As a parent of a child at Widcombe CofE Junior School, you automatically become a member of the PTA (Parent Teacher Association). The PTA has two functions: raising funds to distribute between the junior and infant schools; and bringing the school community together to have fun.
The PTA organises regular cake sales, non-uniform (‘mufti’) days, a disco, quiz night, the Summer Fair, bedtime stories and other activities.
Events are planned at regular meetings (approx 6 in a year) and parents are invited to volunteer their time and enthusiasm to help. Becoming active in the PTA is an ideal way to get to meet people and take part in your child’s life at school. You don’t have to come to any meetings to be a supportive member, though. Your support by turning up to events, putting up posters, baking cakes, donating raffle prizes or items for bric-a-brac stalls is just as important.
Look out for the PTA section in our school newsletter, in your child’s book bag or on school notice boards for details of when meetings and events are happening – and enjoy yourselves!