Harvey Road School’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is a brilliant and highly successful group who not only support the school through fund raising but also have a huge amount of fun at the same time.
As a registered charity, the money raised by the PTA go towards supporting the many different fantastic experiences that children have. These have included state of the art IT resources, playground equipment, famous visitors such as authors and illustrators and themed weeks that develop a broader range of curriculum activities.
There are many events that occur throughout the year and parents can help out or get involved in many different ways. This could range from spending a little time setting up a stall at one event to helping plan one, or to man a stall or producing posters. Every little helps! As a parent of a child at the school, you will automatically become a member of our PTA. If you want to help, we have a job for you!
At Harvey Road School we have a dedicated team of parents to help run our school fundraising events. The PTA is a registered charity so all funds raised go back into the school and can only be used in a way that benefits the children directly.
Our PTA is made up of 2 Coordinators: Shelley Udall and Susan Alexander who are supported by the Committee – Dipal Shah and Tom Allerton.
Alongside the Committee each class has a minimum of 2 class representatives. They take on roles such as organising a rota for our main events and, if they feel happy to do so, run a small event e.g. a movie afternoon.
When your children start at the school all parents automatically become PTA members. So if you would like to become a class rep or join the Committee, please let us know. All are welcome!
Each year we have a mixture of events. Our main events are the Christmas Market and the Summer Fair. We also run a Halloween Disco, movie afternoons, cake sales, quiz night, camp night and much more!
How You Can Help
New ideas – we are always open to fresh ideas for events so please do feel free to come along to our meetings or speak to one of us in the playground should inspiration strike!
Sponsorship – we try to get our events sponsored. This is an ongoing task throughout the year. If anyone knows a company or business who would be interested in providing sponsorship then please do point them in our direction.
Raffle Prizes/Silent Auction – again this is an ongoing task throughout the year. Any donations for our Christmas and Summer raffle and silent auctions are much appreciated.
Matched Funding – matched giving/funding is a simple way of maximising your fundraising efforts for the School. It is an arrangement between a company and its employee. Many companies will pledge a sum of money relating to the amount their employee has raised for, or donated to, the charity of their choice. Some will match £ for £, others may match with time, others a combination of both. It could be they will offer a service such as the opportunity to print posters, programmes, newsletters etc. It would be wonderful if all parents could ask their employer if they operate a matched giving/funding scheme. If the answer is yes, please let the PTA know!
Thank you for taking the time to read more about the PTA. We look forward to the continued support from all parents at our future events.
The PTA have donated money to the school to fund 32 laptops and 2 laptop trolleys. We have also installed digital white boards and projectors in every classroom This is a huge resource in the school and directly supports the quality of teaching and learning taking place.
Physical exercise and fitness is something that everyone at Harvey Road School takes seriously. To develop our already extensive range of sporting opportunities, our PTA invested in a traversing wall. This enables the children to develop upper body strength and coordination as well as having a huge amount of fun during their playtime.
To mark the school’s tenth anniversary of the new building, the PTA sponsored a mosaic to be made. A local artist specialising in mosaics came to the school and demonstrated how to make mosaics. Then, every child and adult in the school added at least one piece to the mosaic that is now displayed outside the school entrance.
Outdoor Learning Area
In Partnership with the school, our PTA sponsored the building of an Outside Learning Space. This is a stage area with audience seating designed to support not only literacy but all the many curriculum based activities that take place. Many children also use this during break times.