Parent Teacher Association
The William Gilbert Parent Teacher Association is a charity fundraising committee run by parents of children in the school and some of the staff. It helps provide all those little extras that enhance the children’s lives in school. The William Gilbert PTA is well established, very successful and an essential ingredient to the success of the school.
All parents automatically become members of the Parent Teacher Association when their child joins the school. The social and fundraising events organised by the energetic and successful PTA Committee continue to provide money for much needed facilities and resources for the children. Many activities are designed to be ‘family events’ but there are some that are aimed specifically at a solely parent or solely pupil audience.
The school is indebted to the work of the PTA and all the parents who support our school. We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for such amazing support!
President – Helen Britten – Headteacher – Chair
Chair – Natalie Macdonald
Treasurer – Emma Longmore
Secretary – Claire Woodward
PTA events take place throughout the year and have included:
- Organise disco’s
- Halloween Competitions
- Seed Growing
- Christmas & Summer Fair
- Parents/Carers Gifts
- Elfridges Shop for chrismas
- Carnival Float and more!
Through such events, we have raised tens of thousands of pounds in the last few years. These funds have enabled the school to provide extra, valuable resources for the children to use. We have recently provided funds for hall electric blinds, djembe drumming, Balance-ability, Bikeability, and visits to support the curriculum.
The success of the PTA depends entirely on the support of all parents, staff and the community. We greatly appreciate any assistance. This can be anything from a little time spent helping out in the background, to coming along to the functions with friends and family or by joining the committee.
Share your fundraising ideas with us, we are always open to new ideas and welcome any suggestions – from an idea for a stall at the Fayres to a suggestion for a whole event.
Donations play a very big role in our fundraising efforts. We are not just talking about the very important pound for own-clothes day, but prize donations for raffles and competitions, as well as time for wrapping the lucky dip items or secret presents for parents carers.