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.
PTA Committee Members 2021-22
- Co-Chairs – Sarah Gilbey and Emily Lightbody
- Vice Chair - Cat Atkinson
- Treasurer – Kellene Phillips
- Secretary – Eva Wright
Funding the PTA
We are all doing this to help make the school a better environment for our children. Many parents kindly donate into the Governors’ Fund with a Direct Debit from just £3 a month. This is an easy way to contribute, and because we are a registered charity, all donations qualify for gift aid. Subscription forms are available to download here, by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org or you can ask for a paper copy from the School Office should you wish to sign up and contribute.
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Traditionally our main events of the year are Fireworks Night, the Christmas Fayre & Grotto, a Spring or Summer Ball, the Summer Fête, and the ever-popular Bunny Bounce. In addition, the children get to design their own Christmas cards which you can then purchase, and we usually run small events like own clothes days, cake sales and much more. Given the restrictions placed upon us due to the Covid-19 global pandemic, we have had to be a little more creative in our fundraising activities for the 2020-21 academic year.
How is the money spent?
Funds are provided for fun things like Christmas discos and brass band tuition, but most of the money is used to buy equipment or pay towards school upgrades and improvements as requested by the Headteacher, teaching staff and Governors. In recent years, the PTA has paid for the following:
- Funding some of the new music building
- Upgrading the children's toilets
- Android tablets, software, and training
- New visualisers / whiteboards
- Outdoor planters for the playground
- New netball equipment
- Running club kits and equipment
- PE Equipment
Click here if you would like to find out more about how you can get involved with the PTA.
We are currently recruiting for PTA Committee Members for the new academic year, 2021-22. As the demand on school budgets rise, the need for charities like the PTA has become even more important. To continue fundraising for the next academic year, the PTA needs to fill the following roles. Please do consider volunteering for this amazing school.
- Chair or Co-Chair if you want to share it
- Vice Chair (optional)
- Core PTA supporting team (ideally 4 people)
Do you have ideas for new fundraising events? Do you enjoy being part of a team? Please contact us on email@example.com
if you would like to join. Meetings are flexible and held at different times to accommodate as many volunteers as possible, but if you cannot make it, minutes are taken and circulated to ensure you are kept up to speed. It is a great opportunity to engage with people from other year groups and broaden your social circle. Without our generous volunteers we would not be able hold these events and raise money for our school.
As the old saying goes, many hands make light work. If you are not able to commit to the core team, then any help, however small, is always welcome, examples might be:
- Sourcing prizes for our raffles and auctions
- Producing artwork for our various events
- Coming up with fundraising ideas
- Manning a stand for ticket sales
- Collecting donations for the Christmas Fayre
- Supporting us in any events we run