The PTA is a registered charity run by a group of parents and carers who raise funds for the school to provide additional facilities and activities for all children. Our objectives are “to advance the education of pupils in the school in particular by:
· Developing effective relationships between the staff, parents and others associated with the school;
· Engaging in activities or providing facilities or equipment which support the school and advance the education of the pupils.”
The current committee of around 20 members is chaired by Jo Roche and meets about once a month. You will be very welcome to attend these meeting once you are part of the school.
We organise and take part in a variety of fund raising activities from cake sales to quiz nights, discos and the mayor’s procession. Our main fundraisers are the Christmas and summer fairs and our involvement in the Cuckfield Bonfire. All of these need lots of parent input so there is plenty of opportunity to get involved!
We will be there on your (and your little one’s) first day at school, offering tea, tissues and the chance to meet other new parents. Each term we produce a newsletter and diary to help keep you informed about what we have been up to and how we need your help. From September 2014 we will also be introducing class reps who will be able to organise contact lists, socials and help spread information and co-ordinate help and ticket sales for our events. We will find a reception parent or two who have already been at school and “know the ropes” who will be there to answer your questions for you and make your transition into school as smooth as your child’s.
Each year, we aim to raise over £6,000. This has gone towards projects such as the new library, yurt, ICT suite and other IT equipment, line marking on the playground and playing field, grounds committee and directly to individual classes. We are also able to fund an annual pantomime for the children and story tellers during book week and run a hugely popular not-for-profit disco for the children.
We look forward to welcoming you to the school and seeing you at our events. If you would like to contact us please feel free to email email@example.com