Parent Teacher Association (P.T.A)

An introduction to the Morden Primary Parent Teacher Association

The following information is just to let you know a little bit about who we are and what we do.

Meet the committee

Chair – Danielle Keen

Hi, mum to Lily in year 6. All of my 6 children have gone to Morden primary, this year it will be 22 years of coming to the school. The staff have always supported my children and given them the best start with their education, and now my youngest is leaving which is quite emotional. So I thought I could still be involved by volunteering to be the chair of the PTA, I have always loved helping with the PTA over the years so was happy to step in. I’m hoping to get as many parents and teachers involved with fundraising and organising fun events. Here’s to the next 22 years.

Co-Chair – Sarah Pope

Secretary – Caroline Hall

Hello my son Charlie is in year 5 and loves school, I’ve been coming to this school since nursery,  I am now PTA secretary and I want to do what we can to help raise money for this lovely school, for our children’s future and to have a little fun too.

Treasurer – Hayley Cockett

Hi there. My daughters both attended the school, and I continue to support the school’s positive attitude to providing our children the very best education, and recognise how important a strong PTA can contribute to this.

What is a P.T.A?

The PTA is a partnership between people associated with Morden Primary, who have the common goal of aiding the advancement of the education of pupils in the school in particular by promoting cooperation between, Parents, Staff, Governors, Friends, the Local Education Authority and others associated with the School.

  • Engaging in activities or providing facilities or equipment, which support the school and advance the education of the pupils.
  • Welcoming all new parents, carers and friends encouraging them to participate in the activities of the Association.

Your involvement with the school automatically makes you a member of the PTA. How active a member you choose to be, is down to you. Both parents and teachers alike may find opportunities to get involved if they want to, even if they only have a limited amount of spare time to give. It doesn’t matter how little or how much time you can spare, as your involvement has a huge impact on the PTA’s ability to support the children and the school.

What does the PTA do?

The main focus of the PTA, and indeed most PTA, is to raise money for the school in order to provide “extras” for our children that are not included as part of the main school budget. These extras are things like support for sports teams, projects such as extra play equipment or even specialist Information Technology software or hardware that supports the national curriculum. These projects are developed in collaboration with the teachers and Senior Leadership and Management Team.

The PTA also likes to support the social life of the children and the school community. Where possible the PTA likes to provide opportunities for parents and community members to meet, have fun and get to know each other whilst also raising funds for a very worthy cause – our children!

P.T.A Backdrop
Musical Backdrop purchased by the P.T.A

What else has the PTA bought for the school?

  • Purchase of an archway for a garden area.
  • Purchase of a class set of recorders.
  • Purchase of lighting and stereo for performances.
  • Purchase of book corner reading material.

How we keep you informed

Events will be publicised in the school’s newsletter. The PTA’s business, future events and fund raising is discussed at regular PTA meetings, to which everyone is very welcome.

Spooky Disco organised and run by the P.T.A

The PTA Committee hope that you have found this information useful and hope this has answered any questions that you may have had about the PTA and how you can become involved. It can all sound a bit daunting, but although being actively involved in the PTA does mean some commitment, it also gives a lot of fun, satisfaction and ultimately benefits our children.

Dates of future meetings will be posted on the school website; we look forward to seeing you there. If you would like any further information on how to get involved, please contact the committee via the school office or the school website.