Welcome to the West Bridgford Infants Parent Teachers Association (PTA). We are a friendly group of parents, teachers and carers who work together to enhance our children’s educational experience and to encourage a strong sense of community among everyone involved with the school. We do this through organising fundraising events, social events and other fun activities that the children can participate in.
Every parent and carer naturally becomes a part of this community when their child starts at the school, and becoming involved with the PTA is a great way of bringing staff, families and friends together to achieve our common goal.
PTA meetings are open and welcoming. Come along – even if it’s just to meet new people and have a chat!
What the PTA raises funds for
The PTA works closely with the school to decide what additional resources or facilities would benefit the school, and set targets for fundraising. For example, the PTA recently raised funds allowing the school to purchase a selection of iPads to use as teaching aids in the classroom. In previous years, funds have also been used to make numerous improvements to the playground, and every Christmas the PTA provides toys from Santa as a special treat for each class.
This year the PTA will be funding a series of enrichment activities for the school and children e.g. theatre trips, visiting musicians/artists, diversity events etc.
How do we raise funds?
Whilst the PTA continually looks to incorporate new ideas into their events and fundraising activities, there are a few tried and tested favourites:
We are trying to incorporate more purely social events during the school year involving all families, grandparents and children to give everyone the opportunity of getting to know each other better and having fun together. We hold an annual teddy bears picnic at West Bridgford park in the summer, and last year, we organised a denbuilding session in Sharphill Wood which was a great success.