Why do we have a PTA?
We are fortunate at our school to have a PTA that is and has been an integral part of the school for many years. In its time the PTA has raised thousands of pounds, which has been spent on equipment and resources to enhance our children’s education experience and the school’s facilities e.g. laptops and play area.
Our PTA is about much more than simply fundraising. The PTA exists to provide closer links between home and school and it is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends, together socially in support of the school, working towards a common goal.
All parents and members of the school are encouraged to get involved, even if they only have a small amount of time available. All families are automatically members of the St Aidan’s PTA when their child joins our school.
The PTA is extremely conscious of the ethos and diversity of our school, and we try very hard when organising and planning events to respect this. Not all of our events are run as fundraisers e.g. cinema evenings and rugby trips.
Role of the Committee
Our PTA committee consists of five officers, Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice Chair and 100 Club Co-ordinator. The Committee meet on a regular basis usually once per term, with smaller working groups meeting as necessary when we are planning larger events. All meetings are open to fellow parents who are encouraged to come along and take part.
We have a growing list of PTA volunteers who commit some of their time to helping the committee. Every little helps, so just one hour assisting at an event would be invaluable.
You can even help us raise money without giving up any time! If you shop on the internet you help us by using easyfundraising.org.uk. If you would like to know more, details are available in school.