All parents and staff are members of the PTA and you are warmly welcomed to participate in the range of activities offered. While providing an opportunity to enjoy social events, the PTA plays a vital role in fund raising for the school. We are currently raising funds for items such as a new hall projector system and some chrome books/tablets for the children.
PTA hold regular discos and movie nights, a Summer Fair and Christmas Fair, share events with Wallace Fields Infant School such as Circus and Fireworks, and many other events. See below some posters and flyers from events we have held so far this school year.
If you are interested in helping on the PTA for just one event, doing one small thing or being much more involved please do not hesitate to contact the chairperson Julie King at firstname.lastname@example.org
PTA are in the great position now of being able to claim back Gift Aid on donations. That’s 25% (an extra 25p for every £1) for every donation if you are a UK taxpayer. If you would like to donate to the School Fund with Gift Aid claimed, please use this link https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/8007. The PTA is a charity and can claim gift aid whereas the school cannot as it is not a charity. We also claim gift aid on sponsorship, school fair entrance donations and other donations.
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be collecting free donations for Wallace Fields Junior School PTA? It’s a really easy way to help the school raise funds - Sign up via https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/wfjspta and once you have created an account, you can set your preferences to have gift aid claimed as well. The retailers include Sainsbury's, Tesco, Amazon, Ocado, Waitrose, ebay, Argos, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline, Expedia and Thomas Cook to name but a few.
If you think you might forget to shop each time via easyfundraising then the Donation Reminder will help you. It provides a little reminder every time you shop online - https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/donation-reminder
Many companies throughout the UK offer employees the chance to boost their fundraising efforts by 'matching' the money they raise. It really is money for nothing, and your PTA could double the amount of cash it raises with very little effort. Please contact your Human Resources department to check if your company run a scheme and can give you a form to fill in. For more information about Match Funding go to http://www.pta.co.uk/funding/faqs-match-funding.aspx
The PTA held their AGM on Thursday 11th January 2018. The Annual return of PTA accounts for 2016/2017 has been done and accounts independently examined and were approved. The WFJS PTA Trustees report 2016/17 is attached below which outlines the activities held during the year, money raised and how the money was spent.
PTA Trustee report
2017/2018 PTA official roles
For 2017/2018 the following PTA roles have now been officially made:
- The Chair Julie King - voted in by Clair Wills and seconded by Caroline De Ville.
- The Treasurer Claire White - voted in by Julie King and seconded by Catherine Halliday Taylor.
- The Secretary Caroline De Ville - voted in by Claire White and seconded by Andrea Day.