It can really help children progress when they know their parents’ involvement goes way beyond the school gate. The PTA – Parents and Teachers Association – and the School Council make it easy for all parents to join in and help the school:
Parent and Teachers Association (PTA)
The PTA is a volunteer group of parents, grandparents and teachers who organise a variety of fun and exciting events throughout the year to raise funds for the ‘extras’ which cannot be funded by the school budget to enhance the children’s learning experience.
The PTA committee, comprises of;
Fern and Henry Watts - Co-Chairs
Natalie Hemmings - Secretary
Emma Blades - Treasurer
Sara Hayes and Charlotte Dunger - Committee Members
The PTA is a crucial part of our school life, especially at these times where educational funding is limited. We contribute regularly to Class trips, Leavers day’s events and gifts, parties, Science, reading and dance workshops, clothing, books, flooring, cookery and ICT equipment.
During the academic year 2016 - 2017 we donated £15,775.94
During the academic year 2017 - 2018 we donated £23,998.59
Recent donations have been spent on renovating the outside play area and building a new sand pit as well as providing providing equipment for OPAL. Regular contributions are made to support school trips for all school years.
Donations have also allowed the school to purchase guided reading books for the infants and a mud kitchen for all the children to enjoy.
We look forward to continuing to support the school and pupils in raising funds to enhance their education and learning experience.
We would ask for your support in attending the events we run and also with any help that you may be able to offer, together with any new ideas or feedback!
High Littleton School Parent Council
The Parent Council gives parents and carers the opportunity to discuss key issues in a constructive way that is fed directly into policy making.
The Parent Council has been running for over a year at school. We have discussed a wide range of issues including school dinners, uniform and reporting procedures and after school clubs.
Parent Councils are run in many schools in the area and are aimed at:
Enabling parents to meet, share ideas and feedback to the school.
Giving parents a voice and enables them to contribute to school decision making.
Helping develop a partnership between parents and school
Consulting parents and advising the Governing Body of parents’ views.
At present, a small number of parents meet once a term with an ongoing agenda of items and others that have been raised by parents over the term. The meetings are relaxed and everyone is invited to contribute their views.
We would welcome any other parents who would like to come along and join us and would welcome anyone who would like to volunteer their time helping with events.
If you would like to come along and join us, please do or if you would like further information, please contact the parent council via the school office, Mrs Payne or speak to Sara Hayes (Oscar’s mum) or any of the other council members.
To keep up to date with what’s happening and future meeting dates please like our Facebook page ‘High Littleton CofE Primary School PTA’, or keep a look out for updates in the school newsletter.
To find out more and get involved, please contact the school office.