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Welcome to the Uplands Parent-Teacher Association (PTA). We are a registered charity, and are a community for all members of the school: families, staff and governors, as well as local businesses. We feel this is the best way to support our fundamental aim of fundraising. However, we can only do this with everyone’s support!
The PTA works best when working under the motto of ‘many hands make light work’. We do need people to lead certain events, but we also need helpers who can offer different amounts of time, expertise and support!
Our sole aim is to raise money for the school and nursery, in order to support the learning and development of our pupils and give them the best experience possible.
Our current PTA committee members are:
Co-Chairs – Lucy Batty (Y5 parent) and Tracey Weightman (Y4 and Y5 parent)
Treasurer – Sam McCann (Teaching Assistant and Governor)
Secretary – Emma Gow (YR parent)
Below are the Class reps for 2022/2023:
Nursery: Emma Gow, Suzie Kemp
Reception: Gem Llewellyn, Stef Harvey, Noreen Shafi
Year 1: Blair O’Reilly, Riannah Bowden
Year 2: Suzie Kemp, Denise Parks, Louise Mulgrew
Year 4: Tracey Weightman
Year 5: Ali Futcher, Lucy Batty
What is the PTA?
The PTA is an organised charity of the school run by the parents, carers and staff of the children attending Uplands Primary School and Nursery. The PTA organises a variety of events with the aim of raising money to help advance of the education of the children within the school. The PTA has been instrumental in raising funds to provide enhanced provisions for the children of Uplands Primary School and Nursery, including outside resources, electronic devices and experience events for the children.
All parents/carers and staff are involved in the PTA in some way, ranging from donating cupcakes for a cake sale to being a committee member, and both ends of the spectrum are as important as each other.
The meetings are arranged at the end of the previous meeting and noted in the minutes. This is so we can be flexible with dates depending on the time of year. Times of meeting are varied to allow a range of parents/carers and staff to be able to attend. Meetings have, in the past, been held at the beginning of the school day, end of the school day and in the evening.
All family members within our community are invited to contribute in whatever way they can. Time is one of the biggest commitments that a member can give, but we are aware that not everyone can give the same amount of time. You may not be able to give a lot of time to the PTA, but we would love any ideas, donations, skills and support that you could offer. We are always looking for volunteers to help run/man an event, and without the support of our family community we simply cannot run the events. We also need people to take ownership of and lead events. It is not a requirement to attend all meetings, and many members communicate with other members to organise events or contribute via email, phone or our PTA Facebook page.
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