Welcome to our PTA Page!!
We have recently had a bit of re-shuffle and have a lovely new committee – details and photos are HERE. Do approach any of us around to school to find out how you can get involved.
What is a Parent Teacher Association (PTA)?
A Parent Teacher Association (PTA), is an organisation of parents and staff. PTAs are best known for their fundraising work, but they have a useful social function too.
How is money spent?
Funds raised by the PTA are intended to provide ‘extras’ not already provided by the school’s main income – often ‘fun things’ that make learning more interesting and exciting. The PTA committee and the headteachers decide how to spend PTA funds. Ongoing school events that the Mayfield PTA support; Christmas presents for classes; refreshments for all children at sports day; Year 6 Leavers books and T-shirts; books as prizes for the Reading awards. We normally have a long term goal, for example the outdoor learning classroom and refurbishment of the school pool, and shorter term goals such as new reading books or new coding resources.
What does being on the COMMITTEE MEMBER of a PTA involve?
- Attends PTA meetings
- Gets involved in planning and running events
- Runs smaller projects
- Encourages participation and enthusiasm for the events organised by the PTA
Can I help without being a Committee Member?
Yes! We have a google email group that you can join and hear about what is going on and just get involved when you can. Or look out for details about each event, we always need lots of helpers.
If you have any particular skills that we could use we would love to hear from you or if you can give any time but not at school events then we do need people to apply for grants or other funding opportunities. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please come and join us at our AGM (Annual General Meeting) on Thursday 26th September at 7-7.30pm in the main hall.
The Mayfield PTA is very lucky to have been chosen as a local cause by the Co-Op. Since November 2017 the Co-Op have given £19m to local causes; 1% of Co-Op branded products plus carrier bags and scratch cards. The PTA is hoping to raise enough money to replace our old and well used wooden picnic tables for new 8 seater, 100% recycled heavy duty plastic tables with a 20 year guarantee, for the children and parents to use all year round for many years to come.
Please see below and update from our Summer activities Click the images to enlarge