The aim of Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) is to foster better relationships between parents and their children's schools.
PTAs create a partnership which helps the school listen to and deal with parents' concerns; and for parents to learn more about the school and how to improve their children's education. PTAs do not necessarily represent the views of all parents but they can be an excellent forum for communication and a basis for partnership between parents and schools.
All parents are automatically members of our school's PTA and your support is always welcome. You may choose to be a 'silent' member and support us in name only, you may choose only to attend PTA meetings to discuss forthcoming events and spending decisions, of you may choose to become a full member and take a full and active role. Whatever you choose to do, we appreciate your support.
If you would like to join our PTA, please get in touch with us through the School Office on 01264 772297, or pop in to offer your services. We'd love to hear from you!
PTA Events are advertised on the school website in the Calendar, also in the school newsletter and the PTA newsletter. The PTA also has a Facebook page that you can apply to join and hear about things.
PTA Committee Members
- John Turner, Chairman of the Parent Teacher Association - I have a daughter at the school, in Swans class. I started my career as a Vehicle Mechanic in the British Army. Now in my 24th year, I am in command of my own Workshop in Blandford. I am a keen squash player and enjoy long walks. My experience of command, leadership and organisation skills will be of benefit to this position.
- Sam Curtis, Vice Chairman - I am Dad to two lovely children, one in Swans Class and the other in Eagles. I am a member of the Royal Artillery, within the British Army and have served for 14 years. In my previous job I worked in Edinburgh for a Major General, where I managed his estate. Having recently accepted a posting to Tidworth, I now work for 1st Royal Horse Artillery. My hobbies include cycling, camping and spending time with my wife and children. As a family we assist the Royal British Legion, with their charity work. I have also recently become an Assistant Cub Scout Leader. I look forward to being part of the PTA Team, and helping the school whenever I can.
- Amy Hicks, Treasurer - As a new parent at the school I am excited to be part of the PTA. Having moved 7 times in 11 years as an army spouse I am looking forward to putting some roots down in the area by meeting other parents at future events and becoming part of the school community. I enjoy running and I am training for my 5th marathon.
- Ruth Bullock, Secretary - Hello. I’m Ruth Bullock. I have two children at Kimpton School and took on the role of Secretary last year. I enjoy being part of school life as previously I was a full time teacher. It is good spending time with other parents socialising and raising money for our school.
Details of events planned for 2017/18 are shown below. Your continued support is greatly appreciated!
|3rd||AGM 1915hrs (followed by first PTA meeting of the school year at school)|
|11th||Children’s Christmas Card Project starts|
|19th||Second-hand book sale and Pocket Shop|
|9th||10am – 2pm Christmas Fête – incl. Christmas themed cake competition|
|8th||Mothers’ Day Sale|
|27th||Easter Egg Hunt incl. Raffle|
|21st||Sponsored Movement, Thruxton Circuit|
|14th||Fathers’ Day Sale|
|22nd||Family Camp Out|
|20th||End of Year Disco & BBQ|
In addition to the above events, we will be introducing monthly coffee mornings (dates to follow).
We recommend the following 2 sources to help raise money for our school:
- Easy Fundraising
It doesn't cost you a penny extra when you shop the easyfundraising way with one of our 3,079 shops and sites. They give us a commission for your purchase. We turn that into a donation and give it to your good cause.
- Stikins - Label Planet
The Stikins school fundraising scheme has distributed many thousands of pounds amongst participating schools every October since the scheme began back in 2004. We want to give schools and PTAs the opportunity to earn commission while helping parents to safely and securely label their children’s belongings – in return, we want to grow our brand (Stikins ®) and supply name labels to as many parents as possible. To support the efforts of our fundraising partners we pay out the highest name label commission rate in the UK (30%); we also produce 5 free printed name labels for each new child starting at the school each year. We offer truly simple fundraising ideas to help schools and PTAs achieve more from their fundraising projects without taking up precious resources.
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