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Welcome to the PTA
   

Back row: Kia Morice (Secretary), Kirsten Faulkner (Treasurer), Camilla Wilkinson (Co-chair), Heather Smith (Co-chair), Carol Lamb (Vice Chair)
Front row: Lili Mazurkiewicz, Emma Ford (Sponsorship Coordinator), Anna Fleming (Web Manager)

Why do we have a PTA?
 

We are very fortunate to have a PTA that is such an integral part of our school community. The PTA has raised thousands of pounds, which has been spent on equipment and resources to enhance our children's education and the school's facilities. Most recently we have paid for fifteen iPads, a 3D printer, a greenhouse and a workspace in our fabulous allotment. This year we will be buying new outside play equipment and accompanying safety surface. Money raised by the PTA also funds school trips for those families who need some extra help.

The PTA encourages closer links between home and school and is an excellent way to bring staff, parents and friends together socially in support of our school.

All families are automatically members of the Lowther PTA when their children join our school. We welcome all parents and members of the school community to get involved. Every contribution, big or small, makes a huge difference.

The PTA is conscious of the ethos and diversity of our school, and we try very hard when organising and planning events to respect this.

We're always open to new ideas for events or resources needed for the school.
 
Support from NCPTA (National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations)
 

Our PTA is a member of the NCPTA, which is a national charity and membership organisation providing support and guidance for all home school associations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Our association is one of over 13,000 members in current membership of the NCPTA. We pay an annual membership fee to the NCPTA which gives us lots of member benefits including comprehensive insurance cover for all PTA run events, support and advice on running the PTA plus fundraising ideas and good practice hints and tips.

NCPTA also provides us with the opportunity to meet and communicate with other PTAs to discuss and share experiences. We receive termly publications, which are soon to be displayed on the PTA notice board and we receive guidance to ensure our events are legal and safe.

In addition, we have a valuable resource at our fingertips – www.ncpta.org.uk.

 
How we raise money... (Please also see our Easyfundraising details here)
 

Like most PTAs, the majority of our funds are raised through the events we run, most notably the school's Summer Fair, Christmas Fair and Quiz Night.

We always try to respond to requests from the school community. It's great to hear from staff and children about how resources are being used and enjoyed.

 
Getting Involved
 

There are lots of ways you can help:

 
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Come to a meeting - have a coffee and a chat
 
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Run a stall at an event
 
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Offer your expertise - for example, baking, accounting, graphic design, etc, etc.
 
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Become a Class Rep** or PTA Committee member
 
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Bring family and friends to events and spread the word
 
 

Please email Heather and Camilla at lowtherschoolpta@gmail.com - we'd love to hear from you!

** A Class Representative is a parent (or parents) who volunteer on behalf of their year group to help with the coordination of social and fundraising events. If you are unsure of who your class rep is, please ask your class teacher.

Parents/guardians are notified about PTA meetings and forthcoming events via ParentMail, Facebook and notes in book-bags. Look out for notices around the school and info from your child's Class Rep.

 
Links with local businesses
 

We have developed strong links with the local community and are very grateful to be well supported by both residents and businesses.

Many of our local shops generously provide donations for raffle prizes, auction items, etc. and some have taken part in our Christmas and summer fairs.

We are also very grateful to the local businesses that have participated in charity matched giving schemes. This has made a huge difference to our fundraising efforts.

Some of the many businesses that have supported/continue to support the Lowther PTA are:

Marsh & Parsons, Sainsburys, Starbucks, The London Wetland Centre, Gail's Artisan Bakery, Kate Anderson Spa, The London Transport Museum, Barnes Bookshop, The Pedal Project, Pizza Express, BouquEat, Timothy Williams, Flowers by Cymbidium, Barnes Bookshop, Koya Bar, The Bridge Pub, Kidzania, Richmond Rugby.

 
 
 
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