The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a registered charity which raises funds to enhance each pupil’s learning experience at Langton Green Primary School.
All parents and staff are automatically members of the PTA, but it is managed by a committee that organises various events throughout the year. Not only do these events raise much-needed funds for the school, but they also provide a great opportunity for families and staff to socialise together.
HOW IS THE MONEY SPENT?
At the beginning of each year the PTA presents each teacher with £250 to purchase equipment or books or even subsidise a trip that would benefit the whole class. Funds are also provided for Christmas parties and School Leaver parties. Most of the money, however, is used to buy items from a wish-list of equipment put together by the Headteacher, the teaching staff and Governors. In recent years, the PTA has paid for the following:
- Android tablets, software and training
- New visualisers / whiteboards
- Outdoor planters for the playground, so that each class can grow flowers / vegetables
- New netball equipment
- Running club kits and equipment
- PE Equipment
The main events of the year are the Fireworks Extravaganza, the Christmas Bazaar, the Summer Ball and the Summer Fête. In addition to these, we run quiz nights, children's discos, cake sales and the ever-popular Bunny Bounce.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO GET INVOLVED?
Do you have ideas for new fundraising events? Do you enjoy being part of a team? The PTA Committee is always happy to welcome new recruits so please contact us if you would like to join. Meetings are held at 8pm so that everyone can attend. If you want to play a part but cannot fully commit we always need help with ticket selling, setting up, stall manning and clearing up. It’s a great chance to meet people from other year groups and broaden your social circle. It is thanks to volunteers that we are able to hold these events and to raise money for our school.
PTA COMMITTEE MEMBERS 2017-18
- Carol-Anne Squires (Chairman)
- Natasha Oubridge (Vice-Chairman)
- Carin Alwin/Hannah Lawrence (Secretaries)
- Gina Horastead (Treasurer)
- Clare Poynter
- Sarah Ead
- Karen Williams
- Rebecca Leach
- Sarah Palmer
- Laura Ellis
- Tom Ellis
- Laura Harley
- Cordellia Wade
- Hannah Lawrence
- Louisa Luxford
- Lisa Pridmore
- Tom McGloin
HOW YOU CAN HELP
- Bringing cakes to our sales
- Creating our Christmas Grotto
- Putting up and taking down marquees
- Preparing the site for our big events
- Manning the stands at an event
- Clearing up the site after the event
- Making cups of tea!
Simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to become a friend of the PTA, or like us on Langton Green Primary School PTA (https://www.facebook.com/groups/716937061759092/). We then notify you of upcoming events where help is needed.