Who are the PTA?
All parents/carers of children at Malden Manor Primary School and members of staff are automatically members of the Parent Teacher Association.
The PTA committee is currently made up of:
Chair - Jenny Hutchings
Minutes Secretary - Lucy Hedley-Smith
Co-Treasurers - Arpit Ahuja and Catherine Hutson
The majority of classes also have a PTA Class Representative who provides a link between parents/carers and the PTA.
PTA meetings take place half-termly on a Thursday evening at 7.30pm in the school staffroom. All parents/carers are invited to attend these meetings and we welcome everyone’s ideas and suggestions as we discuss events, fundraising and spending.
Our PTA is organised into different teams which meet separately to plan and organise specific events throughout the year. The timing of these meetings is decided by the members of each team, which allows everyone to balance home/work commitments alongside supporting the PTA.
What do we do?
We support the school by fundraising for additional resources and experiences for our children. Our recent purchases have included eggs to hatch, workshops in a mobile space dome, reading books, toys and games for the playground, musical instruments and music stands and Nursery balancing equipment as well as significant contributions towards the purchase of a climbing frame for the Reception children and an outdoor fitness trail for the older children.
We also bring the school community together through our events each year and give our children and parents/carers an opportunity to socialise together and have fun.
The PTA organises a number of fundraising events throughout the year. Our events include:
- Fireworks Night – a sell-out event last year
- Spooky Disco – an opportunity to dress up
- Christmas Disco – a great celebration at the end of term
- Krispy Kreme Sales – a Friday after-school treat a couple of times a year
- Quiz Night – for the grown-ups to have some fun!
- Easter Disco – with an Easter egg raffle
- Summer Fair - lots of stalls, games, refreshments and fun!
We would love you to come along to our half-termly PTA meetings and share your ideas or if you’d just prefer to listen you’d be very welcome too.
If your child has a great time at one of our discos or if you love quiz nights or enjoy the community feel of our summer fair, then why don’t you join our Disco Team, Quiz Team or Summer Fair Team? These teams meet at a time convenient to their members and share ideas for organising their event.
Becoming a Class Representative is a great way to meet and chat with other parents/carers as well as supporting the PTA.
firstname.lastname@example.org or via the School Office
We have a Facebook page ‘Malden Manor Primary School PTA’ which is a great way of keeping up-to-date with all of our events, purchases and news as we post very regular updates. We also ask for volunteers for events via the Facebook page. It is a closed group, so when you request to join you will need to give your child’s class name and teacher’s name to ensure that you are part of our school community. https://www.facebook.com/MaldenManorPrimarySchoolPTA
You can find Malden Manor Primary School on The Giving Machine. This is a great fundraising site that allows you to raise a cash donation for our PTA whenever you shop or book online. It’s easy to use and doesn’t cost you (or us!) a penny! Simply sign up using the link below and then go through The Giving Machine website or their free Shop&Give app whenever you shop online.
Do you need to order name tags for your child’s uniform and equipment?
If you order from Nametags4u via the link below on our school website (PTA page), Nametags4u will donate 20% of all orders placed to the school PTA. So for every £100 of orders placed we will receive £20 to spend on school equipment.
Please note that you must order via the link on the Name tags 4 U website!