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PTA Overview

Manorcroft Primary School PTA aims help to support the school by fundraising through a range of different activities, whilst helping to build a sense of community.

As a new parent to the school, you are automatically a member of the PTA and you can get involved in as much or as little as you like. It is a great way to get to know other parents and have a say in how we fundraise and support our school.

We are a very friendly, welcoming, fun and sociable team and would love to hear from you - whether you’d like to become part of the committee, help out at one of our events, have fundraising ideas or simply want to find out more about what we do.

Who we are:                                                               

                                        

Karla Hanna, Chair                           Chris Norman, Deputy Chair 
 

                                

Claire Gilchrist, Secretary              Fleur Fielding, Treasurer

The Committee:

  • The committee is voted in at the Annual General Meeting at the beginning of the Autumn Term
  • The following posts need to be filled as part of our charitable status -  Chair, Deputy, Treasurer and Secretary; in addition we can have up to 11 extra committee members
  • Meets monthly (or more frequently in the run up to large events)
  • Meetings are generally held in the Staffroom at school, (or the local pub!) and include committee members and school representation, generally lasting about 90 mins
  • Items for discussion generally resolve around voting on fundraising requests, event updates and planning

Friends of the PTA:

  • We have friends of the PTA who are interested in fundraising etc. but don’t want to formally be on the committee
  • We have an email distribution list and communicate that way for event updates and if we need volunteers

Parents and Carers:

  • Support the school through volunteering to help at events or by simply attending events
  • Volunteers for events are generally recruited through FaceBook requests or ParentMails

What we do:

In 2018-9 we had a really busy year and raised approx. £11,000. We have highlighted below just some of the events we have put on, money raised and what we have purchased.

Our Events:

                     

  • Summer BBQ                                    £2,831
  • Christmas Fair                                  £1,140
  • Halloween & Summer Discos        £1,090
  • Shopping Rooms                                £870
  • Christmas Cards                                 £531
  • Cake Sales                                           £456
  • Y6 Production                                     £446
  • Coin Race                                            £400
  • Panto Tickets                                      £384
  • Bag-2-School                                       £288
  • Just Giving Donations                        £242

Our Purchases:

  • We contributed £10,000 towards the new Gazebo (above) which is now in place on the edge of the KS2 playground - this is used as an outside classroom throughout the year
  • Travelling Pantomime performance for the whole school
  • World Book Day authors to enrich the curriculum
  • Christmas Lunch accessories
  • Portable flip charts in some of the classrooms to support Teaching & Learning
  • £6500 towards the development of the outside spaces around the school, including new playground markings, a KS1 stage area and large wooden games
  • Leavers gifts for Y6 in the summer term 

Contact Us:

Please feel free to catch us in the playground or contact us through the PTA postbox in the main school office area, or in the following ways:

              manorcroftpta@hotmail.co.uk

            Manorcroft Parents & Carers page

              Follow us on Twitter: @manorcroftpta