The Slade PTA exists to raise funds which, amongst other things, helps to provide equipment for the
school and also to subsidise school trips and visits to the school by outside organisations. Every penny of the profit we make is spent on making Slade an even better place for our children.
In addition to fundraising, the PTA helps to enrich the social life of the school community by organising events throughout the school year. These include an annual firework display, a children’s Christmas sale and a Summer Fete.
The funds we raise are always put to good use. Some of the many items we have provided include outdoor classrooms for the school playing field, a PA system, benches for the playground, bike and scooter racks, stage lighting and ipads to enrich learning.
We also use PTA volunteers to carry out projects for the school. Over recent years we have provided the school with an allotment as well as an orchard of fifteen fruit trees.
Every family at Slade automatically becomes members of the PTA. The PTA is run on their behalf by a committee of around 20 people which meets once a term. These meetings usually take place in the evening and are very informal. Being a member of the committee allows you to have a say in the events we are planning and how we allocate the funds we have raised. You are more than welcome to attend a few meetings before deciding if you would like to join the committee – everyone is most welcome.
If you cannot commit to regular involvement, but would like to be involved when you have the time, you can become a “Friend of the PTA.”. You will be kept informed of when we need any help and can offer as much or as little time as you like. You can also keep in touch through our Facebook group – just search for ‘Slade PTA’.
Please consider getting involved with the PTA. It is a great way of meeting other parents and more importantly being actively involved in your children’s life at school. We regularly need new faces to bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm and we can never have too many willing volunteers!
If you are interested, please click the link below and print an application form which should be returned to the PTA tray in the reception area or the PTA post box in the main waiting area.
Alternatively you can email us your details at firstname.lastname@example.org.