P.T.F.A– Friends of Plantation

If you would  like to become a member of our PTFA please contact the school office for further details.
Thank you.

What is a Parent Teacher Association (PTA)?

The Parent Teacher Association (PTA), is an organisation of parents and staff. Its role is to encourage closer links between home and school. PTAs are best known for their fundraising work, but they have a useful social function too. Fundraising events provide an opportunity for parents, staff and pupils to get together.

How is the PTA organised?

Parents/carers and school staff are automatically members of the PTA.

Our annual general meeting is usually held in November. At this meeting a committee is elected to run the PTA –consisting of a chair, a vice-chair, a treasurer, a secretary and ordinary committee members. Our aim is that these ordinary members include parents from each class/year group. Their job is to pass on information from the PTA to other parents in their child’s class.

Our PTA committee usually meets once a term and sets up smaller working groups to organise individual events.

How is money raised?

Most money is raised through events. We aim to hold one main event each school term – for example, a Christmas fair in the winter, bingo in the spring, and a summer fair. Other PTA events include discos, own clothes days and raffles. We’re always looking for new fundraising ideas.

How is money spent?

Funds raised by the PTA are intended to provide ‘extras’ not already provided by the school's main income – often 'fun things' that make learning more interesting and exciting.

The PTA committee and the Headteacher decide how to spend PTA funds. Common items include computers, playground equipment and smaller purchases such as presents for Father Christmas to distribute, or lights for a Divali celebration.

How can I be involved in my PTA?

There are many different ways you can help with the PTA, whether you have lots of time to offer or not.

Some of the roles are time-consuming, although also rewarding. If you can’t commit to a big job, look out for things you can do less frequently (eg running a stall at the summer fair, baking for a cake sale). And you can always support PTA events by simply turning up.

We hope this overview is useful.  If you want to find out more about PTA, events we are running or even getting involved – please contact the School Office who will be happy to direct your enquiry to the correct person.