PTA

Bearwood PTA
 
Here at Bearwood Primary School we are very lucky to have an active and enthusiastic PTA that is an integral part of the school community.   

The PTA is not just about raising money, it is also there to support the school in the provision of an education that has the children at the heart of it.  The PTA, with the support of the parents and carers, is there to provide strong links between home and school, bringing the community together to support the children’s education.

All families at Bearwood are automatically members of the PTA. Together we run fundraising events and activities to raise money for educational resources. We want as many people involved as possible; whether it’s coming up with ideas, helping out, joining in or simply enjoying what’s organised, we want our fundraising efforts to also bring people together and build on the school’s fantastic community spirit. 

Each year the amount of money raised varies.   The PTA committee work with the leadership team to understand the needs of the school and adapt fundraising plans to achieve what is required.

In the past PTA fundraising has been used for:

  • Interactive teaching screens
  • Subsidising class trips and workshops
  • New reading books for the school library 

The PTA is extremely conscious of the ethos and diversity of our school, and we try very hard when organising and planning events to respect this.  We aim to deliver a calendar of events that appeal across the community, to both parents and children. 

Our PTA committee generally consists of four primary officers: Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.

The PTA holds meetings at least once a term, at which a representative from the school is also present.


How can I get involved?
Donate your time:  Help support the school by volunteering not only with PTA events but also within school with trips, reading with the children and other class-based occasions.  Come to the PTA meetings and share your ideas, experiences, skills and enthusiasm.  We really can’t achieve what we do without the behind the scenes help that we receive.

Use www.easyfundraising.org.uk: By signing up to easyfundraising.org.uk every purchase you make online through their website means a donation for the school.  Follow the link to get started and sign up today: www.easyfundraising.org.uk

Direct voluntary contributions: We welcome voluntary direct debit donations from parents and carers either via a standing order payment or via an individual one-off payment. As the Bearwood PTA is a registered charity, donating attracts Gift Aid and, for higher rate taxpayers, additional sums can be reclaimed on self-assessment tax returns and a receipt can be provided for your tax return. 

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The PTA publishes regular notices in our Newsletter, giving information about their fundraising .

If you would like to contact the PTA you may email them at: PTA@bearwood-pri.wokingham.sch.uk


Should you wish to donate to the PTA please click the following link:

https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/3713943

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