The Role of the PTA
The Parent Teacher Association (PTA) exists to facilitate and promote the community life of the school - something which is greatly valued by parents, teachers and pupils alike.
We arrange regular events throughout the school year, which are extremely well supported by the families and friends of the school and the village communities. During past years the PTA has organised Christmas and May Fairs, an annual Quiz, bike sales and a ball. This year we are also organising a disco for the children and a PTA Challenge event in the form of a sponsored muddy obstacle run for parents and staff to take part in.
Every parent or guardian with a child in the school and everyone on the school staff is automatically a member of the PTA.
As a key body of the school community the PTA at Shelford works to raise money towards projects and equipment which will benefit our children inside and outside the classroom, as well as to fund extra-curricular school activities. In 2012 the PTA committee agreed to commit a large part of our ongoing fundraising (£8,500 annually over an 8 year period) to pay for work undertaken to enable completion of the outdoor learning environment, one of the school's improvement priorities.
The PTA also assists at school functions such as the Carol Service and Community Concerts, and organises school ‘extras’ like school uniform sales and school photographs.