The role of the PTA in our school
The PTA is an integral part of our school community, raising much needed funds that support the learning of every child.
We invest in improving equipment and resources that enhance our children’s education and the facilities within the school, often providing the ‘extras’ that the school budget wouldn’t cover.
In recent years, we have contributed to many areas around the school. The ICT suite now houses 35 all-in-one computers and each one has a set of headphones. During the summer we paid to have stage lighting installed in the hall. The outside conservation areas have also benefited from the money raised by the PTA. We also regularly contribute to smaller items within the school such as music and art resources.
Parents, Guardians and Carers are automatically part of the PTA and we would love to hear any ideas you have, be it a fundraising idea or suggestions of what you would like to see monies being spent on. Being involved is a great way to meet parents from other classes and feel part of the school community.
Our current chair of the PTA is Emma-Jane Dixon. Please direct any queries about the PTA through Emma-Jane: PTA@bsm.bwmat.org
We have a programme of events throughout the year that raises funds to ensure all our children benefit. We hold regular events such as the Uniform sales, Cake Sales and Discos and during the summer months we have the very popular Freezy Fridays and Fruity Fridays. The bigger events are the Summer Fair, Quiz Night (the teachers’ team are the current champions!) and this year we will be holding a Christmas Fair. All these are designed to be fun and offer something for everyone.
It is the fantastic contribution of our parents that make all this happen. PTA committee members are usually made up from the class reps who take responsibility for keeping their year groups informed. Reps remain for at least a year (many do so for longer). The PTA meets twice termly along with anyone else who wants to come along regularly or now and then. We keep in touch via email and make sure things happen with the support of the wider network of PTA volunteers who pitch in as much or as little as they can.
If you think you might like to join us, please contact our chair Emma-Jane or speak to your class rep. The PTA will help you make friends and get to know the ins and outs of the school. Also, your children will think it’s great that you know the mufti date in advance and it’s all in a great cause.
“I was terrified of all those mums baking cakes when I first joined, but in the end it’s not just the children who end up making lifelong friends at Bathwick”A parent, Year 3