St Wilfrid's now has a very active PTA and our key objectives are:
- Organising social events
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 for this year will be added soon. 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.
So where does your money go?
The money raised by the PTA over the last year 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 coache
- 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 Founation Stage and KS 1
- Financial Support in the re-establishment of our school library
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.
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.
As a parent 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.
The PTA Committee can be contacted via:
Their website which is www.stwilfridsactionteam.co.uk
Or in the playground:
- Vanessa Nivison (Chair)
- Claire Leatherbarrow (Vice-Chair)
- Hayley Jones (Secretary)
- Jade Sanderson (Treasurer)