Boxgrove PTA - Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Boxgrove Parent Teacher Association (BPTA)?
The Boxgrove Parent Teacher Association (BPTA) is a registered charity, Charity Number: 1095629, 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 equipment and activities that enrich the learning and enjoyment for ALL the children who attend the school.
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 another mixed year for the BPTA, as it has been for everyone. The funds you helped us raise this year were limited due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, we did come up with some ideas to raise funds despite lockdowns and social distancing.
Despite the challenges our profits from fundraising during the 2020/2021 academic were £15759.61p, a decrease of £3603.58p from the previous academic year. This is largely attributed to Covid-19 and events being unable to run. The funds raised will get invested back into equipment and activities that enrich the learning and enjoyment for ALL the children at Boxgrove.
We started the year with a healthy bank balance that took us into the pandemic. This meant we were able to continue giving the school everything they asked for despite our decreased income.
What was the money spent on?
During this academic year the School have received funding for over £20,000 of equipment from the BPTA including 30 iPads with cases and charging trolley, Early Years magic garden, outdoor physical activity equipment, outside seater tables and storage boxes, online panto, Summer term arts week, KS1 reading at home, phonics support for EYFS/KS1, filming of the Summer Bonanza and Y6 leavers celebrations plus many, many other items across all year groups.
The children at Boxgrove Primary School benefit from the work we do and the funds we raise!
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 email@example.com.
Boxgrove Parent Teacher Association is a Registered Charity with the Charity Commission for England and Wales. Charity number: 1095629