The PTA – What We Do
The Parent and Teachers Association (PTA) has two key purposes: to fundraise to provide much needed additional monies to support our students, and to create a community for our parents, carers and staff. We run a number of social events each year, which offer the opportunity to raise money for the school. In the last academic year we donated £23,000 to various departments throughout the school and so far this academic year we have agreed £11,000 for key projects. This is only possible through the support we receive from the staff, pupils, parents and friends of the school.
We recognise that there are huge demands on everyone’s time and so there are a number of ways that you can support the PTA. These range from buying event tickets, donating raffle and auction prizes, or helping out at events for an hour or two on an ad hoc basis. Alternatively you may have a specific skill or interest that you would be willing to volunteer. For those who would like to get more involved, we have a number of sub-committees whose focus is to arrange each of our bigger events, and there is a main committee which oversees all the PTA activities and which determines the allocation of the funds raised.
All parents, carers and staff are automatically members of the PTA and everyone is welcome to come to the PTA meetings and AGM. We generally have two main meetings each term from 7.30pm, some of which are held in school and some externally. Details of meetings are in the PTA newsletter and on the school calendar.
If you would like further information, or to find out how you can get involved, please email us at email@example.com
We aim to run our second-hand stall alongside the majority of our events. We are also looking at the possibility of opening the stall more frequently or of selling items online. The dates and times will be published in our newsletter. If you can assist or wish to purchase please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
A very big thank you to those of you that make contributions to the school’s PTA. For anyone wishing to make a contribution please download the Mandate and Gift Aid forms which you will find below.
If you are currently working and volunteer on a stall at one of our events, then it is always worth checking with your employer whether they have a matched funding policy. This is a scheme run by many of the larger corporates, typically banks and building societies, insurance companies, supermarkets, utilities providers, phone companies and car manufacturers, although if you work for an independent company, they may be interested in charitable giving through matched funding too. Any money you raise on the stall could be matched by your employer, so we double our income! Please contact the PTA if you would like to know more about this scheme.
Contacting the PTA
Facebook: twgsb pta
Chair: Rebecca Halfhide
Vice Chair: Julie Wood
Joint Secretaries: Mahwash Rashid, Emma Towers
Treasurer: Seamus Martin
TWGSB PTA is a registered charity, number 1027114
See below for photos of Christmas Fairs
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