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 2020-21
- Chair – Daisy Shanbhogue
- Treasurer – Debbie Abbott
- Secretary – Nina Edwards
- Independent Examiner of Accounts – Karen Williams
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:
- 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
Traditionally our main events of the year would be Fireworks Night, the Christmas Fayre & Grotto, a Spring or Summer Ball, the Summer Fête, and the ever-popular Bunny Bounce. In addition, the children will design their own Christmas cards which can be purchased, 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 are having to be a little more creative in our fundraising activities for the 2020-21 academic year. We will continue to run all fundraisers that can be modified to meet the restrictions such as the main Christmas raffle and Class Christmas Hampers, plus we will introduce new drives such as competitions and sponsored events. As and when we run an event, you will be able to find a list of the activities on our PTA Events page.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
How can you help?
As the old saying goes, many hands make light work. We are all volunteers - so any help, however small, is always welcome, example 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
Finally, 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 email@example.com or you can ask for a paper copy from the School Office should you wish to sign up and contribute.