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PTA

PTA

Welcome to Sherrardswood Parents and Teachers Association (PTA). This section of the website provides information on the PTA, what they do and how to become involved.

 

Current Parents

All current parents are automatically members of the Sherrardswood PTA, a registered charity (Sherrardswood PTFA). The day-to-day running of the PTA is in the hands of the Executive Committee which is elected at an Annual General Meeting held in the Summer Term.  We warmly welcome all new parents and encourage participation – however great or small.  Getting involved with the PTA is a great way to meet other parents and to get to know Sherrardswood better, as well as to make a valuable contribution to your child’s future.

Each Year group has one or more Class Representatives (Reps). This person helps to gather and disseminate relevant PTA information as well as maintain the current Year Group’s Contact List. Where possible, the Class Reps attend the PTA meetings.

 

Potential Parents

You can find out a lot about a school by seeing what the PTA gets up to. We think our school is the best, and we also like to think that our Association is pretty good, too!  Browse around our site, feel free to attend one of our public events, and get a flavour for what Sherrardswood School is all about. We would love to see you at our regular PTA meetings for a coffee, chat and find out what is happening in and around the school.
 

Funds Raised

Funds raised by the PTA go towards buying ‘extras’ for the school which include non-essential equipment – all of which enhance your child’s school experience.  Recent purchases have included:

  • 2 Defribrilators
  • Blinds for the Ballroom
  • Acoustic curtains for Sports Hall 
  • Tennis courts resurfacing (partial funding)
  • Whiteboards for Language Department
  • iMacs for the Music Dept

Events

The PTA organise and help out at a number of events throughout the school year including:

  • Coffee morning & nearly new uniform sale 
  • AGM
  • Fireworks night
  • Father Christmas visit for all pupils
  • Christmas disco for Pre-Prep and Prep
  • Dinner dance/drinks party for parents and friends
  • Serving refreshments at the school music/sports events
  • Cake sales 
  • Parent/staff quiz nights
  • Easter bunny visit (with chocolate eggs for all pupils)
  • Camping night 
  • Friday ice cream
  • Phil The Bag
  • Christmas cards designed by the children

On a monthly basis, we hold our own private lottery known as Lucky Numbers, a joining form is available from the PTA. 

Our Aims
The overall objective of the PTA is to serve and promote the interests of Sherrardswood School and in particular to:
  • Encourage co-operation and good relations between all those associated with the school
  • Help, improve and develop the school’s facilities through fundraising
  • Make the best use of members’ advice, abilities and voluntary help in extracurricular activities
  • Arrange fundraising and social events
The AGM is held each year in the Autumn Term when new members are elected to serve on the Committee.
 
How You Can Help
Sherrardswood School and its PTA greatly appreciates any parental assistance.  We recognise the depth and variety of skills parents have to offer both the school and its pupils.  If you would like to get involved or require further information, please contact one of the PTA Executive Committee in person or by email, pta@sherrardswood.co.uk.
 
Executive Committee
Chair: Sandra Walsh
Treasurer: Helen Clowes
Events Coordinator: Marie Fawcitt
Secretary: Alex May