PTA

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About the PTA

What we do

The events organised by the PTA are many and varied. Each year we hold the very popular Christmas and Summer fairs which are the main fundraising events of the year. Recently we've added a firework display and a circus to the annual line-up of events. We also organise class cake sales, children’s discos and adult events. As well as providing fun and social occasions, these events help to raise funds to provide extra items of equipment for the school. Many years ago the school swimming pool was built and equipped by the PTA. More recently, purchases for the school have ranged from new computers and interactive whiteboards for each classroom, a new heater for the swimming pool, digital cameras and playground artwork.

We've raised...

The 2018/2019 school year was yet another fantastic year for fundraising. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the committee, parents, staff, and everyone who attends our PTA events - these produced income in the region of £32,000.  This is a fantastic achievement.

We've supported...

How has the money been spent so far? We are proud to have supported the building of substantial new outdoor play equipment, including grass matting to enable year-round use and we've bought books for the reading library. The whole school took part in an online safety project run by Bigfoot Art Education and each class has received new golden time games and toys; Key Stage 2 children have benefitted from robot wars workshops and been given personal planners; younger children have had Lego STEM workshops and received resources for EYFS social groups and the THRIVE programme.

See the full PTA constitution here.

Please join us!

All members of the PTA volunteer their time to attend meetings and organise events and we are always looking for extra help and new ideas. If you would like to become involved in PTA activities, we would love to hear from you no matter how big or small a contribution you are able to make. See our letter to new parents for an overview of how valuable our support is to the school, and how you may like to become involved.

Everyone benefits

It can help parents: 

  • improve the school and its facilities
  • get to know each other through taking part in a range of fun activities
  • share common concerns
  • find out more about how the school works
  • raise funds for extra items or services to enrich children’s education.

It can help children: 

  • receive a richer education as a result of items bought by the PTA
  • benefit from parents/carers' increased understanding of the school. 

It can help teachers: 

  • reach potential volunteers and enthusiasts who may help with school projects

Please join us!

All parents/carers and friends of the school are automatically members of the PTA. Active members volunteer their time to attend meetings and to organise events. If you would like to be involved we would love to hear from you, no matter how big or small a contribution you are able to make. If you would like to register an interest, share your ideas, or if you would simply like to be included on the PTA contact list so you are kept up-to-date with details of meetings, please email us at pta@saltfordschool.org.uk or leave your details with the school office.

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PTA news

Here you will find news of events, PTA newsletters and meeting minutes

Forthcoming events

We're looking forward to our popular Christmas fair to round off a successful 2019. The autumn term is also brightened up by the Fireworks Disply, school discos and our regular cake and uniform sales.

Please keep an eye on the school news and dates for your diary pages for details of forthcoming events, including PTA meetings. These are held in the evening at school, and everyone is welcome.

The PTA has introduced an online purchasing system for ticketed events. You can get to the ticketing website here and see full instructions on how to set up your account here.

News on Facebook

Saltford School PTA has a facebook page where forthcoming events and PTA information are advertised. It is a closed group and you will be asked for details of your child/ren's class before you can join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1398147073751547/.

PTA meeting minutes

PTA AGM Minutes 11th November 2019

PTA Meeting 9th September 2019

PTA Meeting 10th June 2019

PTA Meeting 29th April 2019

PTA Meeting 4th March 2019

PTA Meeting 14th January 2019

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The committee

Meet our committee

Chair

Dawn Sage

Secretary

Ali Williams

Treasurer

Andy Butterworth

Committee Members

Janet Allen, Anita Bignell, Caroline Flynn, Amanda Hawkins, Rebecca Knight, Sarah MacNaughton, Ruth Presswood, Jody Sparey, Emma Willett, Claire Harrisson, Liz Sypko, Chris Prideaux, Kathryn Hale and Suzanne Young.

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Fundraising

Help raise funds all year round with your online shopping

Please go to your online shops via the links on this page to earn commission for school at no cost to you.

You can use the Amazon and Giving Machine links below to click through to your favourite online stores. We will earn commission for school for every purchase you make. Try placing a reminder by your computer, or bookmarking these links for future use. You can also download a toolbar button for The Giving Machine. Please spread the word to all your friends and family!

Please remember to use one of our listed companies for buying stickers, stamps or labels for your child's belongings. We earn commission through those purchases. More info in the 'Stickers & stamps' section of our 'School notices' page here.

The Giving Machine link

The Giving Machine is a sort of shop front to many online retailers, including most popular ones such as Argos, Marks and Spencer, Tesco, Topshop, John Lewis - in fact most that you probably already use. Categories include clothing, department stores, charity gifts, DIY, electrical, banking & finance, telecoms, magazine subscriptions, music, travel & holidays and all kinds of insurance.

You can register as a giver to make shopping quicker, or shop anonymously. Saltford School is registered as a beneficiary. You can also download a button for your toolbar to make it easier to remember to use The Giving Machine. 

Saltford Primary School is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Programme, an affiliate advertising programme designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.co.uk.
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