Elliott Park School – Parent Teachers’ Association (PTA)
Elliott Park School PTA was formed in 2004 and has been very successful in raising thousands of pounds during this time. Our aim is to spend the money raised on providing the children with extra facilities and experiences.
Events run by the PTA have included summer fetes, indulgence evenings, quiz nights, cake sales, race nights and sponsored walks. We fund annual events which the children enjoy, such as a Christmas party/wrapping room, Mothers' and Fathers' Day gifts, an Easter Parade and a special surprise for the leavers in Year 6, along with an autograph book to remind them of their time at Elliott Park School. It has now become almost a ‘rite of passage’ before they leave to go to secondary school, with the rest of the school waving them off as they go on this much anticipated outing. This event alone can cost £500.
The aim of the PTA is to fund events for the children’s enjoyment rather than buying items for the school; it has in the past gifted an overhead projector, a water cooler fountain, sports kit, BBQ for school functions and a Defibrillator. During the summer the PTA fund various trips on our Activity Week. We have been extremely fortunate, in recent years, to take part in a matching £1 for £1 provided by Barclays Bank via one of the parents from the school, which has been a great asset.
Our PTA kindly manages the re-sale of second-hand uniform during the year with the proceeds going to the PTA. Please donate any good quality, surplus uniform or complete a request slip available from the office to make a purchase.
The PTA also raises money for different charities examples being Jeans for Genes Day, Demelza House, Children in Need, Red Nose Day, Age Concern and RNLI.
It is at our PTA Committee Meetings that the decisions on how to spend the money are agreed.
All parents are invited to get involved if they want to, even if they only have a small amount of time available. Our meetings are very informal and new members are always welcome to come along with new ideas.
It is our belief that education is a route to the well-being of the individual. We believe in equal opportunities for all the children in our school, irrespective of social background, culture, race, gender or ability. In order to ensure future progress and success, we aim to provide a curriculum that is broad and balanced. It is our belief that we should provide a learning environment that is motivating, exciting and caring, in order for a child to develop a sense of high self-esteem and academic achievement.