The Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
The PTA is a part of the school community to which all parents automatically become members. It is headed by a committee and their function is to raise funds to provide additional resources and experiences which the children may not otherwise receive.
Fundraising is done in a variety of ways e.g. the almost obligatory cake sales, Christmas fayre, Bags2school, film nights, discos, quiz night and summer extravaganza. Although co-ordinated by the committee, many of these events couldn't possible take place without the support and help of a band of willing helpers. Our current motto being 'many hands make light work'.
Requests for funds come from the teachers, often for events which reinforce the curriculum e.g. the opportunity to experience what it might have been like in a particular time in history, or participating in an art or design technology project. However, it also provides funds for more fun activities e.g. developing circus skills performances by travelling theatre groups. The PTA also contribute to bigger projects -most recently in 2015 we funded an outdoor learning space (see photo below) and contributions to the replacement of the larger static outdoor play equipment. Without the PTA, the majority of these events would either not take place or would be dependent on direct contributions from parents.
If you are a Facebook user and would like to keep updated with our events and activities, please find and like us on facebook by searching for Bottisham Community Primary School PTA or follow this link: Bottisham Community Primary School PTA Facebook Page.
Our meetings usually take place on a Monday at the start of each half term. If you aren't able to come to the meetings but would like to be involved, please speak to the office and they will put you in touch with us.
Scroll down this page to see the latest Newsletter and Minutes of the last meeting.