William Westley Parent Teacher Association
Who are we?
The PTA is open to all the parents/guardians and teachers to try to enrich the children’s learning experiences. If you are a Y3 parent you are already on the PTA committee - congratulations! However, any parent of any year group may may join the PTA.
What do we do?
We fundraise at various opportunities throughout the school year. The children benefit from many fun events throughout the school year such as Winter Wonderland Christmas Fayres, themed summer Fun Fetes, family events, fancy dress fun runs, theatre productions and school parties at the end of term. Parents also enjoy our quiz nights and the Whittlesford Summer Ball run by the ball committee.
What is the money raised used for?
As a result of the events being so well supported by both our families and the surrounding community, our school is able to purchase lots of extra equipment to support and enrich the children’s learning with the funds that our PTA raise every year, including books for our library, new IT equipment and outdoor play equipment.
Why is the money needed?
As with all state-funded schools, the bulk of the running of the school is already covered by the school budget; however, in increasingly strained financial times, schools, like lots of other institutions and businesses, are feeling the pinch! The PTA are pleased to help ease the strain where we can, ensuring all the children continue to be offered a wide array of opportunities to socialise and have new experiences, both of which support their learning.
How can I help and support the PTA?
There are no expectations! You can offer as little or as much time as you can: wrapping some presents from Father Christmas … perhaps you’re a whizz in the kitchen and can whip up some cupcakes or flapjacks for a bake sale … or maybe you’re artistic and would like to do some set-painting for a school play … be host-with-the-most and sell some teas and coffees or give your time supporting the quiz night and summer fete. No job is too big or too small – and you will never be pressured into doing more than you would like or are able to – it’s very much a group effort. If you’d like to get in involved in whatever capacity or if you have some ideas for new ways in which we can fundraise, you’d be most welcome to get in touch via the link below. We look forward to meeting you soon!