Ways in which you can help your PTA to raise funds.
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be raising a free donation for Platt School PTA?
All you need to do is:
1. Go to: www.easyfundraising.org.uk
2. Create an account and select Platt School PTA as the cause you wish to support.
3. Every time you shop online, go to your Easyfundraising account first, search for the retailer you want, follow the link and start shopping.
4. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to the PTA for no extra cost whatsoever!
My Name Tags
My Name Tags donates 20% from every order placed to the School’s PTA. So next time you need to order name tags why not use My Name Tags and help us raise funds.
All you need to do is:
1. Order online at www.MyNametags.com
2. At checkout use the School ID: 27010
Please don’t use the name of the school, as the system will be unable to allocate the funds.
As parents and carers who have children in the School, you are automatically members of the PTA. That means you have the right to say how the PTA is run, the events it holds and, most importantly, how the money is spent.
What is the committee? The committee is an elected group of 6 -12 members that act as trustees of the charity and representatives of the parents and teachers; they involve themselves in organising events, supporting and liaising with the school and voting on how money is invested.
If you would like to get involved, please join us at the AGM to find out more. You do not have to be a committee member to attend meetings; taking an active role in the PTA is a great way to get to know other parents and to help the children and teachers by supporting school events. It also ensures that the needs of your children's class are voiced. It is just as important for parents of Reception children to come along as is it for those who have had a longer connection with the School.
Why do we need a PTA to raise money for the school? You may feel that school funding should all be from the Local Education Authority; however, the LEA provides a limited budget and the money can only be used within given guidelines. The money raised by the PTA is not subject to these guidelines and so the parents and teachers can choose together how best to spend PTA funds on the facilities and extras that we all feel are so important.
The only restriction on how the money is used is that it should advance the education of the children. This is done directly by providing equipment and activities that could not otherwise be afforded and indirectly by encouraging relationships between the Governors, the staff, the parents and the community in which we live.