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?
Funds are provided for fun things like Christmas parties and School Leaver parties, 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, 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 usually run quiz nights, children's discos, own clothes days, cake sales and the ever-popular Bunny Bounce.
You can find all our activities on our own 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 if you would like to join. Meetings are flexible and held at different times to accommodate as many volunteers as possible, but if you can’t make it, minutes are taken and circulated to ensure you’re kept up to speed. If you want to play a part, but can’t fully commit, we always need help with ticket selling, setting up, manning stalls and clearing up, so we’d still love to hear from you. It’s a great chance to meet people from other year groups and broaden your social circle. It is thanks to volunteers that we can hold these events and raise money for our school.
PTA Committee Members 2019-20
- Chair - Rebecca Leach
- Treasurer - Karen Williams
- Secretary - Debbie Abbott
- Logistics Manager - Katherine Hassett
- Purchasing Manager - Ellie Ryan
- Independent Examiner of Accounts – James Winspear
Recruiting for PTA Committee Members 2020-21
As the demand on school budgets rise, the need for charities like the PTA has become even more important. In order to continue fundraising for the next academic year, the PTA will need 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)
How can you help?
As the old saying goes "many hands make light work". We're all volunteers - so any help however small is appreciated. Help in any of the following ways is always welcome:
- Bringing cakes to our bake sales
- Creating our Christmas Grotto
- Putting up and taking down marquees
- Preparing the site for our big events
- Manning the stands at an event
- Collecting donations for the Christmas Fayre
- Clearing up the site after an event
- Making cups of tea!
Simply email us at PTA@langtonpta.org.uk 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.
Finally, we're all doing this to help make the school a better environment for our children. Many parents kindly subscribe to 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 PTA@langtonpta.org.uk or you ask for a paper copy from the Office.
PTA Autumn Term Round-Up (download here)