Sadly, we were unable to form a new committee at the January AGM, which means that all those valuable social and fund raising events organised by the PTA will no longer take place…… children are now asking when there will be another bingo night or beetle drive.
Since becoming Head Teacher of Langar Primary School in 1999, I have greatly valued the support and contributions of such an enthusiasm group of people, who, over the years have greatly enhanced the experiences of pupils, parents and staff of the school. It would be a great shame if the PTA didn’t continue under the guidance of a new Head Teacher.
As well as bringing the community together with some great social events, money raised by the PTA saves us having to frequently ask parents for contributions for everything from class trips to the cost of a piece of fruit! From a teaching perspective, the work undertaken by the committee means that myself and school staff can focus our attention on our core purpose of delivering the best learning for our children. My predecessor announced, as I walked into Headship, that it took her three weeks to book all the stalls and contributors for the 1998 Summer Fair – valuable time taken away from teaching!
Money raised over the years has enabled children to benefit from the provision of great technology (laptops, ipads, cameras etc) exciting play equipment (climbing frames on the field), brilliant new library and reading books and exciting visits to the theatre, museums, National Trust Properties etc etc. See the Powerpoint attachment.
I would personally like to ask each one of you, to consider whether you could spare an hour of two periodically to plan and run an event. I’m sure that former PTA members would endorse the fact that immense satisfaction is gained from being part of a successful event, which promotes a sense of community and generates funds to invest in quality resources for the children. Please consider offering your services and speak to myself, Trudy Sharpe or any member of the staff and PTA.
We have an enthusiastic parent willing to become chairperson, if a team of willing helpers can join her.