St Wilfrid's now has a very active PTA and our key objectives are:
- Fundraising to raise money for the school
- Organising social events to enhance the school community
What does the PTA do?
As a registered charity, the main role of the PTA is to raise funds for the school. A total of the funds raised in 2017/2018 was £5092.67. The PTA commits to financially supporting some aspects of school life on an ongoing basis (e.g. reward stickers, library books and resources for after school clubs) but we also raise funds for things which are critical to the schools ongoing success but cannot be funded out of the school budget. As in most schools, the majority of our funds are raised through the events that we run.
Our PTA committee consists of several members who have specific roles; and a larger team who work really hard which ensures that our events run really successfully.
- Vanessa Nivison (Chair)
- Jade Sanderson (Vice-Chair)
- Hayley Jones (Secretary)
- Claire Leatherbarrow (Treasurer)
So where does your money go?
The money raised by the PTA over recent years has been used in a variety of ways:
- Christmas book gift for each pupil
- Purchase of 3 pop up marquees for use at school events
- Full funding for the Year 6 Leavers trip, excluding coach
- Rainy day play games for KS 2
- Funding towards our artificial grass football pitch (The Astro)
- Purchase of PE or book bags with new school logo to Foundation Stage and KS 1
- Financial Support in the re-establishment of our school library
As a parent or carer at St Wilfrid's, you are automatically a member of the PTA. There are a number of ways in which you can get involved:
Please support the events that are held during the year. There are lots of events held during the year, some for children and some for the whole family. Please come along, help raise funds for the school and meet some new people.
Give a little time. There are always lots of things to do in the PTA – whether it’s spending 20 minutes when you’ve dropped your children off at school selling tickets for the school disco or manning the tombola at our Christmas and Summer Fairs!
Come along to the PTA Meetings. – They are fun, informative and held at different times of the day both in and out of school so that as many people as possible can attend.
If you love to shop . . .
You can help the PTA raise funds for school equipment by simply going to www.easyfundraising.org.uk and accessing major online retailers through this portal. It could not be simpler – it is at no additional cost or hassle to yourselves and indeed could save you money through the special offers accessible at the home page.
Schoolfunds have over 350 of the leading online retailers involved in the scheme including, Boots, Boden, Amazon, Currys, Tesco, PC World, Debenhams, Dell, most car and home insurance providers and many more.
We are always looking to welcome new faces to our meetings, whether you want to just listen, voice an opinion, put forward an idea or offer to help out in some way with the events we put on. Whatever time or support you can give the PTA will greatly benefit St Wilfrid's. Meeting dates are posted on the school calender, weekly newsletter and on this page. You will also find the minutes from the previous meeting at the bottom of the page.
Getting in touch
You can email the PTA Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or just catch us in the playground.