
Funds raised by the PTA will provide ‘extras’ not already provided by the school's main income – often 'fun things' that make learning more interesting and exciting.
The PTA committee will work with school leaders to decide how to spend the PTA funds. Things such as playground equipment, contributions to school trips and smaller playtime equipment are currently ideas on our list of requests!
How can I be involved in our PTA?
There are many ways you can help with the PTA, whether you have lots of time to offer or not.
Some of the roles are time-consuming, although also rewarding. If you can’t commit to a big job, look out for things you can do less frequently (e.g. running at the summer fayre, baking for a cake sale). And you can always support PTA events by simply turning up.
I have already received some interest from parents wishing to join our PTA and hope that others will consider supporting us in this way. If you feel this is something you could contribute to, please do not hesitate to contact myself either in person, via telephone or email.
I very much look forward to hearing from you and launching the new Bank End Primary Academy PTA alongside our new name and uniform, in September.