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The active involvement of parents in their child's education is crucial to the child's success, and we are keen to work with parents and ask that they support the school in its endeavours. In each year there is at least one Parents' Evening when subject staff are available to talk about your child's progress. Arrangements can be made at other times to meet their tutor, year leader or other teachers if problems arise. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns about your child's education. If there are problems with your son or daughter at home we would also like to know as soon as possible. We are always pleased to see parents by appointment and all tutors have a school email address that parents can use to communicate any concerns or questions they might have.
All parents are automatically members of the PTA. The PTA supports the school through its Enrichment Fund, provides an important forum for discussion of educational issues and helps at school functions. PTA funds are raised by an annual voluntary donation of £10 per family. Meetings are held half termly and all parents are welcome to attend.
We do not run jumble sales, fairs etc. as we find that parents would prefer to make this one-off contribution annually rather than give up precious free time. The money we raise is needed more and more for essentials, not just extras. This year we have supported Maths, Art, PSHE/Citizenship, Chemistry, Science, A Level Photography, Product Design, Year 9 Science, Biology, Food Tech and many other academy activities. Equipment bought range from scientific calculators, drawing boards, arts & crafts tools, burettes, camera lens and equipment, biscuit joiner, edible ink printer as well as providing monetary support for 'challenge team UK presentations', Biology Olympiad, and sponsoring 'Brain Day'.
The secret of a good PTA is to have new members joining each year, bringing fresh ideas and enthusiasm. Please will you consider joining us? It isn't an arduous task; we meet just once every half term, so if you're not a 'committee person' don't be put off. If you would like to be involved in any way do come along to any of our meetings.
The next PTA meeting is at 6.30pm on Tuesday 20 September 2016 in the Conference Room.
PTA Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following websites may provide useful advice and support for parents of school children.
Directgov - Government advice on helping children to learn.
Childnet's Know IT All - A multi award-winning suite of education resources designed to help educate parents, teachers and young people about safe and positive use of the internet.
Special Needs UK - A dedicated website for parents and professionals interested in special needs.
The Kings of Wessex is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.