Boxgrove PTA - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Boxgrove Parent Teacher Association (BPTA)?
The Boxgrove Parent Teacher Association (BPTA) is a registered charity which is run by a committee. This committee are elected each year at the Annual General Meeting. The members of the Boxgrove PTA are made up of all parents/carers of Boxgrove pupils and their teachers.
How do I join the Boxgrove PTA?
All parents/carers of Boxgrove pupils and their teachers are automatically members of the Boxgrove PTA and are encouraged to attend the Boxgrove PTA meetings regularly throughout the year. At these meetings all new ideas are raised and ongoing projects and events are discussed. We work as a team of parents/carers and teachers to decide how the proceeds from our fundraising should be allocated.
What does the Boxgrove PTA fund?
The Boxgrove PTA funds things that advance the education of all children who attend the school such as sports activities and IT equipment.
With the governments cuts to the school’s budget, it's becoming more and more important for parents/carers to support the fundraising of the Boxgrove PTA.
It has been a mixed year for the BPTA during the most recent academic year, 2019/2020, as it has been for everyone. A tale of two halves, certainly for our events. Despite the challenges we have still managed to raise £19,000 during this school year, which will get invested back into equipment and activities that enrich the learning and enjoyment for ALL the children at Boxgrove.
What was the money spent on?
During this academic year the School have requested funding for over £16,000 of additional items, including musical instruments and singing lessons so that all children in the school can learn music. Also LOTS of books of every sort imaginable, maths resources, outdoor learning resources and a handwriting package. We agreed in advance with school that for this year we will finance a Freelance Fundraiser who can hopefully maximise income for the school by applying for grants for some larger projects and also that we will fund SeeSaw, the new online learning platform.
How can I help?
Parents/carers have a range of strengths and talents which they can use to support the school for example to run an event, or just lend a hand at an event or even come up with new ideas. In addition to organising the various events every year, the school is also looking to source funding for large-scale projects.
And if you fancy being a Class Rep or would like to help run an event as part of a team, for example the School Disco and the Family BBQ next year, it would be a great help and much appreciated.
Please Lend A Hand & Support The School
Lending a hand, no matter how large or small, will help make positive changes that enhance the children's experience and education at Boxgrove. Not only can you put your skills and hobbies to good use, it’s a really good way to network within the school community too!
If you would like to get involved with the Boxgrove PTA in any way, then please pop along to our next Boxgrove PTA meeting to find out more or email firstname.lastname@example.org.