Everyone who has a child at WASPS is invited to get involved in school life. Some parents choose to be more involved and join the PTA committee.
What is the PTA committee?
The committee has the role of co-ordinating social events and raising funds for the school. Both parents and teachers sit on the committee so the needs of both the school and the pupils are represented. Educational matters are often discussed at Committee Meetings and the Headteacher values Committee Members as a sounding board for school matters and educational evenings.
Why do we need to raise money?
Government funding doesn’t cover all school expenditure. There may be needs or benefits for the school that the committee has identified as beneficial which government funding will not pay for but the committee feels that spending money in these areas would enhance the learning environment of the school and the learning experience for our children. We are pleased to have contributed to the cost of the new swimming pool. We annually contribute to the professional performance for the pupils’ Christmas entertainment and, more recently, we are raising money to assist the building of our outdoor learning resources.
How is money raised?
Past fundraisers have included:
- Christmas Fair
- Plant and Cake Sale
- Summer Fair
- Quiz Evening
The 2013 Plant and Cake sale was a particular success – raising over £900 in 2 hours!
What can I do?
There are lots of ways that you can help out:
- selling [and buying!] raffle tickets
- helping set up for/clear up after an event
- buying a cake at a sale or baking one to be sold
- spreading the word about upcoming events
- doing a shift at a fair stall or refreshment stand
- helping to organise a social event
- donating a raffle prize
- attending Committee Meetings which usually alternate between afternoon and early evening meetings, 3 or 4 times a term
.and so many more. You don’t have to commit to helping at every event: we value whatever time you can spare whether that be an hour at a one-off event or a regular attendance at committee meetings. You decide how much you want to/can be involved.
What’s in it for me?
- Meet new friends
- Get to know staff and school management teams
- Gain new skills, e.g. working in a team; organising – you can add your involvement to your CV
- Your children benefit from the funds raised
I’m interested – what do I do?
If you want to find out more or join the committee you can:
- Speak to a member of the committee – look for us at school events
- Come along to a meeting – roughly 2 per term – dates advertised in the school calendar and newsletter.
- Contact the secretary:email@example.com
- Leave queries at the school office for them to pass on to a committee member
Don’t worry: you won’t be press-ganged into doing anything more than you want to, and you don’t have to attend every meeting.
We hope you’ll want to join us as the more people who get involved, the more we can achieve for the school and our children.
Year 0 Group Council Meeting Notes
Year 1 Group Council Meeting Notes
Year 2 Group Council Meeting Notes
Year 3 Group Council Meeting Notes
Year 4 Group Council Meeting Notes
Year 5 Group Council Meeting Notes
Year 6 Group Council Meeting Notes