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P.T.A

An introduction to the Morden Primary Parent Teacher Association

The following information is just to let you know a little bit about who we are and what we do.

What is a P.T.A?

The PTA is a partnership between people associated with Morden Primary, who have the common goal of aiding the advancement of the education of pupils in the school in particular by promoting cooperation between, Parents, Staff, Governors, Friends, the Local Education Authority and others associated with the School.

  • Engaging in activities or providing facilities or equipment, which support the school and advance the education of the pupils.

  • Welcoming all new parents, carers and friends encouraging them to participate in the activities of the Association.

Your involvement with the school automatically makes you a member of the PTA. How active a member you choose to be, is down to you. Both parents and teachers alike may find opportunities to get involved if they want to, even if they only have a limited amount of spare time to give. It doesn’t matter how little or how much time you can spare, as your involvement has a huge impact on the PTA’s ability to support the children and the school.

What does the PTA do?

Musical Backdrop purchased by the P.T.A

Musical Backdrop purchased by the P.T.A

The main focus of the PTA, and indeed most PTA, is to raise money for the school in order to provide "extras" for our children that are not included as part of the main school budget. These extras are things like support for sports teams, projects such as extra play equipment or even specialist Information Technology software or hardware that supports the national curriculum. These projects are developed in collaboration with the teachers and Senior Leadership and Management Team.

The PTA also likes to support the social life of the children and the school community. Where possible the PTA likes to provide opportunities for parents and community members to meet, have fun and get to know each other whilst also raising funds for a very worthy cause - our children!

What does being an active member mean for me?

What we hope to promote in the PTA is that, as a parent and by playing a part on the committee it allows you to feel more involved with your children's education, get to know more about the people who are educating them and have a greater knowledge and understanding of how the school works. The children also benefit from involvement with the PTA, as the work and fundraising helps to improve school life and enable richer educational opportunities. For example over the last year the PTA has raised in excess of £5,000.00 and supported three major projects:

Spooky Disco organised and run by the P.T.A

Spooky Disco organised and run by the P.T.A

  • Purchase of an archway for a garden area.

  • Purchase of a class set of recorders.

  • Purchase of lighting and stereo for performances.

  • Purchase of book corner reading material.

How we keep you informed

Events will be publicised in the school’s newsletter. The PTA’s business, future events and fund raising is discussed at regular PTA meetings, to which everyone is very welcome.

The PTA Committee hope that you have found this information useful and hope this has answered any questions that you may have had about the PTA and how you can become involved. It can all sound a bit daunting, but although being actively involved in the PTA does mean some commitment, it also gives a lot of fun, satisfaction and ultimately benefits our children.

Dates of future meetings will be posted on the school website; we look forward to seeing you there. If you would like any further information on how to get involved, please contact the committee via the school office or the school website. Please address any letters or notes: For the attention of Jo Carter – Chair of the PTA